Friday, February 12, 2010


So today I decided to take the girls and go out to lunch with Marvin. We haven't gone out to his job to see him in a while and I figured that he would appreciate it. So, we drive out there and pick him up. We get to the restaurant and sit down and have a nice lunch. It was a salad bar, so the kiddos were all nice and full when we left. We all get our coats on(because it is still cold and we have two feet of snow or more on the ground) and head up to the counter to pay for our bill. Little Bit was making faces, so I thought she had something stuck in her throat or something. WRONG! She puked all over the floor of the restaurant! It was so gross! All of that salad bar food came right back up and splatted all over the floor! I was mortified! I kept apologizing and the ladies were so nice, but it didn't make me feel any better. I wanted to run out of there, but we still hadn't paid the bill and the people in front of us in line were taking forever! So needless to say, we had to stand there and soak in our embarrassment for a long time!

I can't wait until the kids are old enough to tell me what is going on! I would like to avoid another scene like that for a while!

My excitement for the week!

I am so excited to finally have a new camera! I have had my old Kodak EasyShare for about six years and it was just so out of date and wouldn't hold a charge and ate batteries like crazy. It would shut off in the middle of a picture and I was getting so annoyed with it. Well, income taxes finally came so I went to Best Buy this morning and purchased a Nikon D3000. It is really nice! I have been playing around with it for the last few hours and I haven't even come close to figuring it all out, but it takes great pictures! I am so excited to have a real reason to use it!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Reading "The Five Love Languages"

A while back I purchased the book "The Five Love Languages" on audio for my iPod and listened to it. It is an amazing book and I highly recommend it to anyone! It tells you how to show and receive love from anyone, not just your spouse.

Anyways, I have been asking my DH to listen to the book for about a month now. I gave him constant reminders that I wanted him to read it and even left my precious iPod with him on occasion in the hopes that he would turn it on and listen. Well, last night I had finally had it and I told him that I was serious and that I NEEDED him to listen to this book. I told him that it would show him what my love language was and how to speak it. I told him that he wasn't filling my "love tank" and that the book would show him why and how to fix the problem. Well, he finally took it to work with him today and started listening to it. When I called him a little while ago to see how his day was going(which we usually do everyday anyways, this isn't a special call), we finally started talking about the book. He never realized what my love languages are. He didn't know that he wasn't filling my love tank fully. He knew that he was scraping by with the bare minimums, but wasn't doing much more than that. He was putting a band-aid on things instead of fixing them. I think that we finally got to a place where we can both see what we need to work on. I have been actively trying to fill his love tank for the last month since I listened to the book and he acknowledged that he saw the difference. He was grateful for the changes I have made. Now, I just hope that he can make those same changes so that we can have an AMAZING marriage and we can get back to how things used to be. I was always so proud when I was the one with the husband who refilled my drinks without being asked. He would send me flowers on every special occasion just to say he loved me. People noticed those things about him and knew how lucky I was and I never felt more loved than I did then.

I will say it again....if you haven't read "The Five Love Languages", do it! It could change your marriage and your entire life!