Friday, August 27, 2010

Painful Constipation

Like a lot of bloggers, I keep a list of possible blog topics as they pop into my head. This week, my husband found my list and added a potential post for me to find: "Painful Constipation." He always does stuff like that! We keep dry erase boards on our refrigerator to write down groceries and things I need to buy. I had a Target list going, and one of the items I listed was "toilet bowl cleaner." He added a note to that saying, "that's you!" Gee, thanks hon! Later, he crossed that out and put in our daughter's name. All because I had her clean a toilet a little bit this week. Hey, she wanted to! Who was I to deprive her of the fun?

My husband's sense of humor and intelligence is definitely what attracted me to him when we first met. It has served us well over the years. When everyday stress wears us down--such as that dealing with a child with Asperger's--he's usually good at poking fun at most things and getting me to laugh. It's definitely helped us through some stressful times.

Interestingly enough, I initially saw him years before we started dating. I didn't realize it until we were together for about 8 months or so. Way before we met, he spent time performing in an improv group. I went to watch this group perform during the time was he was in it. One of the things my husband did was write and perform an impromptu song in the style of Bob Dylan. He was the only person in the troop that did Bob Dylan. The show I saw had a guy doing the impromptu Bob Dylan song. It had to have been my future husband! I remember thinking how funny and talented he was! I still think that today.

He's also been incredibly supportive of me blogging. Yes, he thinks it's gotten to be an obsession (I take the fifth on that). But he feels that it's helped me do something productive with my time. I think for the most part, he's enjoyed reading my posts and hopes I get some kind of lucrative book deal (okay, I'm projecting here).

Next week, we're celebrating our eight year wedding anniversary. I can't believe how much time has gone since we first met--it still feels like it was just a couple of years ago. I hope the laughter and fun will never go away!

18 comments:

  1. your husnband does have a great sense of humor... aww congrats to you guys.... my hubby also thinks this blogging thing is an addictiom

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  2. Mine KNOWS is it's an addiction. It keeps me off the streets and that's gotta be worth something.

    Congrats on your upcoming anniversary.

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  3. Understanding and sharing a sense of humor help the relationship in a long run..Happy early anniversary, and many more to come!

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  4. my dh and i met long before we actually "met" too.

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  5. Gee, when I saw the title of this post, I wasn't sure I wanted to read it, but I bravely ventured forth! None of us would get anywhere, I believe, if we couldn't muster some humor in even the most challenging of times. And as to the blogging being an addiction, it's far better and more productive--don't you think?--than coffee or alcohol or cigarettes, so keep it up!

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  6. @Audrey but not chocolate! I can't believe it's been almost 8 years! Wow! Time does fly! Of the 3 of us, both you and our other sister "met" your future husband before you officially met them. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary!

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  7. That is funny cause my husband just told me the other night that me married me for my whit humor and the voices I do...and I was thinking it was my good looks. Ha ha.

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  8. Well, you got me back- when I saw the title of your post for today, I was dumbfounded!
    Good one.
    Now let's see if you use anything else
    I add to your list!
    Love you.

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  9. I'm guessing this is not the post that he had in mind when he put "Painful Constipation" on your to-do list...as my husband says, you turned shit into ice cream!

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  10. Too funny about the "toilet cleaner." Happy soon to be anniversary. Hubby and I just celebrated our 11th anniversary a couple weeks ago.

    FYI: I just started an Autism / Asperger's Blog Hop and I'd love for you to add your blog to it when you get a chance. :)

    Have a great weekend.

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  11. My husband and I are coming up on year 17. I always say we were meant for each other, because nobody else would put up with either one of us! haha.

    Happy Anniversary!

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  12. Happy Anniversary!

    I love a guy who can make me laugh. My husband isn't a hugely funny guy but he puts up with my weirdness so it all works out.

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  13. Laughter is key in a marriage. My hubby has me going all the time...even sometimes I want to slap him, however it hard to stay mad:) Happy Anniversary.

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  14. By the title, I was thinking a serious poop post was to follow. I think you hit in on the head when I you say you hope the laughter and the fun continue. After almost 15 years of marriage, I can confirm that you are absolutely correct.

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  15. I love how your hubby can keep you laughing...that's so important! So should we expect a post on "Painful Constipation" coming up? Hope you two have fun celebrating 8 years...Happy Anniversary!

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  16. Happy almost-anniversary!

    Liking your hubby (in addition to loving him) is the key... but it sounds like you know that! My hubby is my best friend and after 29 years together I still look forward to spending time with him.

    Stopping by from SITS.

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  17. Happy early anniversary! It is great that he makes you laugh--laughter is so often the best medicine!

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