Tuesday, February 25, 2014
We read the Bible together again tonight. I am spending my ironing money slowly but surely. I ordered in pizza tonight and asked my husband what he wanted on it for toppings. His pat answer is always, "Get what you want." I told him I wanted to get something he liked, but he wouldn't let me. He finally said, mushrooms, pepperoni and sausage. I always get green peppers, mushrooms and onions. So he got what he liked tonight and I paid for it. Our son came in before my husband got back with it and we all enjoyed it.
Our date nights usually are on Friday nights. We do try to have them once a week, but our finances were hit hard by vehicle repairs. By having something written down to try to do monthly, it will give us time to come up with money for a meal at a restaurant or to sightsee locally.
I have lived in this area since 1976 and have not visited many places here. I like museums and historical sites. There are a lot of antique shops around and I just like to see what is in them. It takes me back to when my grandparents were living.
Not all of my date-night suggestions were romantic, some were doing chores together.
We have always tried to help each other get the chores out of the way so our free time could be spent together. My husband works long hours, so I try not to have a "to do" list when he walks in the door. He likes to do the daily crossword in the newspaper, so I give him time to wind down and do that.
I learned something many years ago. Often we say things to our family that we wouldn't say to a guest in our home. Our homes should be a refuge for our families. In the world, it is dog eat dog. I realized that I was not making a home that was always welcoming and that I needed to change.
When the kids were young, we wrote down things that we would do for each other and also things we would like to do. They were kept separate. If they wanted to have a friend spend the night, they had to do some things that they had written.
My son and daughter learned we all work together because we all live together. My daughter made meals for her grandfather when his wife was hospitalized. They learned that work can be for another's good. The whole family would clean my mother-in-law's house for her for Mother's Day when she had breathing difficulties.
No matter where you live, you will have to clean up after yourself and learn to cook.
My son made a coupon book for my husband when he was young, My husband kept it and I will try to describe it. On the cover my son drew
CouponS For Dad. The C and S are in a darkened square and the other letters are underlined. He also drew two balloons and confetti with Happy Birthday on the balloons and a box with a ribbon around it.
There are five coupons.
This Coupon is Redeemable for: Getting You Tea
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He drew a glass with ice cubes in it, a pitcher and an ice cube tray.
This Coupon is Redeemable For:
WASHING THE CAR 1 TIME
He drew a car that resembles a limo.
This Coupon is Redeemable for:
Playing Dr. Mario
This Coupon is Redeemable for 2 Liter of Coke when I get the money
This Coupon is Redeemable For MAKING SUPPER 1 Time (on Saturday or Sunday)
I don't know how old our son was or how old my husband was, but I can tell you this coupon book is cherished more than any gift my son has ever given to him.