I Love This Husband & Wife Stuff


#321: Movie Mondays – Bridesmaids April 16, 2012

Bridesmaids (2011 film)

Bridesmaids (2011 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Year: 2011

Genre: Comedy/Romance

Description from http://www.IMDb.com: Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Wife:  This movie is really about the maid of honor and it is more about friendship than marriage. But I’m a sucker for wedding movies so there you have it.  It was very funny. I love Maya Rudolph, she is so naturally funny, earthy and quirky.  The themes of the movie are friendship, believing in yourself, loving yourself, and competition between friends.  Kristen Wiig‘s character is so very likeable.  Melissa McCarthy‘s character is crude but hilarious.  (Warning: there are definitely some unladylike scenesand foul language in this movie).  However, very funny movie.

Husband: I thought it was hilarious at times and contrived at others.  Melissa McCarthy stole the show.  She was the funniest but was not the focus of the movie.  This movie was better than The Hangover.

Husband-Wife Compatibility Rating: 8 (Wife gave it a 10, husband gave it a 6).


#314: Movie Mondays – Midnight in Paris April 9, 2012

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Year: 2011

Genre: Comedy/Fantasy/Romance

Description from http://www.IMDb.com: A family travel to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple who are forced to confront their differing views of a perfect life.

Wife: I loved it.  I had forgotten it was a Woody Allen movie but was reminded by the opening shots.  Allen clearly loves Paris the way he loves New York.  It’s an enchanting story – funny, beautiful, romantic.  Owen Wilson was great.  A magical story about Paris in the 20s.  Kathy Bates is a perfect Gertrude Stein.

Husband: It was creative.  I liked the cameos by historical figures.

Husband-Wife Compatibility Rating: 7 (Wife gave it a 9, Husband a 5.  It was romantic enough for Wife but not funny enough for husband).


#308: Staying Organized April 3, 2012

1946 (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)”]New Mexico. Mrs. Fidel Romero Proudly Exhibits...

New Mexico. Mrs. Fidel Romero Proudly Exhibits Her Canned Food. [Two Women Standing in a Kitchen Pantry. Pantry Contains Preserved Fruits and vegetables.

Want to hear a secret?  After I finish all 365 things I love about marriage, my new hobby will be organizing.  (Maybe after organizing, cleaning will become my hobby!) The blog I Heart Organizingis the thing that tipped me over the edge into my new hobby.  Visually the blog is neat and clean, white background and bright colors.  The look and feel of it won me over.  So did its great ideas.  It makes organizing fun.  Check it out!


#307: Movie Mondays – Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark April 2, 2012

Year: 2010

Genre: Horror/Thriller

Description from http://www.IMDb.com: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.

Wife: This was a very scary and creepy movie.  It had an old-fashioned feel to it.  This movie was produced by Guillermo del Toro who also produced Pan’s Labyrinth – another great movie.  I am not a big fan of horror but this was really horror-lite.  I do love thrillers though. My husband loves both horror an thrillers which probably explains our high compatibility rating.  The little creatures were terrifying.  Very enjoyable in a scary way!

Husband: Great!  A very creative scary movie.  Katie Holmes did a nice job.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011 film)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Husband-Wife compatibility Rating: 9


#306: Botanical Quiz April 1, 2012

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My husband is not a morning person.  Understatement.  I am.  One morning as we were walking to the car to go to work, I started looking around in the yard.

“How many of these little bushes did we get from the nursery?” I said.

“Three,” he said.

“But isn’t that one too?” I said.

“I don’t know,” he said.

“That’s a mum.  I’ll have to cut that back,” I said.

Then I looked at the side yard.

“Look.  Grass is starting to come up.  Or maybe that’s moss.  Do you think that’s moss?” I said.

“I don’t know.  It’s too early for a botanical quiz.” He said.

That husband.  :)

Moss: Bryopsida Deutsch: Moos: Bryopsida

Moss: Bryopsida Deutsch: Moos: Bryopsida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


#305: The Walter Show March 31, 2012

Have you seen the Ronald karaoke Geico commercial?  If you haven’t you should.

Anyway, the other morning my husband Walter started singing the Ronald song.  He was cracking me up.  A few minutes later I said, “Sing the Ronald song again.”  He said, ” You’re always asking me to do things.  Sing this song.  Make this sound.  Do this.  Do that.  I’m like, no.  You’re always wanting to watch the Walter show.”

Well, yes!  Of course I am.  When you have a husband as funny as mine, you want to watch he Walter Show all – day -  long.  He’s my favorite show!


#304: Working out together March 30, 2012

Maria Moline, instructor, coaches her Zumba cl...

Maria Moline, instructor, coaches her Zumba class through the dance choreography in the Patch Fitness Center in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last weekend my husband and I rejoined our old club.  We left about a year ago because we moved 30 minutes away.  We’re back!  It turns out that there wasn’t a better place for us closer, for that price.  We love our club.  It’s got tennis for my husband and  lots of fun things for me like swimming, water aerobics classes, Zumba, and yoga.  And of course those yucky old weights I should be lifting.  We signed up again last weekend and we’ve been nearly every day!  My goal is to go every day but at the very least: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Wish us luck!


#297: My Husband’s Fried Fish March 23, 2012

The other afternoon my husband called me at work and said, “How do you want me to cook the fish.”  We had thawed some fish. Of course, what I should have answered was “Bake it.”  Instead, I said, “You can fry it.”  And he did.  My husband makes the most awesome fried fish (and fried chicken and fried pork chops). You get the idea.  Anyway, the fish looked lovely frying in the pan in all that magnificent grease!  I just had to take a picture but I don’t think I did it justice.

I know, frying is not good.  But every once in a while…  :)


#296: Birthday Dinners March 22, 2012

One of the things you get to do as a married couple is to celebrate milestones and other important events together.  Birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, etc.  My husband recently celebrated his 50th birthday.  That’s a big one.  We went to one of his favorite restaurants, Red Lobster.  Of course, I had to take a few pictures of the food!


#294: March Madness March 20, 2012

My husband likes college basketball and loves March Madness.  This year I decided I would bond with him and watch it.  The first night I was sitting on the couch next to hubby and I asked him if he minded if I did a few little things while I watched it.  I wrote a few notes to friends telling them I was watching March Madness.  Yeah, that’s how I do it.

I told my husband I would print out two brackets the next day so we could fill them out.  My highlight that first night was when I said “That was a 3 pointer, wasn’t it?”  He said, “Wow, my wife knows! Can I get a high-five?  Can I get a whoop whoop?”  Mama did good.

I guess he thought I was gloating because then he looked at me and said “I don’t want you sitting there acting like you know what you’re doing, like you do this all the time.”

The next night I worked on my bracket.  I had NC at Asheville going to the final four.  I noticed that NC lost so I said to my husband, I picked them to win.  He said, “Over Syracuse?  NC at Asheville?”  I said, “What other NC is there?”  Oops!  I also didn’t understand that those little numbers to the left of the name were the ratings.  I asked for a do over – after all it was only the second night.  I redid my bracket.

What can I say?  I’m learning!  My brother said, “You’re not supposed to change your bracket.”  What do pesky brothers know anyway!  :)

Asheville, North Carolina. July 23, 2010.

Asheville, North Carolina. July 23, 2010. (Photo credit: lakelandlocal)



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