Thursday, February 12, 2009

Rant

I sometimes wonder how the farmer and I were attracted to each other. We really are quite the opposites in many ways. I am a rusher, jump in and doer and he is a think about it and wait around for however long. We think opposite about all kinds of things like color. I mean color of paint for walls, furniture, you name it. So my point is when there is something that needs to be done if it isn't his idea it isn't right. Never mind that I am right...ha ha!

So what made me exasperated was an excel spreadsheet for our budget. He told me what he wanted to see on the spreadsheet, I wrote the formula and then he blasted it down one more time. So I gave it to him and told him to write it and he wrote the same thing only in a different order. I give up. GRRRR!

So I guess even with all the frustration I still wouldn't want to wake up each day and be married to myself. So opposites are good, right?

NOTE: Except for when he invites his brother and wife to Valentines dinner with us. I like them, but how romantic is that?

Rant over and out.

15 comments:

Jeannelle said...

Are we unconsciously attracted to someone with the traits we lack? Maybe that's it.....but, I don't know. Sometimes I think we're part of something much bigger...we end up with a certain person because the world simply needs us to be with that person. That probably doesn't make much sense, but I've been thinking of that lately.

Mental P Mama said...

I am married to my polar opposite. Sometimes it's good. Sometimes it's not. Isn't that profound? Tomorrow night? Just have a hefty martini...you'll feel all Valentine-y in no time.

Maria said...

My husband & I are as opposite can be as well, coming up on our 27 year anniversary in May so what can I say. We've kind of learned to play to our strengths which can make for good team work (when it works)I feel your frustration though

Twisted Fencepost said...

Amen!!!
I think it's the differences that attract us to eachother.
I wouldn't trade my Captain for any other.

Kristi said...

Ha Ha Ha - Valentines with the in-laws!!! That cracks me up!

Budgets - ew - that is the worst part of Dave Ramsey - starts the most arguments in our house! One cool thing we just found out about in our situation - we had done the dumb things of "whole" life insurance when we were first married. We recently went to term life and cancelled the "whole" life policy. But we got the savings that was in the policy! Now we will definitely be paying off our house this year!!! Wa Hoo for stupidity!

love ya!

noble pig said...

Yeah opposites work for and against but I sure wouldn't want someone to always agree with me so I guess it's for the better.

TSannie said...

Irritating more often than not, but I still wouldn't want to do without! I think.

Linda Reeder said...

I hope you're going OUT for dinner!

Relationship are tricky, since no one is ever as right as we, ourselves, are. If we didn't think so, we'd change our minds.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Good for the two of you working on budgets together. My hubby and I are too much alike I think. I get annoyed because he never seems to have any original helpful ideas to chip in with. They're just like mine...so it gets us nowhere fast. lol!

~Lisa

tipper said...

Everybody needs a good rant every now and then : )

Shauna said...

All I can say... I.feel.you.

shauna out.

CeeCee said...

Well, I'm late to this party---how did V-day dinner go? It probably ended up okay that your SIL was there, as the DH was in the doghouse. :)
My dh and I are polar opposites, just like you and your DH. In our first house, we never had any furniture in the dining room or formal living room for two reasons--1. We were broke. 2. We couldn't agree on any furniture. The second reason was the primary reason.

The W.O.W. factor said...

We are opposites too, in the reverse of you and your hubby. I'm only glad my hubby "knows" I'm always right! heehee! And he's color blind! I just tell him I painted something the color he wanted, when it really isn't..

Putz said...

at my valentines dinner were 3 active grand boys, my neighbors who are farmers, turkey farmers, their dog, my dog my son our daughter, her dog and my wife all in that order

Jill said...

Amen! I, too, married my opposite! The only thing that keeps me from strangling darling Wade is the fact that I know how much I'd miss him if he croaked! But I gotta say, he's awesome about letting me control the budget, yet HORRIBLE at sticking to it! He does his best moping and puppy dog eyes when he wants something. And the majority of the time, that "something" is food. Surprised? ;)