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16 Feb

…at least I think I was.

I’m not a huge fan of going out ON Valentine’s Day. It just feels so forced. But last night was Valentine’s Day +1, and I was fine with the reservation my husband made for us.

I was very excited; he took me to the Capital Grille in DC, which I’ve never been to. We’re huge fans of trying new places to dine, so I was excited to head over.

I loved the Capital Grille. It was old-school. Dark wood, dim lighting, and almost pompous in a subdued way (if you can imagine.) It was far from loud and trendy, but even so, it was the place to be. Full of politicians, full of (I’m assuming) lobbyists, but all the ego-stroking was done in a calm and composed manner. I don’t think there was anyone there under the age of thirty.

Being a native New Englander, I had high expectations as I ordered  a three pound Maine lobster My husband had a steak by the likes of which I’ve never seen. Both were delicious.

We were surrounded by well-known people, except I couldn’t place any of them. Cut me some slack; all politicians look the same in dark blue suits!

My husband did a fantastic job choosing this restaurant, and we had a great, relaxing even.

I think I have a new favorite restaurant.

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#30: “Do you have a Bandaid? Because I just scraped my knee falling for you.”

8 Nov

A cheesy pickup line? Not REALLY my thing, but when you’re trying to be as clever as I am on a daily basis, you think outside of the box.

So last week when I was in Florida and saw a ‘Pick-Up Lines’ Magetic Poetry Kit at a magnet shop (yep; a shop that just had magnets), I decided to buy it and have a little fun with it.

I can’t even remember what I put together for my first little quote on the fridge; it was something slightly naughty but mostly funny. He laughed and got a kick out of it.

Yesterday, I was opening the fridge and saw:

I love you all my life

Love it! My husband decided to play along! Ironically, I tried to be a little ‘naughty’ to appeal to the man in him (thinking that’s how he’d go about this little game), and interestingly enough he responded back with a mushy phrase.

This is going to be fun!

Guest Post: When was the last time you had some mid-day fun?

26 Oct

Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

When was the last time you had some mid-day fun (of the email variety) with your partner? Mrs. C, a frequent reader, emailed me with a recent email exchange during the day between her and her husband. Hilarious! Do you and your significant other ever do fun stuff like this to break up the monotony?

 

 

 

From: Mr. C
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 12:59pm PM
To: Mrs. C.
Subject: Re: are you having dinner with your friends tonight?

What’s the dilly?


From: Mrs. C
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 2:36 PM
To: Mr. C
Subject: Re: are you having dinner with your friends tonight? 

She’s going to pick me up around 7 i think.  No dinner plans.


From: Mr. C
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 2:37pm PM
To: Mrs. C.
Subject: Re: are you having dinner with your friends tonight? 

Look, I need better response time than this. I am an important guy. I have things to do. I can’t wait around all day surfing the internet and watching the clock while my wife takes her sweet time getting back to me.


From: Mrs. C
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 2:38 PM
To: Mr. C
Subject: Re: are you having dinner with your friends tonight? 

Haha effff.  I just hoofed it up 7 flights of stairs after our all hands meeting.  Which is where I was since 12, creepy stalker guy.


From: Mr. C
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 2:39pm PM
To: Mrs. C.
Subject: Re: are you having dinner with your friends tonight? 

I demand better wife customer service.


From: Mrs. C
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 2:42 PM
To: Mr. C
Subject: Re: are you having dinner with your friends tonight?

Please hold.

Doodootdoodadoodoodaah!…

Thanks for holding! Your wife is kind of a big deal, and will be with you as soon as possible.  Your opinion as husband is valued, and wifey thanks you for your patience!

Doodootdoodadoodoodaah!….

 


From: Mr. C
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 2:43pm PM
To: Mrs. C.
Subject: Re: are you having dinner with your friends tonight? 

If you’d like to participate in a wife satisfaction survey at the end of this call, please press 1 now. *presses*


From: Mrs. C
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 2:45 PM
To: Mr. C
Subject: Re: are you having dinner with your friends tonight? 

Press 1 for: “Dang my wife is hawt”

Press 2 for: “Dang, my wife is hawt…and SMART!”

Press 3 for: “All of the above!”


From: Mr. C
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 2:46pm PM
To: Mrs. C.
Subject: Re: are you having dinner with your friends tonight? 

Press 4 for: “You’re the man. Why is your wife sass-mouthing you anyway? Take care of it.” *presses*


From: Mrs. C
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 2:46 PM
To: Mr. C
Subject: Re: are you having dinner with your friends tonight? 

Press 5 for: Take your peach pie and shove it! [Lifetime movie reference]

#25: Bust out my OCD cleaning planner (and wedding weekend follow-up)

19 Oct

As some of you may have read a few days ago, I have a cleaning planner now. Yup. A weekly planner, dedicated to cleaning and my chores.

