Posted by Dina at 3:41 PM
I also had to pick up a couple of things for myself too.
HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE
Home Economics High School Text Book, 1954
Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal, on time. 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 are part of the warm welcome needed.
Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so that you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your makeup, 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 and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.
Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the home just before your husband arrives, gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift, too.
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.
Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer, dishwasher, or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet. Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and be glad he is home.
Some don'ts: Don't greet him with problems or complaints. Don't complain if he is late for dinner. Count this as minor compared with what he might have gone through that day. Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he 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, soft, soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.
Listen to him. You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.
Make the evening his. Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or to other places of entertainment. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure, his need to be home and relax.
The Goal: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
That's a good woman right there. I am pretty sure I would have failed that class miserably.
Posted by Dina at 9:40 PM
The picture I wish I would have gotten is Marcus in the car with all the balloons. He was sweet enough to pick them up for me. There were over 60 and some of them were big! He said he couldn't see a thing. I think balloons come before safety anyday.
The cake was from Creative Memories and it was delicious.
Posted by Dina at 11:24 PM
Blue is feeling blue. He doesn't like cleaning up after Christmas either.
And I also needed these wash cloths in my guest bath. They are from Target.
I have also been a little bit of a cheater, because I started a blog for Golightly's Antiques.
Check it out at http://www.golightlysantiquesandtearoom.blogspot.com/.
Posted by Dina at 10:36 AM
Marcus got 2 tickets to the Cotton Bowl for Christmas. Thankfully he chose to take me as his date! Texas Tech played Ole Miss. What should have only been a 30 minute drive to the stadium took almost 3 hours! The traffic was crazy.
We missed part of the first quarter and Tech was already up 14 - 0 when we got there.
One of the highlights of the game was getting some cotton candy. My mom would have NEVER let me get cotton candy. I guess my husband just loves me more! She didn't let me eat sugary cereal either. My friend Kara used to get me Fruity Pebbles for my birthday every year, because she felt sorry for me. I blame my mom for my sugar addiction now. She doesn't read this blog so I can say that.
Posted by Dina at 10:55 PM
Last night we had a New Year's Eve party with our Sunday School class. We wore ugly, tacky, and funny Christmas sweaters and had a "re-gift" exchange. That is where we re-gifted things we got for Christmas, but didn't really want. We had a great time and are so thankful for our fun friends.
Posted by Dina at 10:51 PM