I've never had a problem with today as a holiday. When I was single I had a huge group of friends I would go dancing with and now that I'm married I have a husband I can "ask" (beg) to go get bagels for me as a present- it's been great!
I just heard a super interesting conversation on an NPR talk show and I wanted to share!
It was about improving the quality of your relationships and the primary thing the relationship expert said we should do: (wait for it- it's kinda obvious)
-Try new EXCITING things together.
If you tend to go see Opera together try going on a hike. If you go hiking together go see an opera. The theory is that a good long term relationship requires intellectual stimulation to maintain the "spark" that first drew you together.
Dave recently helped me by shooting a video for Gauche Alchemy (I'm still trying to figure out how to edit it) and suddenly he "got it"- that I really love talking about art and shooting the video was a way for him to participate.
Before the video his eyes would just roll to the back of his head whenever I started up.
I can't get him to sit down and scrap (a good thing actually!) but this was a way for us to share.
I just have to figure out a way to "share" in David's primary loves- RC helicopters, kites, telescopes and electric bicycles.
Hmmm- I just realized how geeky we are. Perhaps it's time we go Kayaking or something.
If you want to take a listen here's a link: WNYC-RelationShow- it's funny as all get!
I also wrote up a funny article on Valentine's Day crafting for Gauche Alchemy- swing by if you have a few moments: Plastic, hot glue and you- Some do's (more don'ts)
GRATUITOUS FAMILY PHOTO:
|To heck with happy family shots! It's nap time.|
Have a GREAT day people. Hug the ones you love!