Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Do Not View If You Have A Weak Stomach....

Remember this picture?
and this one
The guy that's watching our house for us while we're here in New Mexico for the holiday sent us this picture last night with the disclaimer that we need to get a cat....

.....we're officially getting a cat when we get home next month.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Either I'm Spoiled Or Guys Are Jerks

Last night i magically talked husband into going Christmas shopping with me. I couldn't believe it when he said yes. I had put the food in the slow cooker so i knew we wouldn't have to go out for dinner, and it wouldn't be a late meal we would have to wait for when we got home, and we were on our way. We had to get gifts for each other, which is hard when your shopping together, but i was able to hide things at the stores in the mall from him without any problem, but husband can't keep a secret for anything so i know pretty much everything he's getting for me for Christmas. Does that take the fun out of it for me? .....a little, but not really. I made a list for him so it wouldn't be so hard (i'm a hard person to shop for, i admit it), and he followed it fairly well. Basically he spoils me, and i try to do my very best to NOT exploit that. It doesn't matter what part of the year it is, when we're out shopping and looking at things i say i want (one day. in my dreams. if it wasn't so expensive), he'll roll his eyes some times and ask which one i want then pick it up to go pay for it. I have to pry it out of his hands and make sure he knows that i know its too expensive for now and i'm totally willing to wait on it (I would rather get more out of debt first). But on the occasion, i do let him spoil me, and i love him for it. I've never had a guy so willing to spoil me like he does.
So yeah, we had the few gifts we wanted to pick up from the various stores, and there were various bags for all of this. I automatically grabbed the bags and didn't think anything of it. They needed to be carried, i had one hand holding husbands and the other hand was free, so why shouldn't i carry them? When husband offered continually to carry them for me....i said No.
i know. i feel like a bad person now.
it wasn't until we were walking out to the car and i had opened the mall doors for myself and husband scolded me for not letting him be a good husband by opening them for me that i realized why he had offered so many times to carry the bags. In movies the husband is always following the wife around to the different stores while she shops and he carries all the bags for her. That's what he was trying to do for me. Isn't that sweet?? And i deprived him of that! He then promptly took the bags from me, had me put my arm in his, led me to the car, and even managed to open my door for me after putting everything in the trunk.
I did some thinking about this on our drive home. Why didn't i think to let him carry the bags until the end? Yes, i've always been independent and it didn't cross my mind or bother me to carry them, but isn't that one of the perks of having a man around? Then i figured it out. I've never had a guy offer to carry my bags, let alone really go shopping with me. All the guys i dated before husband were Jerks with a capital J. I always ignored it when i was dating them, but after breaking up i would look back and realize how selfish they were. There were a few ok ones in there, but i'm so happy i held out and waited for husband. He's the best i could ever ask for. I'll be the first to admit it.
So, Husband, I love you. Thank you for being such a great husband and reminding me how great it is to have a real man.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Friday, December 11, 2009

How Do They Do This To People??

i don't even know where to begin. i'm so bugged right now.
ok, so i'm a fan of Old Navy clothes. They're affordable and really have those great basic essentials that are wonderful and they go with everything. At least for me anyway. I buy the same things in different colors even. I don't shop very often, but when i want or need something the first place i look is Old Navy. I go to the store and i shop online as well (cuz they have the "long" option and because if you can't find it in the store its usually online or vice versa ). i don't buy things very often, but i'm always looking when i'm board, kind of like "window shopping" but online.
So yeah, its Christmas and thats a great time to buy things. Everything is on sale left and right. Last week i did some personal shopping. We're going to New Mexico to see husbands family for Christmas, so i wanted new shirts to take with me. I was looking and found this:
its a "Women's Lightweight Boat-Neck Tee". I actually already have one in black that i've had for a while and i love it, so i decided i wanted to get a few more in different colors. I love it so much i was even willing to pay the $14.50 for each. I should have known better though. Nine times out of ten i find every top i want from Old Navy for under $10 eventually. I was looking at my order tonight and discovered that this particular top went on sale for $6!! S-I-X DOLLARS. I haven't even received the original order i made in the mail yet and already they're on sale for less then half the original price. PLUS! They sent me a 20% discount for online orders this week to my email so i can get them for $4.50 each. I had ordered 3 different colors, so at that price all together i could have gotten the 3 for $13.50. A dollar less the the full price for just one. Does that bug anyone else???
SO, i told husband about this and he told me to reorder it all at the discount price and when i receive them then return it with the original full price receipt. Does that make sense? What would you do in this situation? I'd be saving over $30.... I'm torn. What would you do if this happened to you?

