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.