I know better…

I try to do what I teach the kids:  “Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, not because someone is bribing you to do it.”  Except I have started to find some belief in Kharma.  And Kharma?  Kicked my ass yesterday.

See, I went bowling Wednesday night.  And I know, with my back problems I shouldn’t have, but I am so sick and tired of sitting at home while Noah goes out and has fun at bowling and I am just stuck at home.  And the specialist that I saw last week said that I could do whatever I could tolerate.  So I thought what the hell.  So I bowled.  And I sucked.  A lot.  But that’s OK.  I had fun.  Except I couldn’t help myself from trying to make our friend A feel guilty.  See A said she gave up smoking for Lent.  Except she said that she gets to cheat 4 days during Lent because of a technicality.  So she was cheating on Wednesday.  And I made her feel guilty.  Hard core.  I even went so far as to say “Everyone point and yell sinner”  At which point Noah made me apologize because that was just too mean.  And I knew it was mean but I couldn’t help myself.  Some days are just snark days and it doesn’t matter how hard I try, I can’t help but be a bitch. (and I can’t even blame it on my period, because I don’t have one anymore) Anyway…so yesterday Kharma decided to have some revenge on me.  I went home at lunch with a temp of 100.  And spent from 1:00 yesterday until 10:00 this morning in bed, asleep.  I woke up twice to eat but that’s it.  I had soooooo much to do last night and soooooo much to do today.  But instead I was stuck in bed while Noah cleaned the presentable parts of the house since we’re having guests over tonight.  So yeah.  Thanks Kharma.  Sorry A.

On another weird note, I dreamed I was pregnant.  *sigh*  Only two and a half years to wait…

Something a little more cheery?

So…since things aren’t improving a whole lot on the pain front, I copied this in an attempt for less “woe is me” and more “yay is me.”  (Thanks lady!)

What are your middle names?
Mine is Jo (after my mom and grandma) and Noah’s is Alexander (after his parent’s first dog 🙂 )

How long have you been together?
About 7 1/2 years

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We met at the bar when my friend V abandoned me.  Noah’s friends took me under their wing and I ended up going back to their house.  Noah made me a grilled cheese and then I let his friend walk me home.  Oops 🙂  But I couldn’t stop thinking about him so at another party a couple weeks later, I asked Noah’s roommate where he was and I made V walk me over there to make up for abandoning me!  I didn’t go home that night and we spent pretty much every night after that together.

Who asked whom out?
I guess that would be me.  Although he did cook for me.  That’s kind of the first move…But I think he asked me out on our first date.  We went out for breakfast for dinner at Perkins 🙂

How old are each of you?
I’m 25 and he’s 27.

Whose siblings do you see the most?
Well since I don’t have any siblings, that would be his.  But we don’t like his sister all that much so…we try to avoid her when we can.

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
His parents are definitely hardest on us.  They live extremely close which is a blessing and a curse.  We’re talking about moving about an hour away from them and his mom is blaming me for it.  They don’t take my family into consideration at all.  They are very self-centered.  They also are just now, 7 or so years later, starting to accept me.  So that’s frustrating.  Money is hard too but we’re working on it.

Did you go to the same school?
We went to the same college.  Go Witt!

Are you from the same home town?
No. Noah grew up in Upper Arlington (Columbus) where we live now and I grew up in Greenville, about 2 hours away.

Who is smarter?
Probably me.  No vanity, Noah will tell you it’s true.  Book smarts and that type of intelligence comes naturally for me, but Noah is probably smarter when it comes to “real life” type situations.

Who is the most sensitive?
Noah totally is.

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Our favorite Japanese restaurant.  The sushi chef is amazing!

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Texas.  It was our first vacation after our honeymoon.

Who has the craziest exes?
Well since Noah doesn’t have any exes, I guess that would have to be me.  But…I don’t have any crazy exes.  All of mine are nice 🙂

Who has the worst temper?
I don’t know…we both do.  It’s just different kinds of temper.  Noah is really quick to get angry and when he does, he slams things around and stomps etc.  I just yell.

Who does the cooking?
I think we split it.  If I’m home first, I cook and if Noah’s home first, he cooks.  I usually end up being the one to do the cooking because I’m usually home first. (Seriously, this one won’t stop being italic, what’s up with that?)

Who is the neat-freak?
Noah totally is.  I could care less most of the time.

Who is more stubborn?
Probably me.  I very rarely give in.  Noah on the other hand, he usually gives in to make me happy.  Although on things like paint color and such, he can definitely be stubborn.

Who hogs the bed?
Apparently I do.  But he hogs the sheet!  Do you know how uncomfortable it is to sleep without a sheet?  Or even worse, half of a sheet?

Who wakes up earlier?
Noah.  All the way.  I sleep in as much as I can.  I could sleep until at least 10 almost every day.  Noah on the other hand, gets up around 7 every day.

Where was your first date?
Noah took me for breakfast at Perkins.  Perkins is totally one of my favorite restaurants of all time.  It was a great first date.

Who is more jealous?
Neither of us is jealous I don’t think…I guess if I was worried it would be about him making a move.  Noah is totally clueless when it comes to someone flirting with him.

How long did it take to get serious?
Not very long.  We spent the night together the first night basically and we haven’t been apart since.  We got engaged only 5 months after we’d been dating and a year later we were married.

Who eats more?
Noah.  He eats his dinner and most of mine.  If I have any hope of having leftovers I practically have to stab him with my fork to keep him away from my food!

Who does the laundry?
I do.  Noah hates laundry.  But he vacuums and keeps the kitchen clean so…it’s a fair trade off.

Who’s better with the computer?
I think it depends on what you’re talking about.  I find things quicker and easier on the computer, but I think Noah knows a lot more about constructing and fixing computers.

Who drives when you are together?
I drive.  Noah isn’t a big fan of driving and when he drives he gets distracted and ends up going slow.  Which annoys me and the other drivers so….I tend to drive 🙂

If you do this survey, let me know.  I love to read about happy couples 🙂