Good Things Rescue
Last week, I openly admitted to once thinking my husband was a jerk. (Read it Here).
My husband was asked if the post was true. He's a reasonably honest man, so he confessed- Yes, he said all those things and probably some worse.
Being the insightful guy that he is, he came home and asked, "Why in the hell did you put up with me?"
One, he's lucky I grew up with two older brothers and was conditioned to male deviance.
Two, he's cute.
Three, he's simply the best human being I've ever met.
My husband and I have been together 28 years and in those 28 years, I'm not sure he has ever put himself first.
My husband grew up on a farm. Every day he had more work on his plate than I was given in a month. Every summer since he able to carry a hammer, he worked. Six days a week, from morning till night. He never questioned it. He never rebelled or demanded anything in return for his labor.
Now that we have kids, he works 40+ hour weeks. He doesn't work long hours to buy himself new toys (His car is a 1994 Nissan Sentra. It's so old and crappy, its Blue Book value depends on how much gas is in the tank).
He works to give his kids all the things he never had. And from the day they were born, he has saved so when they grew up, they could chase whatever dream they wanted without worrying too much about the price tag.
He's an actions kind of guy, and that works for me.
Thanks to our hosts Lexa, L.G, and Tonja Drecker for this weekly good things check in!
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For this week's good things, we have the lovely Stephanie stopping by and she's brought a give away!!
Stephanie to the Rescue
Let's say it's a cold, grey February weekend. Perfect couch potato weather, so...
1. What TV show should we binge on?
I would say Medium because I loved that show, but it’s gone from Netflix. I recently binge watched Mad Men and loved it, although it might be a little heavy. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, how about The Wonder Years? I’ve been watching it on Netflix and what a great show!
2. What movie should we watch?
My all-time favorite movie is The Truman Show. It feels like it says so much about life—his feeling of being trapped in a life that has been created for him, the desire to have our lives mean something… I also just watched Grease Live, which I recorded when it was on Fox. The ending was phenomenal.
3. What shows or movies should we avoid?
American Horror Story Seasons 2 on. Unless you have a stomach for extreme violence. The first season was great, but I can’t make it through any of the other seasons.
4. What snack should we bring to our weekend couch potato sit-in?
I’ll bring the chocolate, you bring the pizza! I worked in a movie theater as a teenager, so I don’t get excited about popcorn, but I love veggie chips and French Onion dip. Wear your PJs, too. My couch potato sit-ins are very informal.
Piper Morgan Joins the Circus
By Stephanie Faris
Piper is super excited to help out at Bark Street, a local animal shelter in town. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by adorable puppies and dogs all day? And when Piper sees Taffy, the cutest dog she has ever seen, Piper is determined to find a way to bring Taffy home. But it won’t be easy—especially when she finds out someone else wants to make Taffy a part of their family, too!
1. Lose weight- every pound shaved off is a win. One pound down this morning.
2. Declutter rooms to declutter the mind. I tackled the man cave! How brave am I?
3. Publish two books. I'm up to chapter 13 on the very final edits. I'm hoping for an April release date.