Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Wifey Wednesday

Don't you just love that alliteration, LOL? Sheila over at "To Love, Honor and Vaccuum" just started this new 'carnival.' Check it out, here, and share some ideas!
As someone who has kept the same guy for over 35 years (since 1971, if you're counting--married since 1980), I can tell you it really is the 'little things' that count. Here's a few 'painless' things I do to keep Mike happy:

1)When he's doing yardwork, I always ask him if he wants a drink, or a refill of his coffee.
2)I rarely let him walk by me without giving him a hug.
3)He does most of his work on our dining room table, so if I use it myself I try to clear away my 'stuff.'
4)He runs or works out 6 days out of the week (at 54, he looks better than most 35-year-olds), and I try to remember to ask him how his workout went.

Oh, gosh, I can't think of anything else. I do most of this without even really thinking about it--second nature. And he 'does' plenty for me without my asking, too. The least of which is the heavy housework such as vaccuuming! (And he gasses my car up for me, too. I despise going to the gas station.)

And just remember that bad little things chip away at a marriage as much as good little things build it up!


Sheila said...

Thanks for posting this!

I think it's the little things that set the tone in your marriage. If you ignore them, then other little things can start to really irk you. But if you're nice in the little things, then that is the way you tend to see your spouse!

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping my li'l ol' blog and commenting today!

I love this post. So many people are so self-involved and forget that the little things really do matter most.

Have a great week! :o)

Debbie J. said...

Thanks, there is a bunch of John Deere stuff on that blog, but the diapers are the cutest! I also need to check out Wifey Wednesday! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I do love a man that vacuums! I have only been with my husband for twelve years but it is the little things that keep you in love! Its amazing how the smallest things can mean the most!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting on my blog! I really like the lay out of yours! Great post on how to treat your husband! It's nice to have a bit of "insight"

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Sounds like a good man you have there.

Dianne said...

Good tips! And I agree whole heartedly. I believe that I am doing most of what you are doing, too! It pays off, doesn't it!! I have a super husband who does lots of wonderful things for me and it sounds like you have a gem too!