Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Husband

I talk a lot about my husband Nick in my blog, so I thought I’d take my H post as an opportunity to introduce the other half of Sweet Tea Reads (even if he was raised by Yankees and doesn’t love sweet tea).

Nick is a volunteer firefighter (which has some definite perks), and works in another branch of emergency services.  He’s left-handed, soft spoken, and can’t stand for his food to touch.  He reads almost exclusively non-fiction; the really brainy stuff like higher math theories and science. 


Nick and I met on E-Harmony, had a few very long phone conversations, then a first date that lasted about five hours, and were married a little over a year later.  He says he wanted to propose on our first date (his grandfather proposed to his grandmother on their first date), but didn’t because he thought it might scare me off.  I’m very glad he proposed, but very glad he waited a little longer.  We just celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary on September 28th

Nick has a habit of getting distracted and losing track of time, so I actually thought he had left me on our first date.  No.  He just got into a long conversation with someone installing paper towel holders in the restroom and totally lost track of time.  I was getting ready to ask for the bill and leave when he finally came out.  That sums up a lot about our personalities; he’s much more personable and patient than I am.  He’s also a much friendlier person.  I tend to lose patience quickly and move on.

Somehow, though, we seem to be very well matched.  I suppose we bring a balance to each other.  He’s the voice of reason when I want to adopt every cat I find.  I keep us on enough of a schedule to fulfill our obligations.  We just work together.

So there you have my husband, Nick, the other half (another H!) of Sweet Tea Reads for a little glimpse of the man in the posts. 

32 comments:

  1. What a sweet post. Your husband seems like a sweetheart.
    Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. Sorry it took me a day or two to get back to ya!


    Jen,
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    1. Thanks! He really is. :-) Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. How neat that you met on E Harmony...that is so very....social media romantic. Congrats to you both...you are a 'Match' and compliment each other very well. Many more anniversaries to you and a happy life. 'Husband'...a good Letter 'H' topic...mine is known on my blog by an 'H' word....'HiHoney'..and of course there is a story behind that, too...lol.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. Thank you! HiHoney is cute! I like that one.

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  3. I think my husband could get lost in a conversation with a paper-towel rack installer too. Nick sounds like a good catch, so hang on!
    Visiting from A to Z ~
    Wendy at Jollett Etc.

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  4. haha, I understand the temptation to adopt every cat that needs adopting - but I also understand my limitations in terms of how many cats I can actually feed, and how many vet bills I can actually afford. :P

    So I just foster instead. :D

    Your hubby sounds like a great match for you!

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    1. I'm still working on understanding my limitations. :-)

      He really is!

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  5. This is sweet. :) It's wonderful that you two complement each other, those are the best kinds of relationships.
    You can't get him to drink sweet tea? Not even a little? *sigh* Yankees are strange creatures, indeed.

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    1. Thanks. He'll drink sweet tea if it's all that's available, but he NEVER chooses it over something else. He also insists that he's not really part Yankee because he was born in NC. He was, however, raised by NJ Yankees. :-)

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  6. Lovely introduction...and so lovely of you to write it up. Beautiful :-)
    Bonjour from France and http://detoutcoeurlimousin.moonfruit.com/

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  7. Sounds like a great guy. And the best relationships are the ones that compliment each other. :)

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  8. :) I love a happy story like this! My husband and I also had a 4-hour first date. We were engaged inside of four months and have been married almost 13 years now. When you know, you know.

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    1. Exactly! When you know, you know. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary.

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  9. Hi Danielle .. well this is great - I get two for one - how wonderful ... and everyone is right, but none more than you - you've definitely found a laster there .. Nick sounds just lovely .. many happy years ahead ..

    Cheers to you both - Hilary

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  10. Aww what a sweet tribute to the man you married :) I almost feel like I know him now, which is more than I can say for most times I read about other people like this. Well done, and congratulations on five years of marriage!

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  11. Aws *waves* to the other half...even if he doesn't like sweet tea. smh. That's just wrong Nick! lol

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  12. Lovely! I met my husband on a site as well and we clicked via words. We've been married for 7 years and together for 9 1/2. He sounds wonderful :)

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  13. It's nice to meet you both! Your smart, cute, and left handed husband sounds like a real sweetheart. :)

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  14. What a terrific introduction! Thank you for sharing about Doug with all of us -- he sounds like a great guy. Happy belated anniversary!

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  15. So cute to read about Nick! I'm glad you featured him for the letter H. You guys make a great looking couple. I love how you met on EHarmony too; I heard a lot of relationships that have and all have been successful!

    betty

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  16. It was lovely to meet your husband...

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  17. Sounds like a great guy. It must be something about us left-handed Yankees. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog, btw.

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  18. Hey Danielle! I'm popping in from the a-z. You're the first blog I've come across on the list that I'm already following. :-) Nice to read about the hubs.

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  19. I love it that you met on E-Harmony. I'm going to tell one of my friends. Maybe I can get her to join now.
    Also, like your husband, I have a daughter who can't stand to have one boot touch another on her plate. :-)
    I tried joining your blog once before and I was having computer problems, but it worked today. Glad I came back – love your posts!
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  20. Love to hear people's stories! :)

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