Monday, January 21, 2008

Wow, I got tagged!

Well, so this is fun! This is the first time I have ever gotten tagged in this world of blogs, by my fun daughter, Lara. It is about everything you ever wanted to know about my relationship with my husband, well, at least, I think so.

What's his name? Michael Farel Preston.

How long have you been together? Well, our 36th anniversary is June 10th and we were together for 1 1/2 years before that so approximately 37 years.

How long did you date? We met in January and dated until May and then were engaged until the following June, with the exception of a months breakup in January.

How old is he?
He is 56 years and 364 days old! So 57 years old tomorrow!!

Who eats more?
Hands down, he does!! He is amazing at what he can put away, and then a few minutes after all that, he can go in and have a bunch of m and m's and hardly notice it!!

Who said I love you first?
He did! A month into our dating. It surprised me, I was not even thinking like that!

Who is taller? Well, he is, which I love!!! He is almost 6'4" and I am a mere 5'7", hee hee.

Who is smarter? Hmmmmm, well mostly him, but I hold my end up pretty good. He knows and pays attention a little to a lot of things, which I don't.

Who does the laundry? I mostly do it! He does when I haven't gotten to his work clothes, which is rare, but grateful he does it without complaint that I didn't!

Who does the dishes? There again, I mostly do, but he will do it on Sunday's or when he sees I can't get to it.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? He does, he likes to be by the lamp and the alarm!

Who pays the bills? I do! Always have. He doesn't like to do it, he made him anxious, however, he is very excited about this Dave Ramsey program he got us into. So I'm happy he is starting to get involved, because I want the partnership!!

Who mows the lawn? In our early years, I did. But since we had so many boys they did, and now he does!! Oh, but we do share it with the neighborhood boys so he can weed those weeks.

Who cooks dinner?
Mostly me. Sorry, it's a fact. But he helps me some nights by picking up things for us to eat, or popping in a lasagna or starting some chicken. I'm grateful he is not a picky eater, makes my life easier. I taught him what I know, but we neither one of us are crazy about cooking.

Who drives when you are together?
It was always him for years! But he was scary to me, so eventually he let me without a fight or attack on his ego. Besides he drives all day every day and gets tired of it. But when we drive long distances, he does, he has tremendous stamina, then I do the city driving because I'm better in unknown places where he gets anxious.

Who is more stubborn? Clearly, he is (bullheaded) where I am just stubborn, and believe me there is a difference.

Who kissed who first? He kissed me first. Although, I was very glad he did.

Who asked out who first? He asked me out first. To a fireside that turned into "Scrooge" the movie.

Who proposed? Well, he did of course, does it go the other way sometimes?

Who has more siblings?
I do, I have 4 brothers and 1 sister making 6 in my family plus I have 2 step siblings. He has 2 sisters and 1 brother with 1 sister who passed away at 2 years of age :(.

Who wears the pants in the family?
At first glance you would say me. But if you look under the surface he did. But now after much counseling and help in communication we are becoming a partnership, it is becoming a "we" instead of "I". And I am very pleased, because it makes a big difference to a healthy marriage.

So I'm supposed to tag someone else in turn, and to be honest I don't know who really reads this blog other than a few. So, Shana, Chris, Sundy and anyone else who possibly reads this do it and send me a copy of your answers. Have fun!!!


Lara said...

Very fun! Some stuff I never knew, which is why I tagged you!

Shana said...

That was cute.
I did this one too a while back... I should figure out a way to send it to you. :) Glad to see you are updating your blog. It is fun and I enjoy reading your insights. :)