Monday, December 7, 2009

New House Pictures

I've been promising pictures to you all of the new house. After I finally decided how to lay out the living room, found the cord for the camera and uploaded them....i just realized i don't have an outside picture of the house. Dang it. Sorry. So that will have to come later i guess.The house and all the new furniture are great though. I love it! Everything is where i want it, there are only a few things that i still need, but they're things i can live without for a while until we have more money in savings again. That will be after Christmas for sure, but I'm good with that.
So, here are pictures. Just an FYI, i have not hung up any pictures in the house. I haven't figured that part out yet. But there is tons of wall space, and i'm thinking not enough pictures to take up all that space, so i'm looking into investing in some nice art and pictures (or maybe even make my own...).

Our Front Entry
There's a closet and cupboard that goes under the stairs that's very Harry Potter-esk. Upstairs is a long hall that goes to all the bedrooms (not decorated and not set up yet).
i love the cathedral ceilings that go through this front half of the house.

Our Living Room
Our new couch is SO comfortable, and that's husbands new TV that i won't let him hook his xbox up to. Poor husband... :(
I think it needs a nice big potted plant or some kind of something for that corner with the lamp. I also need to get some sort of small coffee table or ottoman. One day :)

The Dining Room
Ignore all the pictures littering the place. My beautiful new dining table is great. Love that as much as the couch.
The Family Room
This is usually where you can find husband playing his xbox.
Don't you love the plaid couches? I can't seem to get rid of them. But with the family room they work fine.

Off behind the love seat is the kitchen
It's very white. White walls, white cupboard and counters, white appliances... I'm planning to paint. I love all the space though.
Don't you love how husband sneaks into the pictures? He's so cute.
This is my pot holder. See that stuff all torn up and hanging out of the side of it? Any guesses what happened?
Did that guess involve a rodent of some sort, cuz if it did then you're right. We had a mouse!
I didn't realize we had this mouse until i found this on our counter Thanksgiving morning.
When i saw it i couldn't grasp what happened. I thought it was so weird that husband would eat a banana that way. But then i figured it out. Our little friend ate a potato i had in a big bag next to the fridge, and he ate through my dish rag to get to the rolls left over from dinner in a bowl on the kitchen table.
We set out traps, that didn't work, and then poison and we haven't heard from him for a while now, so i'm thinking he's gone....i hope.

This is our beautiful new Christmas Countdown decoration we received from husbands brother Jacob and his amazing new wife Natalie. Its adorable, and it came with candy stuffed in it. Score! Its the only Christmas decorations i have up sadly. We're going to be gone for the holidays and husband doesn't want to buy me a tree. Oh well.
So there you are. Pictures of our house. I'll post upstairs pictures one day maybe, after i make the headboard for our bed and get the bedside tables we're living without for right now. The downstairs was my priority because closing the door can be done upstairs when people are over. I'm loving living in a real house though. Its twice the size of the apartment, and 50 times better. We don't have to go up and down a flight of stairs to bring groceries in, the garage isn't a mile away, and we don't have noise neighbors. Our neighbors actually asked if we wouldn't mind if they mowed our lawn for us so its all even. What?? i've never heard of someone wanting to do that before.
Its all great.

Caramel Apple Crunch Pie

I made this pie for thanksgiving and it was a big hit. I couldn't even get a picture of it before we started eating it. I was in charge of the Apple Pie, and when i was in the store getting all the ingredients i found the Kraft Caramel Bits in the chocolate chips aisle. Caramel and Apples, you can't get any better then that! So i decided to try it out. AMAZING! Love it, i'll never go back to making regular apple crunch pie again.


