Friday, August 27, 2010

Spoil Him - Pack a Lunch & Write a Note

I pack Josh a lunch everyday, unless work provides lunch. Okay, there have been a few times that I just plain forgot! Yes, I felt so bad. Men need their lunches. Here are some things that I think about to make this easy.

  1. Cook enough for leftovers the night before. I'm lucky he likes leftovers.
  2. Keep emergency foods in supply... like peanut butter. He loves it. I use it sparingly, so it's like a treat more than a oh-no-I-forgot-your-lunch food. I also send soup cans with him occasionally for a stash for the really forgetful/busy days.
  3. Keep a fruit basket of favorites by the door. He grabs 1-2 everyday if I don't include it in his lunch. 
  4. Make easy snacks. I try to keep foods that last several days in portions, like yogurt and boiled eggs. It's super easy when I have this. So worth it! 
  5. Have salad toppings on hand. It's amazing how some almonds, craisins, and boiled eggs can make spinach and lettuce so happy, especially with a favorite dressing (and grilled chicken if I think ahead). 
  6. Include a note. This turns any lunch good or bad into one of the best parts of his day. Easy!

The other day I saw a guy quietly loading frozen meal after frozen meal on the belt. I was tempted to say, "You poor thing. You need a wife." I didn't, of course. But I decided that my man isn't going to be ashamed of his meals. My probably motivation is found in his response. Here's a text I got from him today: 

Josh: "my wife spoils me" - to coworker as I prepare an amazing gourmet burrito. "looks good" he said as he put water into his ramen noodles.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Folding Fitted Sheets - Duh!

This is Courtney, and she has a website about Living Well. There are some good tips on there, I think.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Doodling - It's what I do.

I told him that I'm obsessed. I don't think he gets it because he was surprised when I mentioned my doodling habits. Is this just a girl thing? Or is it a me thing? *swoon*

P.S. This is just stuff I had within reach of my desk.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Gave it all up.

I gave it all up in 2009 to be with Josh.

Since then, I've been given it all back... and some!

Read about it on my other blog.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dreaded Thursday

For real. It's Josh's school night. He's gone from 8am-10:30pm. *wail* I dread it, but it also becomes the perfect opportunity to clean, cook, catch up on projects, etc. So what do I do? I sit down to write this post and write about the things that I want to do.

I want to do these things:
  • make ice cream
  • make yogurt
  • plan meals
  • do dishes
  • clean apartment
  • do laundry
  • clean "guest" room (family addition is in Russia for a couple weeks, so we're using his room this weekend)
  • think of a way to make Josh feel special

(Within seconds of posting this, this popped up on my Twitter... I just had to come back and let you know. Go figure.)

Before I go, I want to leave you with a picture of my niece... okay, two. My hubby and I love to take pictures for my sister's family. He got these a couple weeks ago. :) We call her Banana.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Can't Stop Talking. It's Normal.

Mom, you are right.

My mom was with us for a few days before moving to Naknek, Alaska (read about it). As we were packing up and taping boxes to ship up there, she told me that Josh and I talk more to each other than any couple she knows. She wonders how on earth we get anything accomplished. You might wonder.

Here's a classic example from just last night.

Josh and I met after work to go to a coffee shop to be productive. I picked him up so we could talk and drive together. He had a list of things to do, and well, I went to keep him company. Normal.

We ended up having three significant discussions. Significant, meaning, it influenced our thinking, enhanced our communication skills, and drew us closer together. The goals of all conversations. One was on family, how we interact with various members. Another was on the situation with our church and our amazing pastor, Tom Brock. We are so proud to be members of Hope. The third was on vows and divorce. After a few hours, we agreed to continue at a later time, and he quick returned to studies.

I love my husband.

He's my best friend.

We left his car at work so we could drive home together. On the way home we read Nahum. It was a normal evening.

This is why we review priorities. What does that mean?

Amazon Targets Students - Genius!

Remember Amazon Prime (totally worth it, by the way)? Well, now it's even more worth it... for some. If you have a .edu email address, you're in luck. You get it free for a year - here. No lie. Since the love of my life is the most resourceful person I know, I was pretty proud to have found it first. We get the year free and got money back! Perks of student life. Yesssssssssssssssss.

Oh wait, it gets better. Everyday Amazon Gold Box puts out lightning deals. Every once and a while we'll get blown away.

how 'bout this...

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