Marty & Carin – Thank you for sharing with us the fact that even champions have their weaknesses! Sharing this shows us it really is not about perfection but progress. You both are amazing leaders. Thank you somehow just doesn’t seem like enough to express my gratitude.
Elliot – I am wishing you lots of positive energy this week. You have had an amazing journey so far – keep up the great work!
Paul – LOL! Arizona has great weather atm as well! Just wish I could get out in it more!
Lisa & Carin – Glad you made it to the doctor! Soon you will both be up and running.
Roses – Thanks for sharing this quote: "a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch, and a pauper for dinner" – I have not heard it before. It makes a lot of sense and will help my family out a lot. The kids love the medieval ages!
Clarke – Welcome home! I am so glad that you and your family are healing together.
Lisa – How did the hearing go?
Carin – The spouse challenge doesn’t have to quit just because the weekend is over. Keep trying to squeeze in some extras for your guy – it will be worth it!!
Stuart – thanks for staying strong and for all your support!
Annalisa – I am always so proud of what you accomplish! Can’t wait to hit those 9s and 10s with you! Food wise… I cheated today! I couldn’t help it. The fruit in the fridge was calling my name. It begged to be eaten! And yes… I am paying for it. I have not hurt this much in awhile!
THE SPOUSE CHALLENGE: Using my hubby’s love language as a guide, I tried to come up with some ideas on what I could do this weekend to make him feel more loved. I have decided to try and do something at least a few times a week. Either a text message that says I love you or do something special just for him. I thought all weekend long and couldn’t come up with anything plus he was home so kind of hard to surprise him. So I planned to do something on Monday.
After much thought, I decided the best thing to do would be to tackle our bedroom. This is the most neglected room in the house. I designed it to have the feel of a luxury hotel suite. An escape for the two of us to relax but it has been a catch all zone. Piles of clean laundry, dirty laundry, and mail. No clue when the sheets were lasted washed – the bed is never made as I am usually in it. A coat of dust an inch thick everywhere. Dishes on tables…. Something fuzzy on the floor. Since I am still not the well me yet something that would have taken me an hour tops took me six hours to complete. But I did it. I cleaned the entire room (not the bathroom though) and put away the laundry. It was perfect when he got home. He was shocked. He was afraid to go to bed last night as he didn’t want to mess it up so when he was in the shower I did it. That made him kinda sad so I fixed it when we woke up this morning and remade the bed. He asked if he could touch the white comforter – I told him not to get too carried away! ß
That is an inside joke. I purchased a decorative cover and he is not allowed to sleep with it as it is silk. So he always laughs at me and playfully complains that we own a $200 blanket that he can use.
Later that night, I was using my iphone, dropped it on the tile floor, and shattered it. With all the stress lately, it would have caused an argument. Instead, he hugged me and said “that is one way to get an iphone4.”
Blog about love language & link to self-assessment: http://www.transformation.com/McKenna2/blog/Book-Reviews/The-Five-Love-Languages/137516
Blog about Spouse Challenge: http://www.transformation.com/McKenna2/blog/Additional-Challenges/The-Spouse-Challenge/137519
I had so much fun with the Spouse Challenge and re-connecting with my husband that I decided to do a children challenge this week. Here is the first of three: http://www.transformation.com/McKenna2/blog/Additional-Challenges/The-Children-Challenge/137777