1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 cups Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup Kraft Caramel Bits (found in the chocolate chip aisle)
3 tablespoons butter

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup Kraft Caramel Bits

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, Mix together 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Stir in sliced apples until coated with sugar mixture. Stir in 1 cup Kraft Caramel Bits. Pour filling into pie crust, and dot with 3 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle with streusel topping.
To make streusel topping: In a medium bowl, mix together 3/4 cup flour and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Cut in 6 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in remaining 2/3 cup Caramel Bits.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue baking for 35 to 40 minutes, or until filling is bubbling and streusel is golden brown. Allow to cool for at least 1 hour.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Decorating...

Ok, i may as well say hi since i've already stayed up past 1 a.m. decorating the blog for Christmas and looking for new music for the playlist.
I think only my husband, a book, anything Christmas related, and insomnia are the 4 things that could keep me up this late. I'm WAY behind on my blogging, so i apologize for that, but i was doing a little unpacking when i found my Christmas cd's, so i was inspired that this needed to be done.
Please enjoy the holiday music. I know i plan to have this playlist playing as much as possible for the next while. I wish it was acceptable to play it year round...
I promise, i will catch up on the happenings going on for us this weekend. I've taken pictures of it, i just thought the cord for the camera was lost in husbands car (along with half my Tupperware), but he informed me tonight that its in the closet so i'll be jumping on that very soon!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello friends!
I know i've been neglecting the blog, but busy busy people we have been! I'll be taking pictures today and update tomorrow, but i just wanted to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. There are so many things to be thankful for! I know today i will be counting my blessings. I'm most thankful for Family, Friends, Health, Home, and Love. And Stuffing.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I Think Our Apartment is Haunted

Or not...
You decide.
i was in bed last night sleeping with husband, and i was in a pretty deep sleep, but i was suddenly woke up to a mans voice yelling "Nooooooooo", and then it drifted off. It sounded like it was in the same room as us but it was distant at the same time. It didn't wake husband up though. I tried to wake him up to make him listen too, but he's such a deep sleeper i don't think anything short of a gun going off can wake him. I can never wake him when he's pushing me off by taking up the whole bed. i have to climb over him to take his side until he tries to take that side back. haha, ok i'm just kidding about that part, but i've thought about it more then once.
Anyway, I told him about it this morning. I'm not sure he believes me though. Usually, if he didn't hear it or see it then in his opinion it didn't happen.
I've thought about it today, and i know i was awake before it faded away. What do you think? Any opinions? Thoughts? Similar stories?
Just wondering :]

