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Thursday Thirteen #104: why i love my husband

August 1st, 2007

Thirteeners and Usual Suspects,

Are you hot? Hockey God is. No, I mean, really. It was warm today. Also, he’s sexy. We may run away together. Oh, wait! Already did. I mainly love him for many, many reasons. Scads of reasons. A plethora of reasons. Myriad reasons. But largely because (damn, one glass of wine and I can’t type):

13) He insults microwbrew drinkers. Which is about shocking in these parts of the woods.

12) He drinks vodka rocks, which is about sexy.

11) the big one. you know.

10) He gardens, mows the lawn, oh, wait. That’s me. He gardens and occasionally mows the lawn.

9) He plays hockey.

8) He’s romantic. He asked me to marry him when we ran off to Portugal.

7) Our wedding was perfect. I mean — so fun, so different, so just what I wanted. Perfect.

6) He figured out how to take care of our kids before I did. Me: Diaper wrap? Him: Voila!

5) He loves his family. He loves my family. He fell in love with my cat, Wacky Cat 1, before he fell in love with me. She’s kind of a handful, so this meant a lot to me.

4) He’s fairly tolerant of my superstitions and the way I insist on making the sign of the cross over him whenever I’m worried. (I do this to the kids, too.) (I know Unitarians supposedly rejected the whole Trinity business, but they are a tolerant people, so I feel free to worship as I please. And free to make the sign of the cross whenever I am so moved.)

3) When we got married, he asked my Granny, “Can I call you Grandma now?” which, you know. Made her weep. And he asked my Grandpa for my hand in marriage which, you know. Made my Grandpa and me both weep. For different reasons. My Grandpa: “Thank God she left that mental midget she was with before and is marrying an Iowa boy.” Me: “He is the sweetest guy I’ve ever met.” (sob.)

2) He is great to snuggle with. He’s like a big bear.

1) He gives me whatever I want.



  1. Angela at mommy bytes says

    Very sweet. I just signed up my son for hockey to promote more hockey. I myself took a break for the second half of the summer and may start up again if I’m not run ragged chauffeuring the new hockey boy in town.

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  2. Qtpies7 says

    I like the getting what you want part! My husband is like that!

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  3. Laura Williams says

    Awwe, this is so sweet. I hope you emailed or print this out for him. Print it out and tuck it into his underwear drawer. :)

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  4. JHS says

    Sounds like you’re a lucky lady.

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  5. damozel says

    You’re right about the importance of cat love. It was one of the main factors in my marriage, I can tell you that. He sounds like a great guy…hey, you got one of the good ones!

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  6. Elle Fredrix says

    Ahh, I think you have yourself a winner! I loved number 3!

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  7. Sue says

    Awww this is a great list idea! I especially liked #3 too! Happy TT!

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  8. Nancy says

    Awww…this is so sweet. Drinks Vodka on the rocks? Is he James Bond?

    You ran away to Portugal? Cool!

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  9. Ash says


    That was so sweet I’m about to throw up from all that sugar. Glad to know some marriages actually make it.

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  10. Gabriella Hewitt says

    dh deserves a high five and a box of chocalate.
    Go on and give him some sugar. Hope dh reads your rockin’ blog;)

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  11. Zipdodah says

    Husband Haiku

    A husband that rocks
    and with vodka nonetheless
    blessed wacky ones

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  12. WackyMommy says

    You guys! What nice notes.

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  13. Mallory says

    *in her best Napolean Dynomite voice* Lucky! Seriously, folks, I’ve met him, and she’s not exaggerating. At all. I am considering sneaking some of his hair for a dna sample for cloning purposes.

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  14. Mark Caldwell says

    Sounds like a good relationship to have :-)

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  15. Vixen says

    You are a lucky one! I feel the same way about mine, but I am saving the listing for our anniversary on the 15th….25 years and 25 reasons!

    And yea, still having a blast with the Pounce!

    Happy TT

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  16. Chris says

    Great list!

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  17. BlackFriend says

    Don’t mind me while I go jump offa shaky bridge. Bah humbug! and no, I’m not a bitter single mother renter.

    No, I’m happy for you (smile), really.

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  18. WackyMommy says

    BlackFriend is happy for me, you can tell.

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  19. Elle says

    Iowa boys are wonderful!!! ;) Of course, I’m a kinda partial; I’ve got one myself!

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