Monday, February 18, 2013

Tell Me About Your Husband, But Don't Touch Mine!

In honor of this being a post-Valentine's Day post, I'm going to talk about my honey-bun, my sugar snap, my lover boy. I don't call him any of those things. Barf! But yes, I am referring to my husband.

First, however, in honor of it being President's Day, I must channel my inner George Washington and admit that I chopped down the cherry tree. I've heard that may not even be true, but I'm using the analogy anyway.

Without being too enigmatic, I'm trying to say that I told a lie. I didn't mean to. Blogger made me do it., I swear! I told you in my last post it was number 100, but it wasn't. I didn't look closely enough and Blogger combined my drafts and my published posts, which equaled 100. I'm actually only on number 90. My bad. I'm sorry and I'm sure you forgive me and could care less. Moving on...

I talk a lot on this blog about myself. Okay, fairly incessantly. Okay, incessantly. Don't get me wrong. Other people are important to my daily life and I need them to exist - like my husband, my kids, my mom, my dogs. Today, I want to introduce you to my husband because he's honestly the most awesome man... ever.

Hands off. He's mine. Finders, keepers. Losers, weepers. Wah, wah, wah. I got him and you didn't. Phhhhht! So there. He's awesome, I tell you. He not only has provided me with a good life and works very hard as a Union Boilermaker, I can give you a long list of his awesomeness.

  1. He let me quit working to take care of him, the kids, the house, and all things he cannot accomplish whilst working insane hours. He works so hard, I feel bad that he has to do anything at home. But alas, I cannot cook. Therefore:
  2. He cooks. If he were not a Boilermaker, he'd be a chef, and a good one. He loves to cook and does so unless he is super exhausted. Then we eat microwaved boxed food that I cook. Or spaghetti, which is a meal I manage to cook and not make fire alarms sound.
  3. He has hobbies he's passionate about, like beekeeping and raising sheep. He supports my hobbies as well.
  4. He's artistic. He paints. He draws. He sings. He plays guitar. He writes. He even juggles, like throwing it behind his back and over his head and under his leg and crap. He's good!
  5. And my favorite... he carves. Just look at these beautiful pieces he's done...

 
 

 


 



Last but not least, he's just hot! I love him more than words can say. We're perfect for each other. Our strengths complement each other and so do our weaknesses. We learn from each other. We're a rock for each other. He's my spiritual rock. We rock as a couple. It will be ten years this summer and we are still happy as clams together, however happy that is ??? I hope they're happy. Hmmm. Suddenly, I wonder how happy clams really are... note to self: investigate the validity of clam happiness.

We're goofy together, smart together, stupid together, and committed to each other fully. We trust each other and support each other. He's my biggest fan and he doesn't have to read my work very often to believe in it completely. He tells me every day how much he loves me and how wonderful I am. That right there covers a multitude of sins.

We met on a blind date. It wasn't our date. You see, he... oh, never mind. I'll tell you all about it on our ten year anniversary this summer. It's a cute story :0)

Everybody, meet my husband, Neil Brown.

Now, tell me in the comments a little bit about what's so great about your mate!

29 comments:

  1. Cindy - Neil sounds like an amazing man, and so incredibly talented. You are so lucky to have each other. This was such a sweet, beautiful tribute to him!!!

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  2. Matthew makes me laugh! We too met in a fun-story-kind-of-way, at the airport!

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  3. Hey! It's our ten-year-anniversary in September! :) My man puts up with me, and that's the greatest challenge of all--but he's also my creative match in every way, and we push each other to succeed. I love that about us.

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  4. My partner has cared for me since I got sick. We had been together 6 months when I got ill and I moved in with him. When I had to give up work he supported that decision and has paid all the bills ever since. He works hard at his job and then comes home and does all the chores (and I mean ALL the chores, including food shopping and cooking). He supports me when I'm sad, he gets mad with me when the system just doesn't seem to work, and he amazes me with his intellect and wry sense of humour. I literally could not function without him in my life, mentally, physically and emotionally. By the way he's been looking after me for 12 years now and he's still not complained once.

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  5. What a sweet tribute to your hubs! My husband does the dishes. 'nuff said. :-)

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  6. I love it when women make it a point to love and appreciate their husbands instead of playing the silly game of complaining in order to bond with other women...I hope that makes sense. I've written many blog posts about my amazing husband over the years...I think what I love about him most is that he taught me what unconditional love is. By modeling it.

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  7. I love my husband so much. We all make mistakes and he is no exception, but he handles his mistakes better than most men, learns from his mistakes, and continually strives to be a better person. I couldn't ask for more in a man than that. For the most part, I think I build up more than tear down. At least, I hope that's what comes across with me. He does make some good blog post fodder at times, though ;) but it's all done in love and he doesn't mind me talking about him. I always remain respectful.

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  8. Awesome, isn't it? Mine won't touch dishes, but the cooking thing takes the cake ;0)

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  9. Wow! That's an amazing testament to his character. You had the exact right mate sent your way at just the exact right time. Wow, I say again... just wow! :)

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  10. Awesome that you also found a man who is your creative match. It helps drive us in our own creativity, don't you think?

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  11. That's one of the best things about Neil to me, the fact that he makes me laugh. Lord knows, we need to laugh, right sister? :0)

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  12. He is beyond wonderful. I really can't brag enough on him.

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  13. That's awesome Cindy! Having love in your life is the most important next to health of course. I'm very lucky in love, too. My giuy is a bundle of awsomeness. One thing i like to say to him is "when I'm stupid, i need you to be smart" and then i promise to be smart when he's stupid. It works. ;)

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  14. So sweet. It's great to feel lucky to have a wonderful guy, huh?

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  15. I paid my dues with a practice husband. This one's truly a keeper.

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  16. Don't have any man in my life ..... and that is buy choice for the moment.
    Wonderful and love-able post - so happy for you both and this is truly lovable tribute to a very special man.

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  17. My comment didn't post yesterday so I'll add my 2 cents again. First, I'm so happy for you Cindy that you have love in your life and such a great guy! It's so inspiring. My guy is a bundle of awsomeness. Our motto which I made up is 'Be smart when I'm stupid' and vice versa. This way we save each other before the big f**k ups.

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  18. Yeah, I don't know why it didn't go through, but thanks for posting again. Again, I love your motto!

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  19. Viveka, it's worth waiting for the right person to come along, that's for sure! I kissed a lot of frogs to find this prince ;0)

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  20. Aw! This is too sweet! And wow those carvings are amazing!
    My husband makes me laugh. We actually laughed through our entire wedding ceremony. Now if I could just get him to stop leaving clothes all over the floor. ;)

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  21. Kelly, that's funny. I was laughing during my ceremony, too. One person said they thought I was crying (my back was to them) because I was shaking and bouncing around. I was so excited to marry him! He's great... and they will never stop leaving clothes all over the floor (even if the basket is RIGHT THERE)... it's a curse. Ha ha!

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  22. You know what we're all going to say: TELL US ABOUT THE BLIND DATE!!

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  23. That story is coming soon to a post near you - July 2013 :0) - around our ten year anniversary.

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  24. Sounds like a keeper! I've always thought about doing a post about my husband, but haven't got around to it yet.

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  25. Well, you should do it then. I don't brag on my family enough. My husband deserves lots of posts. It felt good to give him a highlight :0)

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  26. I like that turtle! He's a talented guy.

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  27. I totally agree, Scott! The turtle was a commission for a guy - it's a piece of cartoonery on a Grateful Dead album. The guy is a huge Deadhead and requested this particular piece.

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