Monday, November 16, 2009

So Many Things

So this last week was pretty good i think, besides just having my birthday.
We helped a family friend with his Eagle Scout Project, and in turn we were sent home with a huge foil baking dish of left over pulled pork. We each ate at least one meal of it, if not 2, every day, and husband took a 1/3 of it to work to share with the guys there. Finally we took what was left with us to a friends for dinner and left the leftovers with them. I wish i had thought to take a picture of how much of this pulled pork there really was.
Monday i got presents from my mommy :]]
she sent me some really great picture frames that i've been wanting. Now i can frame The Proclamation to the World, The Living Christ, and one of our wedding pictures all in matching frames. Plus, she got us a beautiful picture of the Idaho Falls LDS Temple (where we got married) that i've been in love with. That one is custom so we're still waiting for that one. Its not the one linked, though i do like that picture. Plus, remember in this post (#2), where i said i want to do some real cake decorating? She sent me all the stuff i've been wanting to get so i can get started.
Then i got my gift from husband that also goes back to that post (#3). A soldering iron. i'm going to set up a small radio and work bench in the garage and start working on some art after the move and Thanksgiving is over. I'm really looking forward to that. I'm not sure how cold it gets here in the winter, but i think it'll work fine....i hope.
Then after cleaning the church Saturday morning, i'm not sure if this was a gift or love or for fun because i don't know how it all happened, but Husband took me furniture shopping... :]] WOW. That was a highlight. After all the extra money we've spent this month we had money to buy furniture. I know how to go without things that i want, or making do with what i have so it wasn't that bad, but husband and i had made a deal that when we got a new bed he could get a new tv. Our bed is fine for a little while, but month after month after month.....not so great. I was getting so desperate i was starting to look on Craigs List for one. But, i'm finding out if i let something sit in husbands mind long enough without pushing it he'll run with it and its all good some how. We got a mailer for a furniture store that had a couch on it that we, amazingly, both liked. There was also an incentive for $500 worth of groceries. So we agreed to go to the store to check it out. When we got there we found the couch, and it turned out to be perfect. We even went around the store to make sure there wasn't a better one, but we already found our winner. We found the mattress set, and then we were walking past the dining sets and started talking about them.....we hadn't planned on getting it at all yet, i was more then willing to wait till next year....but we picked one out. They're delivering it all on Friday and i don't think i can be more excited :) I kept my end of the deal after that, and we went and got a new flat panel tv. He hasn't set it up yet since we're moving this week there isn't really much point unpacking it and repacking so soon, though i think he disagrees.
So, this week we're getting ready to move. It won't be too bad because i've looked around and we really didn't unpack much when we moved into the apartment, so its that much easier on us. I'm moving all our services and changing address on everything, on Friday we get the keys and furniture delivered, and Saturday morning we move it all over to the house just a few blocks away. Then next week i'll finally be able to unpack all our stuff since leaving Port Angeles 4 months ago, and i'm hoping to have it mostly set up by Thanksgiving.
Then i will be posting pictures.
Wish us luck!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Birthday Girl

Last Sunday was my birthday :]] I've hit a new stage in my life i think...or at least it sounds like i should be in a new one.
Wow. i'm on the down side of my 20's now, and that seems strange to me. I remember turning 15 and thinking how i was half way to 30.
....that feels like it wasn't very long ago....and 30 doesn't sound that old anymore.
My grandpa passed away in his 40's. When i was a little girl that sounded so old to me. i shake my head at that now.
At what age do we stop wanting to grow up and start wishing we were younger?

My birthday didn't seem like a big deal to me (it hasn't for several years really), it kind of felt like every other day. But i was good with that. Saturday the 7th we went out for dinner at Marie Callender's, and lucky us, it turned out to be Karaoke night! It was in their bar area (i didn't even know they had a bar area), and it was mostly little old couples and people that shouldn't even be trying to sing. You're jealous right? You wish you could have been there with us, i know. I can honestly say i would have felt left out if we hadn't sat close enough by to see the show. We didn't sing, but husband spent most of the meal trying to come up with songs he could get up and sing for me.
On the actual "big day" Husband was supposed to work all day, but they sent him home early (at 3:30!) because they had an extra crew in from Hawaii after the plane crash still running the base, so i only had to go to church alone. My little nursery kids sang happy birthday for me and it was SOOO cute. When husband got home we went and had dinner at a friends house. They got me a birthday pie, banana cream, not knowing i don't like bananas, but i ate some anyway because she tried so hard to do something for me and i really was grateful.
And then this week i got some present. Over all, it was a good birthday. I took complete advantage of getting everything i wanted for a few days (a glass of water once and a while, going out for ice cream after dinner one night, ect.) by saying it was for "the birthday girl" :) Husband is such a push over it worked. I love him. i'm just grateful i got to spend so much time with my best friend (husband if you hadn't guessed who i was talking about).
Now on to the next year of life. As long as i have husband, i can't wait to see what's next.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Craft/Cooking Blog...?

