Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday

Love Sweet Love Edition

The best thing that my husband and I ever did was reading the book "Please Understand Me" by David Keirsey. My hubby and I read this at a pivotal point in our early marriage. We took the tests and figured out that we were opposites, and PERFECT for each other, despite what we thought at the time. I realized it was okay for him to be so loud and want to talk to everybody, and he learned that it was okay for me to be introverted and to want to be alone at times. Plus we learned many other things about ourselves and each other. I believe this book could save marriages! We have been married for 22 1/2 years now!

To make Valentines special for my son (who doesn't want to wait in line at a restaurant) so asked if he could just bring his girlfriend home and if I could cook them dinner. Pretty good for 15 huh! I will light the candles, set the table, cook the food, show them to their table, give them a menu and serve the things they order. Then I will make myself scarce but only far enough that there is no hanky panky. HAHA

I am going to try to make as much food in heart shapes as I can for hubby daughter and son. And of course the usual small gifts and candy. I will have to have a table set in Valentine colors for my daughter because she loves that kinda thing. My daughter's boyfriend is planning something special and wants to talk to me about it. Not sure yet what it is.

For more great Valentines Day idea's head over to WFMW at Rocks in my Dryer

14 comments:

An Ordinary Mom said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned!

Nikki said...

Great tip on the book! And also, I agree, it sounds like you have a wonderful day planned. My little sister (who is five years younger than me) would host my dates when I was a teen at Rachel's Restaurant and serve us for special occasions like Valentine's Day with the cooking help of my mom.
All OUT Valentine's Day

Sean Carter said...

Hey sounds like you got a great Valentines Day planned....it's really a wonderful feelings when you have all your loved ones around you...and it's always great to celebrate such special days surrounded by your loved ones...well hey for some ideas and simply to share the spirit of Valentines Day do drop by my blog sometime and enjoy all that i've posted there!!!

Tammy L said...

Thanks for the book recommendation! I will check our library for that one. :)

Larae said...

Great tip for the book! I'll have to look for it. I like the idea of what you're doing for your son & his girlfriend, aww I wish I had a mom like you haha ;) Have a great Valentine's Day! =)

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a great idea--cooking (and watching) your son and gf. I posted some heart shaped food ideas on my site today.

MC Milker said...

That book sounds great- I'll have to get it.

Laurel Wreath said...

Great book suggestion, and I like the idea you do for your son. I will have to remember that since I have one that turns a teenager this year.

Qtpies7 said...

Ohh, another great sounding book! I'll have to look for that one in our library. I'm recommending a marraige saving book, too.

Qtpies7 said...

Pam, I made 3 colors of hearts, one for each category. I put things about how I love his big hands on my bare back because it makes me feel protected. I appreciated his working at a job he hates to support us, instead of us struggling along so he can enjoy his work. I gave him back rubs, hand rubs, computer time at a game I HATE without complaint, how I love that he does the icky things for me like plunging the toilette, etc. I cleaned out his drawers a month ago and found some of the hearts, still!
In the past I have left notes in his suitcase for him to find, like 10 things I love about you, and 10 things I respect about you. I put them in pants pockets and shaving kits, so he'd get them at different times on his mission trip.
That book really is incredible. And the conferences are great, but if you get the book, the conference isn't necessary. Check out his web page, there are great clips there of his conferences.

Barbara H. said...

I've never heard of that book -- sounds good! And I love all the special little touches you put on the day.

Proverbs31 said...

You're such a great mom! Planning special stuff for your kids and their dates! (tho the 'something special' would make me worry!)
I like the idea of making all the heart-shaped food. That's great!

Honey said...

How sweet for your son and his girlfriend! Maybe they can help make a date special for you & your husband too.
That book sounds really good! We had to read something similar before we got married (my husband and I are opposites on personality tests but melding well together). :)

Amy said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. I'm always on the look out for good relationship books.