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10 Things I Love About My Husband

Dear beautiful readers!

It’s Friday again, although when everyone is home and each day looks the same, Fridays aren’t quite as exciting. Ah well. Maybe being happy about Friday will make us all a little more energetic. Social distancing is getting to us a little, I think.

This Sunday is The Husband’s birthday, and I can’t throw him a huge birthday party (just like I know he reallllyyyy wants) because, again, social distancing. So I’m making him a cake and whatever else he wants this weekend and if this chaos ever ends, we can have a birthday party later. But today, I wanted to take a break from… everything else… and just talk about him for a minute because he is just the greatest guy in the world. So I came up with 10 things that I love about my favorite human.

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  1.  He really is the best daddy. Not that I didn’t know it before, but seeing him with the Tiny Princess now makes me 100% sure I picked the right guy.
  2.  He works super hard to make sure we are all well taken care of. I know that it’s frustrating for him not to be able to work right now, but staying home right now is the right choice.
  3.  He never ever gets home from anywhere (or comes in from another room) and doesn’t immediately want a hug and a kiss. It’s sweet and just a little bit romantic.
  4.  This guy is not afraid to clean the house. Since I am the stay at home parent, I try to get everything done around the house, but a 6 month old is a handful to take care of and the housework is rarely caught up. The only thing he expects me to do is keep the Princess healthy and happy, the rest we can figure out together.
  5.  His creativity is really really cool. I love watching him work out a movie idea or collaborating on a project together because he’s so full of ideas and passion for the films he makes.
  6.  Just like it should be in every marriage, we support each other, and having his unwavering support means so very much to me, I can’t even describe it. He’s always pushing me to write more and keep up with this blog and go ride my horse. He encouraged me to go back to school and believes in me so much more than I could ever believe in myself.
  7.  Nobody knows how to make me laugh more than he does. It’s hard not to love someone who you can always have fun with, and he is so much fun to be with.
  8.  Even if he doesn’t always understand it, he’ll always back me up when it comes to my mental health – whether it’s a situation I don’t handle well, or just understanding my need to recharge, or whatever, I know he’s got my back for whatever I need.
  9.  He is so incredibly self-sacrificing. This one is tricky since he also annoys me to death by being this way, but when it comes right down to it, I wouldn’t change it. He just ends up making me feel like an incredibly selfish person, hahahaha…..
  10.  Being with him has taught me a lot about myself, about what I want in life, and who I want to be. It’s such an adventure to figure out where life is going to take us and I’m so glad he’s my partner in crime!

I love you, Juan! Never change – here’s to many, many more years together!


Love, light, and kindness,

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Change is Coming

Hi there, wonderful dreaming folks!

Just so you all know, I’ve started this blog post about four different times. Two of those times were entirely different topics. Let’s just say I’ve had a bit of writers block this week. So a ramble about the traffic jam inside my head was warranted, I think.

Anywho. I’ve been looking ahead a lot now that I’m two weeks away from leaving my full time job. It’s brought up a variety of different emotions, some that really surprised me.

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For the most part, I’m honestly really excited. Ever since I came back to work after maternity leave, I’ve found it really hard to leave the baby in the mornings. My mom is loving all the time with her, but it’s still hard for me to come home at night and have to learn about what new thing she did that day instead of getting to experience it firsthand.

I’m also feeling a little nervous because I’m giving up my own reliable income. I trust The Husband to provide and take care of us, but regardless, it feels a little like giving up a piece of my independence. And yet on the other hand, I’m so, so, SO happy for this opportunity because I’ll finally have the extra bit of freedom to figure out how to work for myself like I’ve been wanting to do.

Of course, it’s easy to think that I’ll have plenty of time to do whatever I want, that I’ll be able to keep the house as clean as I want to. All of that. And I know it’s not true because I’ll be keeping The Tiny Princess alive and parenting is tough, y’all. This new phase of life is going to come with its own set of challenges and I am so very aware of that fact.

But I’m still excited because I’ll actually have the time to pursue my horse hobby again. With the horses living on my parents land, I’ll be able to bring The Princess to see my mom for a couple hours while I ride. That will be fun too, of course.

Basically, I’m having a lot of emotions right now. The fact that I haven’t been sleeping that great doesn’t help because then I’m even more emotionally unstable. But I think we’ve gotten over this most recent sleep regression and things are evening out again. This is a big change for our little family, but it’s going to be a blessing too. I can feel it.


What big change are you starting this decade with?

Love, light, and kindness,

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Mindful Monday: Moving

Hello beautiful wonderful people!

It’s time for another one of our Mindful Monday posts – a roundup of things I’m currently into, some current goals, and some mini updates on my personal life.

Third trimester emotions are really hitting me hard at this point. Nothing is going wrong but I’m feeling a lot of stress, pressure, and I’m just no longer sleeping well. At ALL. I’m just tired all the time and it makes me cranky a lot more than I would like to be. So emotionally, I’m a little messy but regular life things are going well, so that’s good!