Ok readers, i've been playing with the idea of starting a craft/cooking blog, but i don't know if it will well followed or if its even worthy of its own blog...
I love to cook and i love to make things, and i plan to be doing a lot more of that. And that's what i seem to be posting on this blog or wanting to do more of at least, so i'm thinking i'll move everything craft/cooking related over from this blog to the craft/cooking blog and keep this one about husband and i. There are holidays coming up now, so i'll be cooking more, and as soon as we get into our house later this month i'll be making some new things; a bed frame, a padded headboard, some paintings, decorating, name a few. So i have things i will be posting along those lines. And then, the two of us will be doing a few things coming up soon.....i'm just figuring we keep this a family blog for updates on us. So...let me know what you think. Would it be easier that way?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas in November

A friend posted this on her Facebook page today and it was really touching to me:

Five 5 year old Noah is in his last stage of a 2 1/2 yr battle with Neuroblastoma cancer. The family is celebrating Christmas next week and Noah's wish is to get LOTS of Christmas cards.

The simplicity of this request, the whole story really, it breaks my heart and I know i'll be making a card tonight. I have this brave selfless young mans address, so i'm asking anyone that would like to make this wish come true for him PLEASE leave a comment on my page with your email address and i would be more then willing to send it to you.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Our news for the week:
We're moving into a real house!
We're excited and look forward to being able to unpack our things finally, and the whole living in a real house with a garage and a yard and lots of And the decorating! ...i'm a girl, yes i like decorating :) I'm just ready for this all.

funny part, husband hasn't even been in the glad he trusts me. haha :]

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall Is Here

By now some of you may have heard about the air collision of the Navy helicopter and the Coast Guard C-130 here of the coast of California. The plane was stationed out of Sacramento here where husband is stationed and its the same type of plane that John works with. I am thankful to say that husband was not on the downed plane, that he was home when the incident happened. He had helped the plane get ready earlier that day, and he knew some of the crew, though not very well, and he took the news kind of hard, but we are counting our blessing and our prayers are with the crew and their families.
I'm only bringing it up because i'm still receiving phone calls, texts, and emails concerning it, so i just wanted to let you all know, and we appreciate all the concern.

We've made some friends from church that live really close by that we have been spending time with. This last Saturday for Halloween we all (minus husband because he had to work [sad face]) went to Apple Hill to do some sight seeing and scenery viewing and apple farm enjoying. It was fun :) It would have been better for me if husband had come, but it didn't happen so now i know which farms to take him to next year, and i made the best of it with the friends.
I stole husband's good camera and took it up with us. It was a beautiful day and i think i got some great fun pictures, so...

i PROMISE we didn't do this to the scarecrow. He was like this when we found him.

i felt so bad for this little Lamb, he was just sitting by himself looking so sad...

the tractor was tipped a little on the hill, so i felt like i was falling over the whole time, but it was too fun to resist this photo opp. terrible picture of me though...dang it.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bread Freshness

Something i learned today that i thought i would share with you all...

Want to know how fresh your bread is when you go shopping?
Each day has a different color twist tie. It goes alphabetically by color. They are…

Monday: Blue
Tuesday: Green
Thursday: Red
Friday: White
Saturday; Yellow

Based on this, if you went shopping on Friday, you would want look for a twisty- tie color that is green or red as they are the freshest. If you grab one that is yellow, that bread would be a week old since it was produced on Saturday.

You may want to write this down on a sticky note and put in with your coupons or wallet or something. I just thought this was interesting so i had to share.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Ring of Chicken

Last night we went to a game night/small party and made friends. I know, making friends isn't a huge deal to most of you, but being the new people in a new town and at church is hard. It takes a while to make friends for us. But slowly its happening, and last night was one of those nights that we added people to our friends list :) You make one friend and they introduce you to more friends, and then you have more and more. Yea! So we were invited to this game night and we were asked to bring a little something food wise. A snack to munch on or appetizer of some kind. I decided to bring an appetizer. The 1st two things that came into my mind were the spinach balls (click the link, i blogged about in a previous blog a while back) and a Chicken Ring. I plan on making the spinach balls for a relief society thing, so i decided the Chicken Ring would be the best choice. I have NO idea why i thought of the chicken ring because there are tons of other appetizers to make, it just jumped out of my memory.
So, you ask: what is a chicken ring?
Its magic, that's what it is.
And lucky for you, i'm going to give you the recipe at the end of this blog.
I had forgotten about this thing for years i think. I got the recipe from an old roommate that was a great cook when she took the time, and i was in love with it for a few months. Yes, i took it to everything i went to. Then i stopped making it for some reason and didn't make it again until yesterday. I can't believe i did that! I took it for the party tonight and it was a big hit.
So, use it wisely...or not. But enjoy it, and love it as much as i do and share. It is an appetizer, but husband loves it and wishes i would make it for dinner. We'll see ;)

