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Monday, September 29, 2008

Bringin' Home the Bacon & Major Mess Makin'


I got the cutest text from Brian the other day while he was at work. Totally melted. Can you see why I love this guy so much? I didn't plan on sharing it, and am still kinda hesitant. I'm more of a personal person with displays of affection, but I needed a picture to go with the post (which is going to be pretty ooey gooey by my standards anyway)...and it IS pretty cute. :)

Every morning the alarm goes off way too early, and Brian jumps into the daily grind of getting ready for work. He's really cute about tip-toeing around the apartment in his attempt to not wake me up until he gives me a little goodbye smoocharooni. Sometimes I get scolded because I can't resist jumping out of bed and running to the door when I hear him putting on his shoes. Sadly, none of my lame attempts at persuading him to stay home ever work ("What if I get kidnapped?" :) ) , and somewhere between 7:30 and 8:00 every morning he's on a shuttle, bound for the metro, bound for downtown D.C, to save the world one computer audit at a time. :) Ok...so maybe he's not flying around like superman fighting crime, but seriously...he's my hero! (It's cheesy, I know, but true. Sorry Bri...you're going to be embarrassed, but I can't help that you're so stinkin' awesome.) I can't even describe how much I appreciate the fact that he works so hard to support us, and allows me to stay home. With some of the weird health stuff I've got going on, the extra sleep and slower pace has been a blessing. And even better, I get to take care of the house. I'm definitely not going to go so far as to say I love laundry, and cleaning (I'm not crazy, afterall...well...not super crazy anyway)... but I do love being able to do it while Brian's at work so when he gets home we can play. And I LOVE being able to whip up yummy things in the kitchen. Having time to cook and experiment with new recipes has been sooooooo much fun! And so.......messy? This Friday it was my turn to plan date night, and I decided on an indoor Fall Festival since it was raining outside. I was going to have homemade chicken noodle soup, with homemade bread sticks and noodles all ready when Brian got home, and then we'd watch Hocus Pocus with some yummy carmel apples. Weeellllllll...the meal turned out to be a bit more of a project than I'd bargained on, and Brian walked in to find the kitchen looking like...well...here's the picture:

To top it off, I couldn't find Hocus Pocus anywhere...so we spent the night cleaning up my mess and playing Scrabble. But I couldn't have enjoyed it more.

Anyway, thanks Bri for all you do. I really appreciate it. And I promise that if you keep bringin' home the bacon, I'll keep mess makin'. Deal? :)

3 comments:

Val said...

Oh! That is such a sweet text! What a wonderful husband.

I'm SO sorry about whatever weird health stuff is going on. We love you. We hope you feel better very quickly and hope it doesn't cause any sadness.

Your curry was so delicious-thank you!

Zach and Car said...

Oh man, I wish that you lived closer so that we could combine forces and only mess up ONE kitchen :) When I roll into town (and yes, I will "roll" into town because that's my style ;) ) you're in for it. I wish that you were coming in town this month. It's weird to think I'll be moving into my first house and you two won't be seeing it for another 2 months :( But I guess that just means that when you do you'll find it impeccably decorated and smelling like delicious cookies and such.... or at least that's how I dream it up lol.

Alisha said...

Wow, thats a messy kitchen? I was thinking it looks pretty clean. Add two kids covered in cookie crumbs and banana goo, twice as many dishes and a milk-sticky floor and you have my kitchen! I am so impressed with your domestic abilities--homemade breadsticks? Wow. I bow down to your greatness.