People always say, "Time goes by so fast," but in this case, the saying does not necessarily apply. It feels like every bit of two years- not in a bad way. Marriage has been great, it's a huge adjustment, living with a guy and all, but it is one worth making the effort for...
Sometimes, I want to pull my hair out because I have a teeny bit of OCD in my blood. Yes, I like things really tidy. Porter couldn't care less whether the shelves are dusted or the bathroom mirror has toothpaste splatter on it. My mom tells me that Porter is my payback, and I am a firm believer in this theory. When I was little, I was a slob! I would not clean my room, and I would not put up my toys, but something happened along the way, and I went to the completely opposite end of the spectrum and became a neat freak! It is not out of the norm for me to vacuum the house twice a day.
Porter and I had quite a rocky start, nothing we can't handle, but we certainly welcome a new up and coming two years! The first month of marriage was a bit of a challenge, to say the least. Turned out, the crap economy had a crap effect on both our jobs, resulting in both of us being jobless. No job and a messy new husband- hello cliff? I need to jump off of you. Ha, joking! We made it though and got stronger together!
Our "new home and golden retriever search” got put on hold really quick, along with a few other things that we did not foresee, BUT, we are both employed now, have a wonderful home and doggy, and we are ready to take on anything else that may head our way in the future, and let me add that we are so appreciative for our blessings. God is good; does not dissapoint.
In light of our anniversary, I have put together a small list of valuable things my husband has taught me:
Top Ten Things I've learned from the Turtle
10. You can't overcook a potato-I don't know why he always says this when I am cooking, but he does, and last time I cooked tator tots, I left them in the oven a little too long, just to prove a point, and you could have broken a window with those things when I took them out of the oven...
9. If you leave your clothes on the floor long enough, the "Laundry Fairy" will pick them up and wash, dry and fold themselves--especially if your wife has a tad bit of cleaning OCD.
8. No matter how much is left of something, you can still put it back on the shelf--He is notorious for putting juice back in the fridge with one millimeter of liquid or a crumb of a chip back in the pantry with the bag halfway folded down with a clip at the top no less, to make it look like you have a decent amount of snacking left to do.
7. The shower is not made for bathing, it's made for hocking up a big loogie--Sick, I know, but, it's real, that what guys do in the shower, guys are gross-they usually don't argue that statement.
6. I have a cough, it must be cancer --Yes, he can be somewhat of a hypochondriac. He got a splinter in his hand once, and I told him to let it ride, but not without having to reassure him that his hand would not have to be amputated as a result.
5. Patience--Porter is very patient and easy going most of the time; I try to follow suit, but why try and be something that I'm not??
4. You don't have to know the words to a song, the name of a song, or the artist to enjoy a good melody-- I love music, (well, good music with actual talent, which is hard to find this day in time), and if I hear a song, I have to know who sings it, and the story behind it. Porter just goes with it, hums the tune, never knows the words, and he seems to like it that way.
3. Always lie about your estimated time of arrival--Porter equals late. I like to be on time, and he knows that. So, he will fudge a good bit on his ETA's, has been since the day that I met him, some things, you just can't change about a man, and I have learned this one the hard way.
2. You can return anything-- Porter will take back a chewed piece of gum if he could. The guy is not afraid to take back a thing. I can't tell you how many times we have returned Boar's Head ham to the Publix deli counter because it just wasn't up to par.
1. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. --Good things come to those who wait, and those who deserve. Since I am the type that wanted things done yesterday, it's good to have a husband to balance everything out.
...And to celebrate our two year anniversary, we looked at pictures of our honeymoon--sad, but true. Here are some pics of our honeymoon in the
Our own private casita
Bring on the bubbly
Wish you were here...
Swim Up Bars
Hello Mexico, we are here...
I love Christmas so it felt only natural to sit by the wiseman