30 Minutes is All it Takes… (D161)

I hope you don’t mind, but this month I’m going to be writing about, focusing on, and probably posting more pics of my husband… it’s February, the month of love, and I’m starting The Husband Project (wanna join me?).

JUST 30 MINUTES
The first day’s project is to give him 30 minutes of time to himself when he gets home from work. So, since my husband works at home, I didn’t have to do it!

tasra365-donron Just kidding. I realize that even though we both work at home, that means there is even less time for my husband to decompress and go from super-fantastic video producer to dad and husband. He’s got about 30 seconds, the time it takes to walk upstairs from office to home, instead of 30 minutes.

DAY OF REST
Today was a bit different since we started using Monday as our day of rest instead of Sunday. It’s a bit unconventional, but I’m loving it! Anyway, instead of him needing time to decompress from work, I knew he really wanted to finish the movie he started watching earlier in the day (Hurt Locker). So when I heard our son asking Daddy to play, I called the little one into our room and kept him occupied for over an hour so Dad could finish the movie.

Since he was so focused on the movie, I’m not even sure my husband noticed or knew that I intentionally did that. But I know and as Kathi Lipp says in her book, that’s what matters. It’s about me intentionally making choices that celebrate and nurture him. Mission accomplished!

5 DAY HUSBAND PROJECT BLOGGER CHALLENGE
For my image today, I just grabbed a quick shot of a small section of a collage I created for our wedding. One thing I’d like to plan over the course of this project is helping him to return to some of the things that he loves most… including dancing!

If you’re up for taking the challenge with me, or even just seeing what some of the other projects are, you can read the 5 Day Husband Project Blogger Challenge. I’ve got a couple of Kathi’s books to give away throughout the project too, so hop on in and let’s celebrate the men who make our lives (and us) so much better than they would be without them!

P.S. If you’re wondering about the number of ways I love my husband, here’s a key…

  • 163 = number of emails we sent to each other before we met in person
  • 2741 = number of days we’d been married at the time I posted
  • 2 = number of kids we have
  • 5 = number of times we’ve moved since being married
  • 61 = number of love letters from him that I keep on my dresser

Manual: Page 39—ISO Sensitivity.

Images: Looked at images in a video online of amazing artists and creatives. Will share it with you tomorrow!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rauberphotoworks/ Pam Rauber

    Hi, I'm first time leaving a comment. Couldn't resist. Just last night, my Meetup photo group from Decatur went to the Hot Jam Swing Dance Club in Buckhead for their 5th Anniversary to shoot the event. (I said My Group, it was just one other person and myself who showed up.) The host, Nima Farsinejad is a member of our Meetup Group and offered us this opportunity. That said, we had a blast shooting. The dancers were so much fun not only enjoying themselves but just fun all around. http://www.hotjamswings.com/. Wish I could post pics. They turned out lousy. ISO 800, way too much noise. So tell your husband. They dance every Monday night. Dance lessons available.
    I'm enjoying your blog I have forwarded it to 187 members of our group. If you have a sudden influx of followers, you'll know why.

    • http://tasra365.com tasra

      Thank you Pam! I am so excited. I've wanted to take him out but didn't know where to go. Now we know! Yahoo!

      Would have loved to see images. Maybe you'll go next week and we could shoot some pics together!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rauberphotoworks/ Pam Rauber

    Hi, I'm first time leaving a comment. Couldn't resist. Just last night, my Meetup photo group from Decatur went to the Hot Jam Swing Dance Club in Buckhead for their 5th Anniversary to shoot the event. (I said My Group, it was just one other person and myself who showed up.) The host, Nima Farsinejad is a member of our Meetup Group and offered us this opportunity. That said, we had a blast shooting. The dancers were so much fun not only enjoying themselves but just fun all around. http://www.hotjamswings.com/. Wish I could post pics. They turned out lousy. ISO 800, way too much noise. So tell your husband. They dance every Monday night. Dance lessons available.
    I'm enjoying your blog I have forwarded it to 187 members of our group. If you have a sudden influx of followers, you'll know why.

  • http://tasra365.com tasra

    Thank you Pam! I am so excited. I've wanted to take him out but didn't know where to go. Now we know! Yahoo!

    Would have loved to see images. Maybe you'll go next week and we could shoot some pics together!