Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Meme

I've been having a tough time coming up with things to blog about lately so I've borrowed this Meme from Leeann @ Is It Morning Already?

♥ How long have you been together? 24 years, married for 21.
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? A few weeks.
♥ Who asked who out? Bob asked me out.
♥ How old are each of you? 44
♥ Whose siblings do/ did you see the most? When we lived in CA we saw my siblings most but now that we live in WA it's about equal.
♥ Do you have any children together? Yes, Ian, 19, Zane, 15, Taylor, 13, Delaney, 10.
♥ What about pets? 2 dogs, 1 cat, 4 hermit crabs, 1 large lizard, 2 mice.
♥ Did you go to the same school? Yes we attended the same college briefly.
♥ Are you from the same home town? No, we are from opposite coasts. I grew up in San Jose, CA and he grew up near Boston, MA
♥ Who is the smartest? I think we are very evenly matched but we have different areas of expertise.
♥ Who is the most sensitive? Hmm.. I'm not sure.
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? As a couple we don't eat out anywhere. I don't think we have been out alone once in the last five years.
♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Pisa, Lucca, and Florence, Italy.
♥ Who has the worst temper? I do. I get angry over stupid little things all the time. Bob is much slower to anger but I think he hangs onto it longer.
♥ Who does the cooking? It used to be pretty equal but since his accident I do all the cooking.
♥ Who is more social? Definitely Bob! If it wasn't for him I would probably be a hermit.
♥Who is the neat freak? Hahahahaha! Neither of us.
♥ Who is the more stubborn? Bob. When he makes up his mind he is like a brick wall. Our son Zane is just like him.
♥ Who hogs the bed? The dogs! For 19 years we had a no dogs on the bed rule and then I lost my mind and let the puppy sleep with us.
♥ Who wakes up earlier? Definitely Bob. He has always been a morning person. I will never be a morning person.
♥ Where was your first date? I spent most of the evening sitting on the porch with his Mom and dogs while he helped his Dad set up a stereo. After that we went to Round Table for pizza. It was a preview of our exciting future together!
♥ Who has the bigger family? We have an equal number of siblings but I have a bigger extended family.
♥ Do you get flowers often? No but that's because years ago I asked him not to get me flowers. Every once in awhile he will and I love it. I guess it's more special because flowers aren't his automatic gift idea.
♥ How long did it take to get serious? Oh, he was serious before we even went out! He didn't ask me on a date he said he was looking for someone to build a life with. Pretty major stuff for a nineteen year old! I laughed at him and said I would go out on a date but I wasn't making any promises. I'm not sure how long it took me to decide I was going to marry him.
♥ Who does/ did the laundry? Me. ick.
♥ Who’s better with the computer? His life is computers but I get to say that I taught him how to use his first one. A week later he knew twice as much as I did about computers and he has been learning ever since.
♥ Who drives when you are together? Well, since his accident I do but before that he did most of the driving.

We didn't do anything for Valentine's Day. I'm sure that doesn't surprise anyone who just read my fascinating list! However, we did have plans to go out to dinner and the movies but Taylor, Delaney and I all have the flu so we stayed home and ate pizza.

I did have a Valentine's date though... yesterday Ian took me out to lunch! We had a very pleasant visit. He talked about his job, his cats, cooking... It was a very comfortable, adult conversation. I'm praying that we will have many more lunches like this in the future.

So that's all the news that's fit to tell tonight... I'm off to find some cough medicine.


Karen MEG said...

We're dealing with sickness in this household too.

A great meme, Gina. And I think it's lovely that Ian took you out on a lunch date. I have a feeling this will be the first of many.

Lots of Valentine hugs to your household, and may everyone feel better soon :).

Leeann said...

Hey, that is awesome about you and Ian. I've been wanting to ask you how things are going with him but with all the stress you are under with Bob, it didn't know when was a good time to ask.

Like Karen MEG said, I hope that is the first of many more lunches like that one.

Hope you all feel better!


Renee said...

Gina get better soon.

I loved this list, especially the preview of your life together. har har.

I have a niece named Taylor, is your Taylor a boy or girl.

I love your lunch date with your son, that is brilliant.


Bellezza said...

You two have been to Italy?! To FLorence?! That's so great! My husband and I went to the Cinque Terre (off the Amalfi Coast), but I can never get enough of Italy. I'm afraid if I went I'd never come home. Have a good week!

Nic said...

Hey Gina, I am happy to read that about Ian. I am also praying for many more lunch dates for you and him! Also, I had to laugh about Bob getting so much better at computers than you. Funny how some people are just naturally good at them isn't it? My laptop is currently at the laptop hospital and I am using Caiteys and she has all sorts of things going on with this computer. Weird screen savers etc. I have no idea how she figured out how to make them. I guess she is one of the ones good at computers.

Ginaagain said...

Hi everyone. We are still sick here. Boo hoo. Taylor is back to school today but Delaney and I are laying around the house whining. :-)

Karen - I hope you all are starting to feel better.

Leeann - I can never remember what I've told everyone. I'm sorry I haven't been so great with email updates lately. The job Ian got at Christmas only lasted a few weeks but he found a new one before he quit (that's a major improvement!) He seems happy and that's another major improvement. I'm praying that it lasts.

Renee, Taylor is my 13 yr old daughter. Lunch was my son's stroke of brilliance. I'm glad he invited me. It's amazing what neutral territory will do for communication.

Bellezza, I decided after a week in Italy that it was home. I'm waiting to go back!

Nic, Don't you know that kids are just better at everything than we are? Just ask them! LOL

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

I adore hearing about people's juicy, complicated and interesting lives. It's ironic that we never think our lives are as interesting as others do. I personally love it. Maybe I'm a bit voyeuristic. However, especially in this blogging environment, it is nice to read about the personal lives of blog friends. Makes you feel like you know them better. Thanks for sharing.

Hope everyone feels better soon.

Sarah said...

Hi Gina.... thnk you so much for posting on my blog!!! I love your comments!!! LOL - two different people - I am a Libra - have to have that balance!! What did you relate to -I am curious!!! I often see myself in other's posts!!!! Have a great weekend hon!!! Sarah

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

24 years! Wow.

My oldest daughter is living in the San Jose area now. I love it up there.

Anyway, I hope you feel better.

Queenly Things said...

I guess I just missed it before - that you and I are home girls, well 10 miles apart.
Your relationship sounds delightful and comfortable. Calm and consistent is a big plus in my book.

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Hi Gina,
I've posted a picture of your lovely necklace that I won on my blog to show everyone!!! Thanks again and be on the look out in your mail for a special litle something :-}

Have a great day,

Sarah said...

Hi hon - just popping by to say hi... and thank you so much for all of your lovely posts and input on my blog!!!! Hope your week is going well - hugs, Sarah

Renee said...

Gina I am just thinking of you and hoping that you are doing okay.


dkuroiwa said...

Just stopped over to see how things haven't posted in awhile and though I'm not worried, just hoping that all is good and groovy with you and yours!!
have a good one, sweetie!