One thing about marriage that is not so romantic is that you run out of things to talk about. Especially me, because I stay home all day, so it’s not like I have annoying co-workers or super important business lunches to discuss. There for awhile, my husband would come home and be all, “how were things in Blogland today?” and I’d get all irate like, “I can’t believe you are trivializing my work, seriously no one respects what I do, making treats and talking about them is IMPORTANT. How about I start asking you how things were in CONTRACTOR LAND, would that make you feel like a serious worker?”, so he stopped asking that.
Now he comes home and says, “how was work today?” and I’m like, “whatever, stop pretending I have a real job that is called A Work”.
So what ends up happening is, I talk about the same stories all the time, and then my husband gets frustrated because he’s already heard them infinity times but he tries to be patient and listen anyways. Then he finally butts in and says the ending and I tell the ending again anyways because I need closure.
Seriously. Conversation closure is a real and important thing.
Plus, I have tried to explain numerous times that certain things merit retelling, it’s just a rule of life that men don’t know about. I mean, life is full of so much boring stuff that it’s not fair to limit the big things to only one Talk About.
So. To make things easier on all of us, I have come up with this handy list showing how many times we are allowed to re-tell certain stories.
- Throwing up – 10 times
- Going to the hospital – 20 times
- Breaking a bone – 15 times but you also get the 20 times because you had to go to the hospital
- Childbirth – infinity times because that crap stinkin’ hurts
- That one time your husband made you mad – 12.5 times. The half time is where you kind of bring it up and do an evil eye, but don’t discuss it fully
- Your archnemisis – also infinity times And if you’re a woman who says she doesn’t have an archnemisis (someone who stole your boyfriend or always has better hair than you), then you’re really missing out. In a sick and twisted way, having an archnemisis is kind of awesome.
- Something BAD your kid did – 3 times because after awhile, it’s really annoying
- Something GOOD your kid did – 40 times if you get to take the credit, 4 times if your husband gets the credit
- A really great thing you bought on sale – every time you wear/use it.
- Knowing someone who turned out to be living a double life as a serial killer - every day, all the time, nonstop
- Making a really good dinner/dessert/any type of food – 8 times but you get an infinity of “wasn’t it good?s” and “did you love it?s”
Please feel free to print this, laminate it, and keep it in your pocket for reference.
Another thing I’ve been talking a lot about lately is Valentines Day. I’m all up in the pink hearts and chocolate-ness and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’m not sure my husband is so thrilled, but Valentines Day isn’t for boys anyways so whatevs.
This Chocolate Cherry Bark was inspired by the Chocolate Cherry Valentines Day M&Ms. It’s really quick and easy to throw together and would look super cute in little cello bags tied with a ribbon.
Cherry M&Ms. I bought mine at Target.
Assorted heart sprinkles and cherry candy flavoring. Be sure to use candy flavoring and NOT EXTRACT. Candy flavoring is oil based and will not make your chocolate seize up.
About 2 cups each of Pink Candy Melts and Dark Chocolate Candy Melts. Notice that my Dark Chocolate Candy Melts are a different size. That is because they are Chocomaker Wafers that are for candy making OR chocolate fountains. These wafers melt much more quickly and smoothly than regular candy melts and I use them often. I buy mine at Walmart or Hobby Lobby.
Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave according to package directions. Spread on a large baking sheet that is lined with wax paper. Place in the refrigerator to harden.
Melt pink candy melts according to package directions. Stir in about 1/4 teaspoon of cherry candy flavoring (or more to taste). Spread melted candy over the chocolate.
Immediately sprinkle with candy and sprinkles. Place pan back in the refrigerator until set, then break into pieces.
If cherry isn’t your thing, omit the cherry candy flavoring and use regular M&Ms instead. They have the plain ones in pretty Valentines Day colors too.
I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!!!