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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I will NOT nag. I will NOT nag.

I like being able to do things myself.
I like to begin a project and see it to completion.
I don't like it when my project is dependent upon someone else for part of it.

I need to make some changes to Mom's room while she is visiting my sister.  Time is a BIG factor.  But, before I can do my part, Mister needs to do some major "lifting & heaving".  He works hard; he's tired at the end of the day.  I know that.  I understand that.  When I have some major things I need done, I find that he responds better to a "Honey-Do" list, rather than to my nagging.  Soooo, 5 days ago . . .

I posted the list in the kitchen.


I also put the same list on his bathroom mirror.

I.will.not.nag.
I.will.not.nag.
I.will.not.nag.

Today is our anniversary, 44 years!
(Yay for us!)
This has worked for 44 years.
Hope the list still holds it's magic!

17 comments:

Mari said...

Happy Anniversary! 44 years is great!

Deanna said...

Happy anniversary! I've quit nagging. And that's why I'll be cleaning out everything under the kitchen sink today. The leaking faucet handle was apparently also leaking *under* the sink. ;) Oh, well. We are coming up on our 32nd anniversary and happier than we've ever been. I think I may adopt your list idea, though.

Jeanie said...

Happy anniversary! If you have made it for 44 years I think that whatever you are doing is working pretty well. Good luck with the project.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Congratulations! Keep doing what you have been, apparently it works!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I hope it works, too. MyHero is not very handy at all and abhors lists. If you've made it this long you've done good! xo Diana

Tammy said...

Congratulations on 44 years, that is awesome!! I perhaps a secondary note saying that time is of the essence and a special reward for him if he'll do it soon. A special treat to bake for him or a special dinner out, and a big kiss cuz you don't want to nag and tell him that. Happy Anniversary!!

Say What? said...

Happy Anniversary.

nancygrayce said...

Congratulations on 44 years together!!!!! Hope he gets to that list!!

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Good luck with that no nagging!!! How's that WORKING for you? ;)

Nonnie said...

After 44 years, I would say you know best what works for you. Happy anniversary and congratulations on a long and happy marriage. Hope you have a fun celebration AND get the project done.

marejohn said...

OH! CONGRATULATIONS!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and many many more!
(good luck with the list AND the time constraints.)

Rick Watson said...

I'm the same way with projects. I get antsy when someone holds me up.
Congrats on the anniversary. Jilda and I've been married 39 (as of May 5).
Rick

Joanna Jenkins said...

Happy 44th Anniversary-- That's big!

And I will now use your technique and hope it works in my house. LOVE the list idea.

Fingers crossed it works for both of us.

jj

yaya said...

Happy Anniversary...the list is a good idea. He knows exactly what you want done, written in plain English, and he can't say he didn't know you wanted that done...stick with what works and after 44yrs you guys have it together!

karen said...

Congratulations on 44 years! It's wonderful to have a handy man around, isn't it? Good luck with your To Do List!

SouthLakesMom said...

So I'm a day late -- did he respond to the list?

Congratulations on 44 years. After reading the comments, it's so comforting to know that my "abhors lists" husband isn't unique. And that other women have the consequences to deal with as well (leak under sink)...Sigh

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Anniversary to you - that is wonderful! Hope the note works. sandie

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