Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Great Tip Tuesday


Tip for the day: Marry Well!!

(And just for the record, this isn't my wedding cake. Mine was prettier, but this one will do for my post!)

By marrying well, I do not mean marrying into wealth, or into a "great" family. I mean marrying WELL! Marrying a great guy (assuming you're a gal!), who will prove his greatness when it really counts. Not in the mall when he holds your purse, so you can try stuff on - but that's great. Not when he keeps your kids upstairs and quiet, so you can have a girls only Pampered Chef party downstairs - but that's great. Not when he remembers to take out the trash without being nagged, bribed, threatened reminded - but that's great. Nope, I'm talking about important stuff here.

No, a guy's worth is proven on mornings like today. I woke up this morning at just before 6am. And OHMYGOD my head was killing me. You Regulars know that I get really, really, really bad sinus headaches. Often. But this was just crazy bad. As in, I was seriously considering going to the ER bad. Me. Going to the ER. For myself. In jammies that passed their prime five years ago, stinky, bad breath, crazy hair me. And not caring how I looked. Yeah, that bad.

I crawled down the stairs. All fours. Thomas was already up. He saw me. And he:
1. Asked if I needed to go to the ER. I said no...or something.
2. Then he got my Excedrin and Sudafed, without me asking.
3. He made me my tea, without me asking.
4. Helped me off the floor and into my chair, without me asking.
5. Literally held my head together because any second it was going to explode. No joke.
6. He said he was getting cramps in his arms. I said, too bad. He didn't comment or sigh, and kept holding my head.
7. As the meds started working, they started messing with my empty stomache and the nausea was almost worse. He got me some crackers, without me asking.
8. IF I had started puking, which praise God I didn't, he would have held my hair, without me asking. (He's done it before.)
9. He let me go back to bed and sleep as long as I needed to, without me asking.
10. He made me a second cup of tea when I got up a second time, without me asking.

That Ladies, is marrying well!!! Thank you sooooo much Thomas! I love you! AND....I feel so much better now! Whew!!

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31 comments:

foxy said...

That is one INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL HUSBAND. Cheers to him today.

And you've got me on pins and needles over here wondering about this BIG NEWS!! Come on already! :)

Kristina P. said...

Yes! My husband is truly amazing. He treats me like a queen.

I am taking him to his favorite place in the world, Cabelas, as a surprise, this weekend. He's mad that I won't tell him where we're going. :)

Miranda said...

It's always great when the man knows what you need without having to be told! Glad your headache got better!

Brooke said...

thank God for wonderful hubbies.

mine made dinner last night because we were both feeling crappy due to cold/sinus problems. so it was opening a tin of popcorn and getting me a snickers bar. i'm telling you that's true love.

as is holding someone's hair when they empty the contents of their stomach.

Mary said...

Go Thomas!! Isn't it great when you find not only the love of your life, but a TRUE companion!

Heatherlyn said...

I love this post!!! I wish that is what marriage could be like for everyone!!! I think that is what it is all about!

Grand Pooba said...

I know what you mean by marrying well! Your husband rocks! (And mine does too, staying up all night with me while I puke and poop my guts out, marrying well is a must!)

I hope you feel better! Tell your hubby he rocks and give him kisses (After you brush your teeth)

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

AWW! You did marry well! What a good hubby! I had a sinus headache last night!! What's up with that?

Intense Guy said...

Maybe someday someone will want me.

..but I doubt it. I'd probably burn the water making tea.

Allyson said...

So glad you're feeling better. There are very few things in this world that make me feel more miserable than a headache. And there is much to be said for *marrying well*. I was convinced that I had married well when my husband said "OK, you start a business and make like no money for the first 5 years because it's what you love." Cheers to us for recognizing what we have. (and double cheers for finding them in the military. I hear that, contrary to popular belief, a *few good men* are like unicorns in the Army.

Deanna said...

You, like me, are among the lucky ones. I cannot begin to tell you the things mine did for me when I was going through cancer. Many would not have stuck it out. I am so glad you are feeling better! And I can't wait to hear the super duper big news tomorrow!

LadyStyx said...

Gotta love it when you marry well! In my eyes, any husband that will stoop over and keep your ass in line so you can crawl to the bathroom to do whatever business you need to do, hold your hair back while your stomach is evacuating its contents or any number of the other things some of them do for us without complaint while we're sick as dogs...makes them keepers.

Annie said...

awww, this is totally awesome!!!! I do hope you're feeling much better :) Sending hugs your way!

LIL MAMA said...

yessssssss, lol, those military men are so trainable! lol lol
congratulations on having such a wonderful husband!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

So sweet, I married well too. My husband does things like this for me too. Nice to have a husband who really loves you--that's the key!

Congrats on your SITS day!

Martin and Luschka said...

Aw, that was great. I agree. I married well too - and I'm not talking money here. It's lovely to read your blog - it's good to know I didn't get the only good one :o)
Stopping by from SITS

www.diaryofafirstchild.com

AliceKay said...

Awww....I hope you're feeling better now. Thomas sounds like a wonderful husband. You're very lucky to have him in your life.

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Happy SITS day! I couldn't resist commenting on this post instead... I love it! You definitely *did* marry well!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

I totally agree! When I was dating after a failed first marriage, my first rule of thumb was "no fixer uppers!"

Kim said...

I couldn't agree more! We are celebrating our 28th anniversary in 11 days. I'm not married to a military man, but I know a lot of them and generally they are worth their weight in gold and then some.

Kerri said...

Awww...what a man! My hubby is sweet and thoughtful like that too. : )

MamaOtwins+1 said...

That is marrying well!

Mox said...

Bless his heart. That's a mighty good man...and in uniform...can't resist the uniform. Would love to get one for my Hubs to wear so I could rip it off of him. The uniform = me, bananas.

satakieli said...

What a sweetheart your husband is!

Stopping by from SITS!

gina said...

Oh yes, that IS marrying WELL. The in sickness part always tests a man!

K a b l o o e y said...

Incredible. Well, now I'm jealous. Good job picking Thomas.

Two Normal Moms said...

Happy Sits Day! You are blessed to have such a loving, caring husband.

Vickie said...

What a great guy! Only a few like that:)

Have you seen a doctor about these headaches. That last one sounds scary. Maybe you need a MRI or a catscan.

Anjeny said...

He's definitely a Super Duper wonderful guy and you definitely marry WELL. Sorry about the sinus headaches...much love to ya.

Nahl said...

Hii. found u through SITS. lovely blog! :)

Christine said...

What a great reminder of what's important:) You've married well, indeed! I've a feeling that you are just as loving & caring as Thomas...a match made in heaven:)

Glad you are feeling better!