Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Midweek Couples Meme

I'm borrowing this from Melissa, who borrowed it from Becky.

1. How long have you been together? 19 years.

2. Who pursued who? Hard to say. We were friends first, and our relationship just grew from there.

3. Do you wear any type of wedding/commitment ring? I wear a gold wedding band with my engagement ring--a matching band with a pear shaped diamond solitaire.

4. What was the hardest thing about learning to live together? It's hard to say. We've been together so long and Q is very easy to live with.

5. Who takes longer to get ready in the morning? I contest.

6. Do you usually eat breakfast together? Define "together". We eat breakfast in the same house...usually at the same time, but seldom together. I like to eat in the living room while Q either eats at the dining room table or at his desk.

7. Do you ever share clothes? Yes and no. Q doesn't borrow my clothes, but I will borrow his sweatshirts, sweatpants, etc. He used to have a raglan sleeved Diamondbacks jersey that I long ago claimed as mine.

8. Who does most of the cooking? contest.

9. Who usually takes out the trash? That's supposed to be the boys' job. But lately, we've been going halfsies.

10. If you have pets who usually does litter box or poop patrol? Again, that's supposed to be Luke's job. But lately, he's decided that his $5 per week allowance is hardly worth getting out of bed for. So, since Jango is my kitty, the litter box job has fallen to me.

11. Which one of you is more likely to answer the phone when it rings? Probably Q. Whenever he works at home, he forwards his office phone to the house phone. As for the off-hours, answering the phone is just a matter of who's closest when it rings.

12. Who’s in charge of the remote if you’re watching TV together? Almost always Q. Unless Desperate Housewives is on. During which time, he's not allowed to even LOOK at the remote.

13. Who usually drives when you go out together? Again...halfsies. Q will drive if we're going to a place that is familiar to him. But if we're running errands, he'll have me drive since I usually know in which order our stops will occur.

14. Which one of you takes care of spiders and bugs that get into the house? Whichever one finds them.

15. Facing the bed, who sleeps on which side? Me on the left; Q on the right...kind of like our political views.

16. Who usually checks the (postal) mailbox? Me

17. If something breaks or goes wrong in the house, which one of you is more likely to either fix it or call someone to fix it? Since I'm a graduate of the school of "throw away and buy new", Q either fixes it or calls someone who can.

18. Who is generally the neater of you? Q is. But then, he doesn't have dozens of unfinished projects scattered around the house. He doesn't collect anything, either.

19. Who handles the checkbook/pays the bills? Q does.

20. What was your last fight/disagreement about? Instead of asking nicely, Q INFORMED me that I HAVE to pick his meds up at the pharmacy. Being a redhead, I didn't take it well and blew everything out of proportion.

21. When you slow dance together, who leads? If the person who wrote this meme knew my husband, that question would not have been included.

22. What do you love the most about your other half? Many things. For one thing, Q is the best dad and husband ever. We also share most of the same values. But most of all, if I gain weight, break out in acne, and don't do my hair, he doesn't utter a word.


RainbowDishes said...

And here I was expecting "Fried Egg Room" pictures when I say you had a new post. But this was much better. How sickly sweet! (coming from a single guy!) :P

Ms. Val said...

Hi, Craig--
There's some insulin in the refrigerator if you need it. :-)

Becky said...

Insulin, hey, I never thought of that. I'll keep that little rejoinder in mind. LOL.

It is wonderful to be in a long term relationship. I don't know what I would do with out Mike right now. You and Q are great together!

Ms. Val said...

Becky, there's nothing like a major illness to bring a couple together. I'm sure you know that better than anyone.

I wouldn't recommend it for anybody.