Monday, April 9, 2012

I LOVE MY HUSBAND (yes, I'm screaming)!

I'm sad. Nothing "happened" to make me sad... I just miss my husband.

He's in Mississippi helping out another site for the company he works for. And he's been gone since late March and he probably won't come home until May.
In fact, it makes me grumpy... grrr...

But, I did tell him to do it. It's good for him and helps his career. So I just need to endure.

I did (accidentally) find this list "100 Ways to Make Your Marriage Rock" on another website.

I'm tweaking it a little to fit my life. The main change is the writer is Christian and we are Pagan in this house... but trust me, no matter your religion, most of these can fit your marriage.

Here is my list!
  1. Write them letters... on paper.
  2. Go on regular date nights.
  3. Write his name on lipstick on the bathroom mirror.
  4. Revitalize the romance with intimate dates.
  5. Be spiritual together.
  6. Hide notes in secret places.
  7. Go to bed at the same time.
  8. Listen to music together (share earbuds).
  9. Send him on a scavenger hunt in the house.
  10. Buy gifts they will love.
  11. Hide a treat in his desk.
  12. Wear shirts that tell the world you love your spouse.
  13. Praise your spouse to other people...
  14. ... Let them overhear you.
  15. Be best friends.
  16. Sleep in his t-shirts.
  17. Share decision-making.
  18. Don’t nag each other.
  19. Don't give the other a reason to nag.
  20. Pick up your socks, hang your wet towels.
  21. Renew your vows privately with whispers and memories.
  22. Renew them publicly with cake and bubbly.
  23. Fight naked.
  24. Pick your battles.
  25. Show her you love her and tell him you respect him.
  26. Go away together at least once a year.
  27. Frame your wedding vows.
  28. Hang pictures of the two of you around your house.
  29. Kiss in front of your kids.
  30. Make his favorite dessert.
  31. Make her favorite dessert.
  32. Have pictures of just the two of you made.
  33. Make sex a priority.
  34. Spend time apart occasionally.
  35. Learn to enjoy something he loves.
  36. Learn to enjoy something she loves .
  37. Surprise each other.
  38. Meet each other at the door when they come home.
  39. Dreamstorm (brainstorm about your dreams in life... out loud, together).
  40. Text each other from across the room.
  41. Be accountable to each other.
  42. Set reminders on your phone to remember him/her throughout the week.
  43. Call him right now and tell him you appreciate him.
  44. Be affectionate.
  45. Leave work and come home early.
  46. Wash, vacuum her car. Keep it full of gas.
  47. Clean out his truck. Help him wash it.
  48. Give each other romantic coupons.
  49. Engage every day in meaningful conversation.
  50. Compliment each other.
  51. Touch your spouse several times throughout the day.
  52. Take one day a month to make your spouse your total focus.
  53. Let each other sleep in.
  54. Be spontaneous!
  55. Argue fair: avoid these words “you always” and “you never.”
  56. Kiss every day.
  57. Find tangible ways to serve your mate without complaining.
  58. Forgive quickly.
  59. Be honest...
  60. ... But not hurtful.
  61. Get on the same page: plan your budget together.
  62. Look your best as often as you can.
  63. Get creative together!
  64. Get out of debt (and stay out).
  65. Laugh together.
  66. Have a date night in.
  67. When your together-BE TOGETHER (take a break from phones, technology, etc).
  68. Talk about your favorite memories together.
  69. Tell him he’s sexy just because.
  70. Tell her she’s pretty, especially when she’s not feeling it.
  71. Hell... tell her she's sexy too!
  72. Make each other breakfast in bed (this works better if it's on separate days, LOL).
  73. Do her chores for her.
  74. Do his chores.
  75. Get a couple’s massage or host your own privately.
  76. Read a book out loud together.
  77. Dance together.
  78. Bring her/him a favorite drink during the middle of the day
  79. Exercise together-hikes, bike riding, etc
  80. Choose not to be annoyed by an irritating behavior/disappointment
  81. Tell them a secret they don't know about you.
  82. Thank your spouse just because, often.
  83. Sit on the same side of a booth at a restaurant.
  84. Lay in bed together and stare into each other eyes, without talking.
  85. Learn something new together-take an art class, cooking lessons, etc.
  86. Leave a sweet comment on the Facebook wall.
  87. Teach your kids about marriage.
  88. Stop what you’re doing, look them in the eye and listen to their answer.
  89. Get sexually creative!
  90. Support each other’s goals.
  91. Know when to talk and when to not.
  92. Consider counseling (even if there’s not conflict).
  93. Give each other pet names (if you haven't already).
  94. Bring her flowers.
  95. Wear something he loves.
  96. Wear something she loves.
  97. Share furniture-sit in his lap.
  98. Fight for your marriage.
  99. Remember your spouse rocks-even when they don’t .
  100. Be the one who is wrong for once... instead of the one who is always right.