The results are in for this month’s poll! There was a much better turnout this time than last, so that was exciting (hey, it’s the little things). I’ve heard many times that it’s important to date your spouse after marriage, you know, to nurture the relationship, to continue to relate to your spouse on an… Continue reading What’s Your Take Results: How often do you “date” your spouse?
This is what happens when you’re married to a doctor who is also creative… (it was our anniversary on December 16th – Three whole years!)
Those were the wise words a good friend of mine spoke to me when I was engaged to my husband. The entire idea was something to the effect of, “There will be times when you think that your husband is broken or something. He’s not. He’s just a guy. They’re just different from us.” I… Continue reading Your husband is not broken; he’s just a guy
(It occurred to me that it is Tuesday, but that this is not a Torah Tuesdays post. I plead sleep-deprivation and mommy-brain. Hope you enjoy the following post, regardless of its out-of-order appearance). ——————————– A Russian son calls his mother three times a week and she asks him why he’s not calling more. An American… Continue reading Culture Clash
Yesterday was a stressful day. I was scheduled to play in a concert in the evening, and before that happened, I needed to sterilize the breast pump, pump some milk for the baby, sterilize the bottles (they were still in the package), take a shower, get my instruments and music from the car, write and… Continue reading Being unpleasant to the ones we love the most.
I once had a co-worker who vented to me about how much she despised making lunch for her husband. She described making him a sandwich, pantomiming how she would slap the ingredients down and slam the sandwich halves together, all while muttering under her breath. It all looked rather violent to me. I remember thinking:… Continue reading It’s the Little Things
It started when we got engaged. People would ask, “So, what does your chosson do?” I would reply, “He’s in medical school.” Eyebrows would raise; heads would nod approvingly. “Ah, a doctor,” they would say. Call me naive, but I was in the dark as to what exactly was the big deal. One of my… Continue reading Oh, so you married a DOCTOR?!!
It’s funny how sometimes I think I’m being entirely clear, and then I realize that what I said could be interpreted completely differently from how it is in my head. For instance, as we were pulling out of our driveway for our recent road trip, I realized that I needed to eat a little more… Continue reading Communcating, or not.
You may recall my post from July 7 where I challenged myself to be presentable when my husband came home and to have dinner ready on time. Well, I kept track for two weeks (almost) and here are the results! I have to say that I’m pretty proud of myself. It wasn’t always easy to… Continue reading The Challenge Follow-up
Okay, so I’m challenging myself to do two things to strengthen my marriage. We’re already very happily married, mind you, and I intend to keep it that way. What two things am I going to strive for? 1) Look nice for my husband when he comes home. This means that however I look when I’m… Continue reading The Challenge