Fair is Fair

Being a Libra, I am nothing if not fair. I like my scales balanced. I recently had some blogging fun at Doug's expense by writing about a few things he says that I don't like. I'm keenly aware that there are things I say (and do) that Doug doesn't like. Here are a few: I talk during TV shows, and I’ve been know to ask a question or two in a movie. I know, I know. It’s annoying. Doug is completely silent during TV shows and movies. I, embarrassingly, am kind of an … [Read more...]

Love Illuminated

Daniel Jones, the editor of the New York Times' Modern Love column has read about 50,000 essays on love, and written a book  called Love Illuminated -- Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject about what he's learned. When Jones talked to Katie Couric about the book, she said she thinks if you want to find someone, you need to put out an APB to everyone you know. The hazard in doing that, according to Jones, is that you have to know what you want before you send out that APB or it … [Read more...]

How Do I Love Thee?

Let me start by confessing that I am not the most romantic woman in the world. When Sara was a little girl, she called me “pathetic” because I couldn’t think of anything romantic to give Doug for Valentines. I guess she thought my red toolbox didn't cut it. I am a practical gift giver. I try to be a frivolous giver but it’s just not in my personality. Sometimes I say, “Let’s not give each other Valentines this year. We know we love each other.” I say that to save me the … [Read more...]

Judger vs. Perceiver

When Doug and I were dating he was doing a lot of professional work involving the Myers Briggs personality type test -- a test that determines your personality preferences. … [Read more...]

Rock Star Wife

Last week Doug came home from work and rushed outside to mow the lawn, hoping he'd have time to finish it before our dinner guests arrived. However, halfway through the mowing, our guests arrived, and Doug turned off the mower to greet them and come in for dinner. He planned to finish it the next day but ran out of time. This happened for a few days in a row. I thought about helping him out but, honestly, I didn't want to mow the lawn. Here comes the whining… I don't like lawn … [Read more...]