Monday, February 16, 2015

Keeping the Spark Alive

I managed to convince Tim to binge watch 4 episodes of Homeland with me over the course of Valentine's weekend, which was a win for sure. Not that there's anything romantic about Homeland, but I'm currently obsessed with and I want to get as far into it as possible before I leave for Armenia.

Another weekend treat was that Tim got an extra short haircut, which left him looking about 25 years old. I knew he was young looking when we met, but I never thought it would be much of a problem. Remember the time we were going to an R-rated movie (as married, pregnant, minivan driving homeowners) and he got carded? Sheesh. It's no secret that I've always looked a bit older than Tim, but I've held out hope that we would eventually fade at relatively the same pace.

Wrong.

With all of Tim's marathon running and juicing over the past several years, I've had a few alarming experiences where I've looked over at him and seen someone who looks a lot more like Adam Levine than the Danny DeVito-esque middle-aged husband I expected.

He just keeps getting hotter.

Not that most women would complain, it's just that I appear to be aging more like Bea Arthur than Cindy Crawford, and Tim's dashing looks and Benjamin Button-like aging process are making it hard for me to coast into my middle-aged glory days like I thought I would.

At least his lack of finesse in the romance department takes some of the pressure off. Last night we were watching something on TV with Margaret (not Homeland) when he slipped a little piece of paper into my hand with a smile. It was one of those little squares from our Valentine's Gratitude Box. I assumed it would be romantic and at least PG-13. I turned aside so Margaret wouldn't see what it said, but I could have saved myself the trouble. Instead of a love note, it was a folded up Chipotle receipt. I burst out laughing as Tim frantically patted down his pockets trying to locate the note he had intended to hand me.

I die. As my brother used to say to me when I did something especially goofy:

Smooth Move, Ex-Lax.

12 comments:

Sisters From Another Mister said...

YOU ...just lovely darling.
But what is it with men, that the whole going grey is distinguished and the rest of us feel extinguished?
Seriously Mother Nature!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh! I hear you! I ran into a Cindy Crawford pic today on fb though and even she has issues without the airbrush. I felt better! I would look older than my hubby if it weren't for the lack of hair on top! Just remember "Man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart." (1 Sam 6:7) Of course, we're stuck down here with men so sometimes that verse doesn't help. Lol! You are beautiful on the inside and outside! Love you! Karen

tenthousandplaces.org said...

That's really funny, Anna, especially the Chipotle receipt. :)

Gigi said...

Ha! I love this; especially since it seems like something that would happen in this household.

Nikki Frank-Hamilton said...

Ha! I feel you! My hubby is 5 years younger and looks it! I need a vat of anti-aging cream to bathe in daily! Lol

Anonymous said...

Although 10 years older than me, my husband gets better looking every year! I however, look like I have aged about 10 years during the 7 years that we have been married.... I think it is the total lack of sleep that comes with caring for little people! They are completely worth every wrinkle though <3 -Elizabeth V.

Alison said...

Aw. You guys are adorable. :)

Susie - Recovering Church Lady said...

Haha! LOVED this post so much! You guys are both adorable! We visited a new church this sunday and the pastor clapped Hubs on the back as the pastor entered during worship saying, "YOU have got to be the coolest looking dude in this building!" Poor Hubs was left speechless as the pastor kept moving to the front of the room. Ha!

My Inner Chick said...

Adam Levine?! you lucky B*tch!! haa

Denise said...

You cracked me up with the Chipotle receipt! And just for the record, you're gorgeous and have nothing to worry about!

Lisa Ancona-Roach said...

Love this. I just had a friend tell me the other day that I should definitely keep coloring my hair--because my husband is so good looking. And...uh...he's very gray already. I'd hate to think my worth is in my hair color!

Allison Hendrix said...

One more reason I love you. I am completely obsessed with Homeland and binged watched this weekend because I wanted to be current before leaving for Guatemala next week. Also love that you think your hubby is hot!