Things My Husband Say All The Time

We all have strange, weird, unusual, only we can say it, sayings.  Like when I was younger my mother would always say,

We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Which meant, I don’t feel like talking about that now and when we’re about to cross that bridge, I’m going to say it again.

Well, there’s a whole bunch of sayings my husband says and I don’t think he’ll ever stop saying them.  Ever!  He’s guaranteed to say one of these sayings per day if not, all in a day.

Here we go

Twos and fews

Which means this or that.

Peace and Hair grease

If you don’t take nothing else, take it easy.

Take your time going, but hurry back.

This one I despise because he says it whenever I leave the house.

Ain’t nothing slick to a can of oil.

It’s like pissing in the wind, it’s all on you.

Yes, he says that.

Chilling like a villain trying to touch the ceiling.

A whole bunch of nothing.

in response to someone asking what’s going on.

The one that tops everyone of these is said on a daily basis….

Sounds like a plan.

Does you spouse have any favorite sayings?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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What’s in Our Picnic Basket #LoveandMarriage

My husband and I had it all planned out. Drop the kids off at Vacation Bible School and head over to the park for a little quality time together for a picnic. As soon as we dropped the kids off it began to pour down raining. This  lead us to putting our creative skills to work.   Head home and enjoy our picnic on the Living Room floor.

picnic

We were determined to have a picnic. LOL

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Marriage & The Family: Dealing with Life’s Disappointments

 

There’s Joy in the Midst of Disappointment

Hearing my kids laugh these days brings me unspeakable joy.  Playing a video game together or alone, watching Vine videos or laughing at each other, are the things that make my kids Laugh Out Loud.  Actually, Roll on the Floor Laughing.

Focus on the Good

Who doesn’t enjoy hearing their children laugh?  Of course we all enjoy hearing them laugh, but sometimes I tend to take those things for granted.  I take many things for granted. Many. MANY.  But when you get a whack upside the head with life’s disappointments, you begin to draw from the unspeakable joys in your life.  You know those things we take for granted and don’t speak of? Yeah, that.  Sounds a bit cliche, but what better way, to not focus on all that’s going wrong in our life and to focus on the good God is allowing us to experience in the those times of disappointment.

Draw Close to God & Relearn

These past few years, my life has taken some twists and turns that I didn’t expect and I surely didn’t see them coming.  After I balled my eyes out, felt sorry for myself, nearly broke into pieces…. well, I think I did break into pieces.  Tiny bits and pieces.  I had to draw closer to the One that knows me and loves me more than my difficulties, than my circumstances, than my let downs and broken dreams.  I had to seek God to relearn His will and purpose for my life.  Yep, I had to relearn.  Sometimes you can get knocked down so hard that you’ll forget your own name.  Forget your purpose. Forget everything God has pulled you out of and know that He’s able to do it again.  And He will.

After recognizing that there’s joy in the midst of disappointment when we focus on the good that is continuing to take place in our life.  Drawing closer to God will help give us the direction we need in this season.  This will allow us to see the vision God is trying to show or restore in us and what he’s trying to teach us.  There’s always something to learn and we need to continue to learn from the true Teacher.  He loves us and wants us to know the will He has for our life.  Let Him show us in the thick of our disappointments.

 

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Marriage & The Family: Does your family have life insurance?

I’m sure this may sound like a sponsored post, but it’s not.  Just a life nugget I’ll like to drop.  Oh… and I’m not trying to solicit you to purchase life insurance.

It wasn’t until my husband and I were in our 5th year of marriage that we learned the importance of having life insurance for our family.  My husband and I had become insurance agents and learned a lot from our short lived insurance careers LOL.   Thankfully it wasn’t from a tragic event that we learned this lesson and hopefully we won’t have to use it anytime soon.

No matter if you’re a one or two family income home the fact is, if something happens to you or your spouse your family will take a financial hit.  When a family suffers the loss of the bread winner the surviving spouse will immediately lose that income, not to mention burial cost.  It doesn’t matter if there’s a mortgage or rent… it must be paid.  The same goes for losing a parent that cares for the home and children.  Although that spouse didn’t contribute financially, they helped with saving on daycare and other expenses.

Another key factor is having the adequate amount of life insurance to make sure our loved ones don’t have to worry financially while they grieve.  When we’re raising kids, in the process of buying homes etc.  having a sufficient life insurance policy is wise.  However, as we get older, when our homes are paid off, kids finished college and moved away there’s less of a financial burden.  With the purpose of, as we get older we should have burial expenses saved and we’re not leaving our spouses and children with a huge financial burden.

So, does your family have life insurance?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Marriage & The Family: Communication like a fake sign language…

That moment you believe that you and your spouse speak two different languages….

This is how my husband hears me no punintended. I ain't lying! #marriageproblems

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It seems to be getting worse lately too. I don’t know if this is what I have to look forward to when we’re old and gray….

Don’t get me wrong most of the things are simple misunderstandings. I’m lying! They’re not simple at all! For instance… I told my husband I didn’t want another pot with a television chef’s name on it. Then, he calls me today asking me did Martha Stewart make pots and would I want one of those.

I repeat… I don’t want any pots with a celebrity chef’s name on it. None! I only want cast iron pots ( NOT Preseasoned), stainless steel without any celebrity attachment, vintage cookware and Le Crueset. That is all! When mama’s happy everyone’s happy! Ya heard me? Probably not :-/

I’ll go on record saying that my husband will go out of his way to make sure I have what I want and need. However, sometimes he will like to give me what he wants me to have. Buuuuutttt honestly, I don’t want that! Bwahahaha

Do you have these misunderstandings in your marriage?

Nicole

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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