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May 11, 2008


1 lifelong commitment

16 toilet seat lessons

1/2 hour daily cuddling

5 annual reminders about anniversary

21,000 home cooked dinner

30,000 shirts folded

19 subtle hints about breath

2 1/2 pieces lingerie

3 self help books

Blend ingredients, keeping expectations at low. Let simmer 50+ years. Bring to a boil when necessary.


Alright. This is a bit extreme I must admit. But it did make me laugh.

What “ingredients” would you add?

26 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2008 12:24 am

    I would add:

    a ton of patience

    a cornucopia of communication

    a willingness to compromise at least 50% of the time

    and, at minimum, 1 date night per month

  2. May 12, 2008 2:14 am

    I agree with adding what “givemejesus” wrote, and add
    “smile even if its the last thing you want to do”

  3. May 12, 2008 5:41 am

    Prayer! I can’t tell you how many times prayer has prevented the enemy from his attempt to separate us.

    Agreement! I strongly believe in the power of agreement between a husband and wife. It may be on small things or really big things but agreement is so important and in order to be in agreement it’s important for both to be willing to sacrifice and submit to the spirit versus to their natural wants and instincts. PHEW. It’s hard.

  4. lori permalink
    May 12, 2008 5:43 am

    a million thank-you’s

  5. May 12, 2008 8:14 am

    Wow I thought about this again and there are more important things I can not believe I forgot about.!!!!

    praying alot and together
    staying in the Word, and discussing what we read.
    Keeping GOd first in everything, especially decisions.

    hahaha ya my head is back…what a wild ride it has been on the last couple of months…praying for you!

  6. May 12, 2008 8:23 am

    Good stuff!! 😉

    Have a teachable spirit.

  7. May 12, 2008 8:39 am

    only 16 toilet seat lessons, you have gotten off easy!

  8. May 12, 2008 8:58 am

    2 1/2 pieces of lingerie. That made me laugh.

    I’d have to throw in some House Hunters on HGTV. That show brings the Hubby and me closer each time we watch it 🙂

  9. May 12, 2008 9:15 am

    Someone has to say it…

    farting under the covers (we call it the dutch oven!)

  10. Heidi permalink
    May 12, 2008 9:41 am

    1. constant lectures of leaving shavings in sink.
    2. My quilt not yours!
    3. Honey your feet are cold
    4. letting go and letting God
    5. honey, those bags are supposed to be in the hallway?!
    6. BFF
    7. Cuddling to Always and Forever by Heatwave.
    8. Honey, is that a boogie in your nose?!!
    9. Getting older is fun, huh? honey???
    10. Will the kids ever leave?!!!

  11. May 12, 2008 10:15 am

    hahahahahaha!!! Judi Free – THANK YOU!!! I hope you come back often…you fit in very well!!! I LOVE it! 😀

    So I found this recipe. It isn’t mine.

    But I would add…

    852 reminders that you don’t have to do the dishes to woo me. But you can do them just to be nice!

  12. Heidi permalink
    May 12, 2008 10:31 am

    Yes Tam…

    That’s rightabout the dishes!!

  13. May 12, 2008 10:52 am

    Add a a generous amount of humor to keep you from sobbing.

  14. May 12, 2008 10:54 am

    Only 16 toilet seat lessons?

    Brad Ruggles

  15. May 12, 2008 10:55 am

    Hug me and kiss me WITHOUT expectations. 😕 😉

    The 2 1/2 pieces of lingerie CRACKED ME UP! HAHA!!

    Hey, I thought of something last night that I thought maybe you would find humorous. 😆 I was watcing late night TV while Aidan slept on the couch and Billy Mays came on promoting ANOTHER fabulous thing we just can’t live without 😐 and I was watching him talk….you know…with all those hand motions….and I thought…. I am the Billy Mays of emoticons! 😯

  16. May 12, 2008 11:11 am

    what about the laughter??? Did I miss that? Watch tons of Mystery Science theater together till you laugh so hard you pee or you die crying. Whichever comes first. Then stir.

  17. May 12, 2008 11:33 am

    Let a lot of things go, and when you fight, don’t get personal.

    This is great.

  18. May 12, 2008 11:52 am

    Too cute! My additions would be…

    Loads of laughter.
    Friendly competition (especially breath holding)

  19. May 12, 2008 12:16 pm

    Oh, I forgot…blogging.

    What ‘s the old saying, “the family that blogs together, stays together.”

  20. May 12, 2008 2:42 pm

    2 1/2 pieces of lingerie! Funny!


    A generous scoop of quality time
    5,382 piles of laundry that have waited to be folded
    Daily prayers
    Laughter (Season to taste!)

  21. May 12, 2008 5:04 pm

    I would add lots of patience. Lots… and ice cream. Ice cream is good with everything. 🙂

  22. May 12, 2008 8:10 pm

    I am no expert on a Good marriage.

    But i think a heart full of unconditional (uncritical) love was an essential ingredient to any relationship?


  23. May 13, 2008 12:40 am

    awww… i loved this.

  24. May 13, 2008 12:55 pm

    So cute and loved the simmer on low part!

  25. May 13, 2008 7:47 pm

    I think I would add a heaping helping of honesty! Secrets make it bitter! Honesty sweetens the deal! Oh, yeah, less lingerie …

  26. May 14, 2008 5:22 pm


    I would say :
    countless hours of watching tv that you wouldn’t normally watch for their sake:)

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