Why?

  1. I’m a little OCD (or maybe a lot)
  2. I won’t remember to change the cat box, brush my teeth, do laundry, etc, if I don’t.

The reason I forget these things is not because I’m lazy; it’s because my brain is too busy and has too much going on.

Well, after our fabulous trip to our friends’ wedding this past weekend, I’ve gotten out of the habit of busting out my planner to do my chores (aka, the normal duties of wife and mother.) And then in the day and a half since we’ve been back, my excuse is that we’ve been EXHAUSTED. So it’s back to the chores planner tonight!

How does this benefit my husband, you ask?

“I wish you picking up after yourself and helping me clean the house a bit more was a perk of your OCD.” – Real quote from my husband.

Wedding Weekend

Some of you may be wondering about our weekend at our friend’s wedding and how it went. It went AMAZINGLY! Thank you everyone for all of your help!

We had friends babysit, and we flew up north and had two whole nights to ourselves!

And we caught up on our sleep. NOT!

Friday night, after several drinks to ease the stress of flying on an airline I don’t know on a route I don’t know (OCD, I tell ya!), we arrived at a lodge that the wedding family had rented, where we’d all be staying. It all started with some wine and catching up, and more wine, and many lobsters, and more wine, and more catching up…and even though we went to bed at 11pm, didn’t end until 3am when the loud music and drunken festivities ended.

“Those youngins’!!” is probably what you’re thinking, right? Except it wasn’t, it was all the ‘young folk’ in their 20’s and 30’s as well as several sets of parents, grandparents, and other ‘older’ relatives. Whew!

So naturally, even though we didn’t fall asleep until 3am, we were up by 7:00 since we’re on parental time, and also since the wedding rehearsal was at 7:30am. (Who had time to do it the day before??)

After that, we spent the day relaxing a bit, and, umm, ‘spending time’ together, and then were back for the wedding which started at 4:30 at the lake outside the lodge. We laughed with friends, drank some wine, chatted with friends, danced, drank, danced, drank, and then somehow it ended up being 1am. And since the guys had decided to smoke some cigars toward the end of the night, I had a very sick husband on my hands. We got to bed at about 3am, and were up at 7am to pack and head for the airport.

In the end, it was a great success of a weekend. My husband and I got to spend some much needed alone time with each other, we got to reconnect with some great friends….but the sleep? We’ll have to catch up on that another time.


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(Curious what my Marriage Project is all about?)

APB: My husband and I are going on a trip, and I need your help!

14 Oct

Suggestions, please, dear friends. My husband and I haven’t been away together overnight since our baby was born almost a year ago, and tomorrow we’re flying to a friend’s wedding.

We’ll have two whole nights alone together.

So here are my plans so far:

  • Don’t talk about the kids too much
  • Don’t get so tired at the wedding that we crash as soon as we get back to our room
  • Have uninterrupted sex

That’s all I’ve got. Any thoughts on little things I can do for him while we’re away?

(Curious what my Marriage Project is all about?)

#23: Move his scary movies to the top of the Netflix queue

12 Oct

Have you ever fought over the Netflix queue? We have. My husband LOVES scary moves. Me on the other hand? Not so much. Especially the bloody and gory ones. Why would I WANT to be scared? He thinks it’s exciting. I think it sets me up for a night of little sleep and nightmares, especially when he thinks it’s funny to pretend he’s a zombie and jump out at me right before we go to bed.

I’ve hit him before for that, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I keep telling him that in zombie situations (or what I think could potentially be a zombie situation) that I am not responsible for my actions, even if I punch him in the jaw. It might happen someday because:

  1. If it’s a real zombie, maybe whacking him in the jaw will give me a chance to make a break for it
  2. If it’s not a real zombie, it would certainly get the point across that I don’t like when he pretends he’s a zombie

BUT, in all seriousness, my husband DOES watch a lot of Chick Flicks with me (Tortilla Soup, The Holiday, Where the Heart is, Notting Hill, anyone?) and even though I’m sure those don’t give him nightmares at night (or who knows, maybe they do?) I suppose I should be fair about taking turns.

Which is why today, I’m headed into the Netflix queue, and moving his scary movies to the top. Here’s to weeks of not sleeping!

(And by the way, I STILL didn’t make those cornbread muffins; we went furniture shopping instead last night.)

Update: The only one of those we actually watched was ‘Incident On and Off a Mountain Road.’ It was gross and really scary, but I actually thought it was okay. The rest just sat there, so we sent them back)

Reason #4: My husband has turned mushy on me (and I mean that in a good way)

8 Oct

He’s been gone for two days, and he’s been mushy about it.

So sweet.

And then there’s more:

Of course, my computer at work has no sound, so I have no idea what the song is like, but I don’t care. He’s thinking about me.

I miss him.

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