I want to say this was a Pampered Chef recipe a while back, but i can't remember for sure. I just know that when my roommate would make it she would use the pizza baking stone to bake it, and their food chopper to chop it all up. I don't have a pizza baking stone (and my pizza pan is in a box still packed away), so i used a stone pie plate i had gotten and it turned out fine. But i'm pretty sure any type of pan you feel like using will work fine for this.
I sprinkled a little Parmesan Cheese on top of it before i cooked it. It's not a must do, i just thought it would look nice.

Chicken Ring
* 2 - Cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls - 8 count each, keep refrigerated until ready to use
* 1 - 10 or 12 oz can Chunk White Chicken, drain and shred
* 1 1/2 c red bell pepper, chopped small
* 1 - 10 oz frozen Broccoli (or Spinach - chopped thawed and drained, then squeeze out excess water) [i use broccoli though]
* 1 c mild Cheddar Cheese - grated
* 1/3 c Mayonnaise
* 1/2 t salt
* 1 - lemon - use the zest from whole lemon only
* 1 t nutmeg

- Place all of the ingredients except the Crescent Rolls in a large bowl and blend well with a spoon.

- Place the mouth of a glass in the center of the stone or pan you are baking this on.
- In an over-lapping circle place the crescent dough to fit around your glass (the shortest of the dough should be toward the center and the longest points out to the edge of the stone or pan). it will resemble a sun pattern.

- Place the meat mixture on the wide end of the circle with a large spoon. Shape and smooth the meat mixture in a continuous circle. Remove the glass.

- Pull each point over the filling and tuck under the center circle.

- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

- Let the ring cool. Slice for 16 servings.


Husband Says...

...that i am not allowed to post this picture....
These are not my feet :]
I was teasing when i said i wanted to paint his toenails, but then he said i could if i had nail polish remover. I was honest and told him i don't know where it is so i won't be able to take it off, so he said no.....but then he kept saying:
"are you going to paint my toes?"
He kept bringing it up! So i did it and he let me. He held still for me the whole time. No complaints.
He won't be wearing his sandals any time soon i think ;]
i love you husband!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Good Wife's Guide

*before you get hostile with me, i was not the one to make this up! This is an article from Housekeeping Monthly.

*Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.

*Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.

*Be a little gay (the happy kind) and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.

*Clear away the clutter. make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.

* Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper etc and then run a dust cloth over the tables.

*Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.

*Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces (if they are small), comb their hair and, if necessary, change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part. Minimise all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer, or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.

*Be happy to see him.

*Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.

*Listen to him. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax.

*Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquillity where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.

*Don't greet him with complaints and problems.

*Don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.

*Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.

*Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low soothing and pleasant voice.

*Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgement or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.

*A good wife knows her place.

A few years ago i had a boss show me "The Good Wife's Guide" article from a 1955 Housekeeping Monthly. I had been cleaning out all the files he had in his filing cabinets and it was stuffed in a "Funny Stuff" folder. It's a real article for the 50's housewives on how to be a good wife. It kind of cracked me up at first because the extremity of it just seemed like a joke. It's not completely out in left field, some of it is a little endearing in ways, and i'm sure the older you are the more you may agree with the article. But some of It's gives a whole new insight. They were expected to be like that!

Here is my rule ladies: Whatever works for you family situation is great. As long as you and your husband and family are happy, stay positive and make your home life the best you can.

*here is the real article