10 Facts about me and the Mister

Another inspiration from Hallie over at Betty Beguiles!

10.

We met at a karate school while I was in graduate school. I outranked him but he looked awfully fetching in his starched shirts and suspenders that he wore to the office. (He would come to the karate school right from work.)

9.

I am an incredibly light sleeper. He is a snorer. As a sacrifice to his wife, he sleeps in the guest bedroom. Actually, it’s win-win all around. He doesn’t wake me with his snoring and I am not waking him with jabs to the side.

8.

This man makes a cheesecake TO. DIE. FOR. And my thighs can prove it.

7.

We are self-professed BBC fans: Doctor Who. Torchwood. MI-5. Top Gear. Chelsea Football. BBC News.

6.

We purposely picked September as the month to get married because we wanted “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire to be our Wedding Song.

5.

But then we eloped while we were in Key West on vacation… and told our Priest before telling our parents.

4.

Every Saturday morning he bakes cinnamon rolls (from scratch) and we eat them while listening to NPR and every Saturday night he paints the girls’ nails.

3.

He practically hunted down the lactation consultant in the hospital when I was having latch problems after The Bear was born and was my biggest cheerleader though one of my toughest moments as a new mother.

2.

I cook some pretty “unconventional” foods for this meat-and-potatoes guy (black bean patties, quinoa, falafel, ratatouille, etc.) Never have I heard him complain, although I am pretty sure he orders steak when out on client dinners!

1.

I really did marry my best friend. After all, only your best friend would know that an iPhone would be the best birthday gift ever. ;)

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Feel free to share your own top ten list in the comments below and be sure to head over to Betty’s to read more love stories!

Pax Christi!

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2 responses to “10 Facts about me and the Mister

  1. David

    This is a great way to enumerate why you love him, and vice versa.

    I’m a snorer, my wife is a light sleeper, too. But neither of us sleeps quite as well when the other is not snuggled up right next to each other. In fact, she claims ‘my smell’ is her Unisom. I snore less now that I quit smoking. But even when we went through a rough patch of marriage, we nearly always ended up sleeping together. A couple times when she retreated to the guest bedroom, or I did, we’d sneak into the other’s arms at some point of the night…For #10, she liked me in my navy uniform when I came to her station to gas up the car…For #8, I’m the cook of the house. She makes a few things quite well, and I’ve the stomach to prove it, and I can put anything together. Example? A couple weekends ago, I was at a Catholic men’s conference and she went to a Catholic women’s conference at the invitation of a friend. After, they went to lunch, and thought the appetizer bread was to die for. She brought some home, and I imitated it, then we had her friend and her husband over, and I baked that bread. They thought it close enough for government work. My wife and I love jazz, and EWF is one of our favorites-we have all their DVDs. “Way of the World” is our favorite, and our wedding song was “Always and forever”. Before my office moved an extra 20 miles from home, I served her breakfast in bed every morning, whether it was cereal, a fritata, or strawberry pancake souffle. She has enticed me to try enough foods from her country to qualify for some of the food shows on the Travel Channel.

    Lastly, we had a tough relationship for 15 years or so. Let’s call it a 50/50 deal. Now, since we are 100% involved, she is my best friend, and I am hers. I often think I cheated her those 15 years or so, and do everything I can to try and make up the shortfall.

    Thanks for listening.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I played along too. Pop on over for a visit: http://www.threesidedwheel.wordpress.com

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