Carrie Leigh (carrie_leigh) wrote,
Carrie Leigh
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Adventures in Marriage

There are things Nolan does that drive me nuts. Three things, to be exact. I don't liked to be yelled at from all the way across the house, I don't like it when he leaves his stuff in a heap on the bar when he comes home from work, and I don't like it when he tickles or jumps out of the corners to scare me. But so, so, SO many things I do annoy the hell out of him. Too many to be enumerated here. Honestly? It's because he cares about everything. And that's a good quality, sometimes. But it does tend to wear on one a bit. Also, I don't care enough about things. It's one of the reasons we work so well together.

For instance, one of the myriad of things I do that annoys the crap out of my handsome husband is leaving cabinet doors open. (Sound familiar, anyone?) I also have a penchant for not turning off lights when I leave a room. This isn't so awful, right? But in our master bathroom, we have what I call a water closet. It's a little room that has the toilet and the cabinet and not much else; because although we've been married nearly twelve years, going to the bathroom in front of one another is just not something we do. You've simply GOT to leave a little bit to the imagination. Have a hint of mystery and all that.

In any case, this water closet? I leave the light on in there sometimes (all the time), and then when we get ready to go to bed, there's a light bleeding from underneath the door and guess whose side of the bed is closer? His. So he's been harping on me to turn off the light.

Now I know it isn't right, but sometimes I do things just to hack him off. The little stuff? The stuff that's really NOT a big deal? Yeah, in retribution for the tickling or the scaring, I might do that.

And I'll lie like a rug if you ask me to my face. "Why, no!" I'd say, aghast at the thought. "I'd never!

*snort*

But sometimes, most times, I just forget. If it's not important enough to cause me pain, I generally can't be fussed. It's a character flaw, I know.

About two weeks ago, I walk in the WC, close the door behind me and was faced with this:

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It IMMEDIATEY rankled me. First of all, it's in all caps. Like he's yelling at me. And he started out with a black sharpie that needed to be thrown away and then had to switch to a brown one and just didn't care how it looked, and then the fact that OFF is double underlined. None of it's punctuated. It's not even a complete sentence.

But what REALLY pisses me off? It fricking works. I've turned that stupid light off every time I've left the room.

*sigh*

You won this battle, Nolan Kyle. But the war isn't over.
Tags: adventures in marriage, nolan
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