Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Valentiney list...

Betty at Keeperoftheskieswife posted this list of "couple facts" - so here are mine!

This is kind of like the 25 things - except there are pre-decided questions and it's about you and your spouse or significant other, not just you.

♥ What are your middle names? I go by my middle - my first is Melissa - Copper's middle is Wade

♥ How long have you been together?7 years - married 6

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?about 3 months
♥ Who asked who out? He asked me out - I said no - changed my mind after we'd been friends awhile and then "TOLD" him we would be dating.
♥ How old are each of you? Copper's 37 and I'm his 'pretty young thing' - 32
♥ Whose siblings do/ did you see the most? Mine
♥ Do you have any children together? Just the Tater-tot (for now... don't read in to that - no plans - just leaving the option open so we can decide at a later date).
♥ What about pets? Stretch - dog, Lillith the mother of all demons - Cat
♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? Copper's work schedule!!!
♥ Did you go to the same school? No
♥ Are you from the same home town? Nope.
♥ Who is the smartest? I suppose I eke him out in book smarts (college and such) but he certainly kicks my butt in street smarts.
♥ Who is the most sensitive? Copper's sensitive in the sense that he's tuned in to me and very romantic - I'm the one most likely to freak out for no reason though...
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? Lately we are just glad to get to meet for lunch without Copper getting a dispatch call - Jumbo Buffet is our current hotspot...
♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?San Antonio, Texas (our honeymoon spot)
♥ Who has the worst temper? We are both pretty even keel but Copper's cranky when he's tired.
♥ Who does the cooking?Copper is an awesome cook!
♥ Who is more social? Definitely me.
♥Who is the neat Freak? Definitely Copper - don't even get me started...
♥ Who is the more stubborn? We are equally stubborn.
♥ Who hogs the bed? Me Me Me
♥ Who wakes up earlier? Depends on Copper's schedule but neither of us are morning people.
♥ Where was your first date? We went to see the first Harry Potter movie and Copper fell asleep during it!
♥ Who has the bigger family?ME - we each have one sibling but I've got 4 parents to his one, and my sibling is married with 5 kids - his is single and always will be!
♥ Do you get flowers often? Not too often - which makes each time I get them that much more sweet!
♥ How do you spend the holidays? Catch as catch can - try to see all the family and keep everyone happy if possible.
♥ Who is more jealous? I don't think either of us are.
♥ How long did it take to get serious? I didn't agree to date him until I knew I wanted to marry him so we got serious pretty quickly.... We were married 11 months after we started dating.
♥ Who eats more? Gee I hope Copper does but some days - well... maybe me.
♥ Who does/ did the laundry? Copper does his laundry, I do mine and we both grab tater's as we can.
♥ Who’s better with the computer? I certainly spend more time on one... but he's better with the technical stuff.
♥ Who drives when you are together?Always him! Interestingly - he sleeps on the "driver's side" of the bed too...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Message from God...

Riding in the car...

Tater was playing with his toy cell phone. He was holding it with both hands pushing buttons with both thumbs 'a-la-teenager-texting.'

Tater as he's typing - "dear God, help daddy have a good day and thank you for my teachers and for Miss Barbie. Amen."

A few minutes later...

Tater - "Mommy! I just got a message from God on my phone!"

And we all say a collective "awwww, how sweet!"

(isn't that how cults get started!?!?)

Monday, February 2, 2009

25 weird things...

Qweenie has tagged me to share 25 interesting facts... the rules state that I have to tag 25 people - well - I have less than 10 readers (and that's being optimistic) so if you are reading this - you are tagged!

Here are my 25 things -

1. I don't like raw onions - they squeak on my teeth - but cooked onions are fine
2. I don't like black olives but I do like green ones
3. I once chased down and beat up a neighbor boy who was several years older with a two by four (he asked for it when he tried to beat up Eternal)
4. The two by four story earned me the name Hacksaw (after Hacksaw Jim Duggan - a pro wrestler who carries a two by four)
5. When I got the nickname I had to ask someone who Hacksaw Jim Duggan was.
6. After being on Weight Watchers for almost a year I get giddy when I discover new 0 point snacks
7. Sugar Free Jello is a 0 point snack
8. Carrots and celery are 0 point snacks
9. DILL PICKLES are a 0 point snack
10. Girl Scout cookies are not 0 point snacks
11. 7 of the last ten facts were about food... I'm pathetic...
12. I lived for 4 months in England in 1998
13. I visited Africa for two weeks in 2000
14. Hakuna Matata really does mean 'no worries'
15. I once worked as a roadie on a tour bus for a nationally known Christian musician
16. If I told you the name of the musician I bet NONE of you have heard of him (except Eternal)
17. I worked for two weeks at the snack bar of a roller skating rink (worst job ever!) serving chili dogs and pizzas on skates!
18. If I have more than 2 or 3 caffeine drinks a day my heart starts skipping beats...
19. I like to watch Chuck, NCIS, Psych and Monk (only shows with short names for me, apparently)
20. I used to watch Alias too - see... short names...
21. My cell phone ring tone is the theme from Magnum PI
22. Except when Copper calls and then its the Rockford Files.
23. I crochet some and I'm learning to knot, I mean knit.
24. I used to sing in a band
25. I stripped down to lingerie in a musical my freshman year in college (I was a hot box doll in Guys and Dolls)

I'm sure some of these raised more questions than answers but that's what I'm all about!