In honor of Valentine’s Day, today is the Love, Sweet Love Edition of Works-For-Me Wednesday. Have a romantic tip to share with Bloggityville? This is your chance! Ideas could include a way to woo your sweetie, a helpful piece of relationship advice, etc. (Just keep it PG-rated if you’re going to link back here. Ahem.)
My Hubs loves order more than anyone I’ve ever known. I’m sure if you charted his brain waves, they would be perfectly symmetrical, evenly-spaced and color-coded. My brain waves, on the other hand, would be banging into each other, starting projects they couldn’t finish, and spending too much on purses.
Years ago, on a whim, when he was particularly busy at work and didn’t have the time to "order" his life the way he wanted, I organized his closet. I threw out all the extra plastic bags from the cleaners, packaged up the old hangers for recycling, sorted his dress shirts by color, evenly spaced the hangers…you get the idea. It was quite a challenge for this right-brain girl.
That night, when he came home and saw his spic-and-span closet, he grinned like an eight-year-old boy. Not only was he tickled at his shiny new closet, he was deeply touched that his messy wife (whose own closet looks like an explosion at TJMaxx) would think of something so out-of-character.
To this day, when life gets a little stressful for him, I organize his closet within an inch of its life. I don’t like doing it, but I know that this simple little thing makes him feel more loved than anything else I do.
Okay, almost anything else.
For more straight talk, visit any of the links below. Be sure you don’t miss Carol’s excellent post!