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Since Last Time…

Since the last Mindful Monday post we’ve officially moved into a new place! It’s an adorable duplex right on the edge of town and we’re really happy with it. We’re still doing the last bit of moving and cleaning and it has been absolutely exhausting. Not only can I not do much of anything to actually help right now, but the upper 90s and triple digit heat made it extra hard on The Husband and the other guys we had helping us move. It was a little rough, but to be fair, we had most of the stuff moved within two days, so it’s getting done! I’ll be able to turn in my apartment keys in the next day or two and then it’s all unpacking and settling in!

Our wedding anniversary was yesterday and I wrote a whole post about it. We were busy with moving and being worn out to really celebrate, but we had a good day anyways. I’m still falling more and more in love with my handsome man every single day!

August is getting close to being half over and I’m so confused. Like… where is the time running off to…? I don’t understand. I’m hitting 35 weeks of pregnancy this week and we’re basically scrambling to have everything ready for our princess to make her appearance.

As a bit of a present for The Husband, I decided to try my hand at script writing… I already write everything else, so why not take this up too and then we’ll be an even better team – I’ll write/manage projects and he’ll direct/edit them! How fun would that be?!

Coming Up Next…
  • Unpack everything.
  • Baby shower! All the baby things, actually.
  • Keep surviving the August heat.
  • Enjoy this last month before baby A gets here.
What I’m Reading…

I’m actually on the search for a few new books to read – the insomnia is real right now and I’m burning through books on my Kindle SO fast! I’ve been brainstorming a mystery idea for one of The Husband’s scripts so I’m kind of on a thriller/mystery kick right now.

My other favorites are historical romances… they tend to be fairly easy reads, which is great for the times when I wake up at 1am and just need to do something other than lay there for two hours.  And fantasy. I’ll never turn down a good fantasy novel. Although I’m starting to branch out into some science fiction as well. Hmm.

What I’m Thinking About…

What issue has been preoccupying my thoughts?

Having reached the last stages of pregnancy I’m overanalyzing every little thing. I’m questioning how I feel at any given moment to make sure everything is still A-Okay. Preoccupied would be a gentle way to put it, if I’m being honest!

What do I really want to buy right now?

I’m shopping for rugs at the moment. The new place has concrete flooring and we need a large area rug for the living room as well as some small ones for other places. So rug shopping it is!


Now it’s your turn! How are things going in your life?? Let me know!

Sending you love and kindness!

Katharine Marie

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One Year On

Hi there, lovely readers!

I’m making an exception today and writing about someone else – I try to protect the people in my life by using very few pictures or details about them.

But Sunday is my wedding anniversary and I can’t let it go by without saying at least a few things about this past year and my husband, who has turned out to be quite fantastic, if I’m allowed to brag just a little bit.

This time last year I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had so many fears and doubts and I was still absolutely terrified of the idea of a life-long commitment. As someone who has anxiety about so many things, it was easy to get caught up in the aspect of just how huge this promise was that I was making to someone else.

But even though I was (and still kind of am) a little phobic about commitment, it never occurred to me not to go through with marrying Juan. Everything I was scared of held absolutely no significance compared to how much I wanted him in my life. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was my person and he always would be.

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He’s quite handsome too. That helped a lot.

That day, a year ago, was the best day of my life. Over the last year I’ve become a lot less terrified, probably because once I went through with it, there was no longer any choice to be anxious about. I might worry that I’m messing things up or not fulfilling my side of the relationship, but I’m not worried about whether or not I made the right choice. I am still 100% certain about that fact.

Learning how to live and communicate with someone else has been a huge learning curve – and don’t think I’m anywhere near figuring it out. I had a roommate before we got married but that was entirely different of course. I didn’t have to think about how messy her side of the closet was or whether she was going to expect me to cook dinner when I got off work. Quite a different arrangement with a husband that you can’t exactly get away from!

Since I’m not a great communicator to begin with, it’s taken me a long while to learn how to handle some things. I avoid conflict like the plague normally, but when avoiding isn’t exactly an option? I might have had more than a few irrational moods and emotional meltdowns. Not great, I know.

I should probably actually check in with Juan on this point, but I would like to say that I’ve been able to relax and ease up a little bit and I don’t cause arguments quite as often as I did at one time. But I also know I still have a LOT to work on, don’t worry!

Those are more of the negative things though and really, this past year has been fabulous in so many ways. It still amazes me just how well we get along and are able to work together. Sometimes it seems like we’re the same person, but with just enough differences so that we don’t bore each other.

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Still sweeping me off my feet, every day!

I love to write, while he loves to create films, and we’re able to bounce story ideas off each other ridiculously well, which is awesome. I so enjoy being able to do that.

For whatever reason, despite the fact that he doesn’t really like horses, he still encourages me to enjoy that hobby as much as I can – or he will again once I’m no longer pregnant!

He’s always pushing me to be amazing and strong, and trust me, sometimes I want to knock him over the head for it because geez, just let me be pathetic and miserable for once, right? Seriously though, he is very good for me and I don’t think it’s bragging to say that I’ve become a slightly better version of myself over the last year because of him.

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No words, just permanent dance partners!

All of this is to say that I am incredibly happy to be married to this man and I wouldn’t trade a single day. He’s the best friend and partner I could have asked for. I can’t wait to see where life takes us.

I love you, Juan! Here’s to the rest of our lives!


Love and kindness,

Katharine Marie

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