I'm so thankful to have Todd for my husband. His mother starts chemo today, and as we were discussing things, I told him that I was concerned that perhaps he didn't grasp the seriousness of the situation. This morning, he bought tickets to go see her soon. The man listens. This isn't the first instance of his listening, either. He also takes out the trash without being asked, fills the water purifier, walks Kuyper, puts away the dishes, and on and on... I don't get everything done that I would like to, but we certainly get more done than I would by myself. This morning he was working from home and I was putting away laundry and he took a break to hang things up. Just to be sweet. I feel so loved by him. And blessed. You can work really hard to find the "right" person, but you never really know who you are marrying until you are married.
Curbshopping has been particularly fruitful lately. This habit of mine has been a big adjustment for Todd.
Last weekend we made a list of things that we needed to do or get to "finish the house," [not that any house I have ever lived in has been finished. There is always more to do. ]We sat at the dogpark and made the list. One of the items on it was "replace [the plastic drawer set that I don't love that is currently in our living room] with item of like functionality, subject to time/money constraints."
There is a little history to this-- I had hidden the plastic drawers in the front closet when Juli and Jessica came-- I find them awfully unattractive. As soon as the girls left, the drawers came back out by the piano. There was some discussion, and we arrived at the above resolution. Last night, we came home to find this on the sidewalk:
It appears to be oak. It isn't in prime condition, but we both agree it is better than the plastic drawers. It works well enough for opening and closing a few times each week, and the price was certainly right!
I really feel that God honored our communication and problem solving--after I got out of my huff about the drawers being back in the living room.
I told Todd I wouldn't drag anything else home ....this weekend.
I know what Juli is doing for Labor Day-- what is everyone else doing?
Kuyper is sad about juli's plans to leave the northeast.