Sunday, August 9, 2009

Celebrating our differences

Like the saying that no single & looking person wants to hear goes, I met my husband when I became so distracted by enjoying my life, that I stopped looking.
I was surprised

What surprised me even more was the type of guy that ended up being the perfect match for me. In the past I had attracted & seemed attracted to guys that were similar to me. And by this I mean, they could become engrossed in music or some creative art form, watching Project Runway or following current trends, and felt there was no life like Big City life.

Friends & family wanted to set me up with a guy that had just finished playing college football, was starting Medical school, and happily living back in my Upstate NY hometown. Ugh, definitely not "my type". I mean, what could we possibly have in common?

Turns out, a bunch!
While Dr Dan & I are in many ways very similar, even strangely so, that'll have to be another post.

In honor of our 6th anniversary,I'd like to celebrate our differences
(the ones I am thankful for!)

Six of my favorites:
1. Football! College football. He teaches at a Big 12 University & when we first arrived, we got Season tickets & he taught me the game. That reminds me, PATIENCE should be listed here too.) Now, in season, I am glued to ESPN right along with him for current news.

2. "On Sale" does not equal "Saving $". To save $, don't spend it.
I met him & I had debt. He had savings. (I'm wearing most of that savings on my ring finger). He taught me delayed gratification (did I list patience?) .

3. Hot food tastes better than lukewarm.

4. If you're going to bake, you've got to measure.
(I'm an eye-baller. He's a scientist).
And there's no supplement for real butter (one of our first arguments was over my belief that margarine was another name for butter!)

5. Being on time is more impressive than the list of accomplishments you packed into the last hour that made you late.

6. TIME magazine. & "All things considered" on NPR. Who knew they could be just as engaging as People or Real Simple?

I am unable to edit &/or finish this blog entry because another thing I've learned being married to Dr Dan is nothing says "I love you" like dropping something Im preoccupied with to spend time with him!
Happy Anniversary!
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5 comments:

  1. Oh my word!! You're going to make me cry. What a gorgeous wedding picture and what a beautiful couple ya'll make!! He's a handsome Doc.
    So happy for you! Congratulation Tina! You deserve to be one happy chica!!
    With Love!

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  2. TINA AND DR.DAN HAPPY ANNIVERSARY !!!!LOVE MOM AND JACK

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  3. happy anniversary! wonderfully stated.

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  4. congradulations and may you have a blessed anniversary!!! Love the wisdom u have shared with us. Thank you so much Tina.=}

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  5. I LOVE YOUR BLOG ,YOU ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFULL BOOK i HAVE EVER READ GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS MOM2ME

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