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13 years of wedded bliss

It was the beginning of a companionship that I never expected. I didn’t realize that although we would have times of struggle, that I would love this man more and more each day and look forward to when he walked in the front door each evening.

I am truly blessed to be married to someone who would tell me daily that I was the best thing that ever happened to him.

Susan

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Well, just as most of the projects have gone since we started three months ago, this is taking longer than we thought. Last weekend it was sunny, bright and oh so warm. It was a day we live for here in the Northwest. Today was cold, bitterly cold, wet, with even just a few snow flurries. That makes for slow drying time. All the painting is being done in the garage, the obvious place, and with a limited amount of space hubby needed to figure out how to paint 22 doors and where to store them while they are drying. He is so brilliant. He built this amazing tower with arms sticking out and on each set of arms rests a door. Not only that, the whole thing does not tip over when all the doors are in place. Side two of the primer coat is being put on and hopefully it will be dry by tomorrow. Hopefully tomorrow we can get one side painted with it’s top coat. Hopefully it will warm up.

Susan

PS–No painting today. We woke up to snow on the ground. We had sunny skies, clouds, rain, hail.  What strange weather we are having. We were able to move quite a bit of stuff out of the house though. It is feeling so good in here. What am I possibly going to do with all the stuff in the other house. Did I tell you we are loosing about 300 sf?  Yikes!

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It’s Friday

I have groceries to buy, school to finish up for the week, and other miscellaneous errands. I am looking forward to another productive weekend in getting this house ready to sell.  One of the things that I have enjoyed in this process is working with my husband. I enjoy the projects, seeing things get done, walking around the home improvement store holding hands and getting a quick bite to eat without the kids.  Even though our work will not be done when we sell this house, I am looking forward to the work we need to do at the new house. I am looking forward to making it our home, finishing it with the perspective that this is our forever (on earth) home.  It’s a bit difficult waiting, but I know with each step we make here, we are closer to getting there.  What are your plans for the weekend?  Hope it’s a good one!

Susan

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I met hubby when we were both 27.  I ran all over the world, playing, hoping to run into my soul mate.  Little did I know that he lived in the states and that I carried with me a book mark that was made by his parents card company.  Little did I know that I actually had his address on the back of that bookmark.  When we met he was the typical guy, with lots of friends and many of them female. He was great at giving them all plenty of attention.  It wasn’t long before I recognized the man that fulfilled many of the items on my list of “what to look for in my mate”.  It took a while longer for him to realize that I might be the one for him.  When he did though, we were stuck together like glue. I recognized his ability to be self sufficient. He could take care of himself. In fact he did so quite well, as he worked his way through college, and purchased his first house on his own.  I saw right away how gentle and sweet he was (and is) and how he had an ability to take care of me. I felt safe, and protected around him.  If a bear were to come into our campsite he would know what to do. If our car broke down, he would know what to do. If we were caught in a snow storm, he would know what to do.  I love this about him.  We met in February 14 years ago, began dating in June, were engaged in January and married in July.  We have had 13 years of Valentine’s Day.  In the beginning I admit to expecting too much and then being disappointed when I didn’t receive what I thought was adequate love on Valentine’s Day. Today, I expect nothing and the reason is, hubby tells me and shows me in many ways daily how much he loves me.  I don’t need flowers or even chocolate for that matter to feel the love of hubby. I am blessed to receive it all through out the year.

Susan

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Hubby is a good daddy!

This weekend my middle child Pixie asked her big sister what she would like for Christmas. Princess the 10 yr old going on 16 said, “Um, well, I would like a cell phone and an ipod…” in that preteenage attitude like voice. Pixie was a bit discouraged because obviously she can’t buy her sister a cell phone or an ipod. But then the great idea came. Hubby helped Pixie make a paper ipod to look exactly like his real one. They put all the proper markings on it as well as a fake ear phone cord. Pixie wrapped it up and wrote out an eloquent card stating that she got her exactly what her sister wanted. So clever! Princess is forever picking on and teasing Pixie and Pixie most of the time does not think Princess is funny. This is a perfect little get back at Princess. Besides that, I think Princess is really going to like her gift!

Also this weekend Hubby helped Pixie make a cake. They were watching America’s Test Kitchen and their mouth drooled at the cake that was baked. We bought a box mix and hubby watched over the baking process. Then he made frosting and she decorated the cake on her own. He is so good to help her in this way. Even though I homeschool the girls, I am not exactly great at doing these activities with the girls. I am glad they have the daddy they do!

Susan

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