November 13, 2009
Some people already caught onto this because of a Twitter message I left the other day. I thought I was being vague and confusing, but it turns out that most of you either guessed our news or thought I was knocked up.
I am not knocked up.
Unless, of course, you believe that someone can be spiritually knocked up, in which case, I most certainly am. Because while Dave and I aren’t bringing a human life into the world anytime soon (my mom’s probably puffing her inhaler right now and putting a cold compress on her head from hearing me talk about babies so much)…we WILL be welcoming a new little being into our family.
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October 8, 2009
So…now that our home is, you know, nice (thank you, wedding registry) Dave and I are on a hunt for a few key pieces of furniture that we’ve gone without for the past four years. But here’s the thing. I am of the opinion that one’s home should be a haven. A sanctuary, if you will, that feels comfortable and relaxing as soon as you step through the door. For me, part of creating said sanctuary involves having a beautiful home (see below, OBVI) with pieces of furniture that you love.
And Dave likes cheap shit.
Okay, that’s not fair. But I’m sure you can already see the issue we’re having. He wants to find a functional, inexpensive, sturdy, easy-to-clean coffee table on Craigslist that costs about 50 bucks, and that we can re-sell eventually without taking a huge financial hit. I, on the other hand, want a beautiful coffee table and am willing to pay more if I love it and believe that it’s something we’ll keep in our home for a long time.
In his book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, John Gottman (who claims to be able to predict 95% of divorces by observing the way couples deal with conflict) says that “successful conflict resolution isn’t what makes marriages succeed.”
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September 8, 2009
This post begins a series that I’ll be doing here on a weekly basis. But don’t get too excited. Seriously. It will just be little snapshots of things that Dave and I do as newlyweds that I KNOW I wouldn’t have done as a swingin’ single gal. I WILL, however, ask you guys to be active blog-readers and share your own related stories in these posts. Even if you’re not married. Because some of this shizz would have been good to do a looong time ago, as far as Dave is concerned.
Here’s a stressful fun way to spend a Labor Day afternoon:
See, he caught me spending 18 dollars on a 2-ounce jar of balsamic jelly and demanded that we set up a budget.
Let’s hope he doesn’t look at last month’s credit card statement and see that I threw down 26 bucks on a refrigerator magnet I thought was cute.