Thanks to Darwin Barton
I thought there was nothing to being married – move in together, live in the same house and generally just be lovey dovey and happy all the time, right? WRONG! Trying to maintain a house with someone who is so completely your opposite is the toughest thing I think anyone can be asked to do and I’ve had a harder time with it than many of my peers. I’m an only child so I’m not used to sharing my space, particularly my bathroom. I give my husband total control over things like the TV in the living room and direct energy rainbow and even the dog but at the end of the day where I keep my stuff in the bathroom is really important to me and he should know that by now. It’s caused more than a few fights but we’re working through it. I figure if the biggest marital issue we have thus far is learning how to deal with each other in a small space then we’re actually doing okay.
I love Chinese food! I especially love sweet and sour chicken, chicken fried rice, and pan fried dumplings. There’s a really great all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet restaurant in town that I like to go to from time to time, but I really prefer ordering from the menu so that I can bring home leftovers. To me, that is getting the best bang for my buck because I really can’t eat a whole lot in one sitting. My hubby, on the other hand, prefers eating at the all-you-can-eat buffet. He can eat a lot in one sitting!
So I don’t argue, I just go and enjoy eating out – there are no dishes to wash afterwards, and it gives me the chance to try some of the foods that I would not normally order without trying first. Tonight we went to the buffet and I got to eat sesame chicken and king crab legs, which we don’t usually order to take home. So it was all good.
I got a phone call from my sister-in-law today – she’s pregnant with twins! That’s very exciting news to the whole family! She and her hubby been trying for several years to get pregnant, and it has finally happened! I’m so happy for them both! They have been going to an infertility doctor for the past year, and were just about to start some expensive treatments when they discovered that she is finally expecting! I can’t wait to help her decorate her nursery and plan her baby shower!
I guess I’d better start knitting some baby blankets!
This year it took longer than usual to get the lights on the tree; we are behind schedule! My hubby had to work some unexpected overtime because several of his co-workers came down with a virus that’s going around and so he had to work extra to pick up the slack. That’s ok because he gets paid good overtime pay for doing that, and the money is always welcome – especially around Christmas time!
Anyway, putting the lights on the tree is something that my hubby insists on doing himself – he’s very particular about how they go, and it takes him several hours to do it. I tried to help out one year and he was unhappy with the results, so now I just back off and let him take care of it. So yesterday my hubby devoted his afternoon to putting the lights on the tree, and I have to say it looks pretty good! So now I have the “all clear” to do the rest of the decorating, but it’s going to have to be a little bit every day since I have to work every day too! Oh well, it will all work out!
Some people prefer to read murder mysteries, some people prefer science fiction. Me, give me a good cook book and I’m happy for at least an hour! I love to fantasize about preparing a gourmet meal that my family will love. I actually DO manage to try a few recipes from the cook book from time to time! I have collected a large variety of cook books over the years. I have one cook book that my grandmother gave me before she passed away that is dated 1908! I LOVE to read cook books!