Friday, January 21, 2011

Significant Other Blogfest


I'm sorry this is late, guys. I've been on a blogging break and this completely snuck up on me this morning. Anyway, hubs is having knee surgery today and so he's taking the day off work and was at home to answer my questions. So we're a little bit late, but here goes...


What food or drink is guaranteed to return me to a good mood, even after a bad day of writing?
A glass of red wine. (No, I'm not a lush, I swear!)


What one thing would you change about my writing habits?
The early-early morning writing sessions. (Apparently I wake him up some mornings when I get up to write at three a.m. However, I slept in until seven-thirty today, and he didn't like that either because he wondered what was wrong. Hmphhh.)


How hard is it to sit by and watch me struggle to attain a dream, knowing there's very little you can do to help?
It's very difficult because there's so little I can do about it. I know you love what you do, but I wish you would be given the opportunity to achieve your ultimate dream: getting published. (Even though he thinks he can't help much, he really does. First and foremost, he supports my being a stay-at-home mom, which in itself is a lot of work, but also affords me a lot of writing time I wouldn't otherwise have. He also reads and honestly critiques any of my work that I ask him to, which is a tremendous help and so appreciated!)


Do you ever wish I'd just give up and do something else?
Not unless you found something else to do that you liked as much. (Thanks, honey!)

So there you have it. Sorry so short, I apologize for letting this sneak up on me like I did! Hubs even said he would have written his own post had I given him time to work on it. Guess that goes to show you we can't assume what other people would or would not do!

Have a great Friday everyone!

I'm so sorry, I forgot to add: Thanks for DL Hammons and Talli Roland for sponsoring this blogfest. Please click here to read the other entries.

51 comments:

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

He reads and critiques your work? That's awesome! Best wishes for that knee surgery. Have a great weekend, Susan!

Catherine A. Winn said...

First, love the picture of the two of you. Second, hope his knee surgery is successful and not painful AND he's up and around better than normal very soon. Third, what a supportive husband--how blessed you are! I know he feels the same about you :)

Lola Sharp said...

Aww, that is sweet. I hope his knee recovers quickly.

My husband reads and edits my writing too. He is my first reader and he's excellent. We are blessed to have good men. :)

Have a lovely weekend,
Lola

Old Kitty said...

Oh what a dreamboat!!!!! He's lovely!! Awwwww!!!!

I hope he gets better soon so he'd get your more wine! :-) Take care
x

Myne Whitman said...

Awww, I've seen so many awesomely supportive husbands, I swear my heart is busting! Thank God for such sweet SO's. I hope yours get over his knee surgery soon.

salarsenッ said...

Wine is great!! Best of luck with the hubs surgery. It' great you still participated. Let us know how he does.

DL Hammons said...

Awwww....what a cute couple you make! I had my knee "scoped" this summer, so I can relate to his situation. It's great that he helps critique your work, that really comes in handy.

I'm also thinking that maybe I need to start drinking more wine! :)

Thank you so much for joining in the fun today!

paulakiger said...

Hope Scott's surgery goes smoothly!! He was very sweet to contribute, and it speaks volumes that he has helped you be a stay at home mom!

I saw a sign at yoga the other day for a "couple's yoga class" where the man and woman (or whatever combo) do yoga and then some kind of touchy/feely "connection" exercises. Do you think I should sign Wayne and me up? (hearty laugh here that only you will understand since he is your cousin!!!!!!).

Emy Shin said...

Aw, he's totally sweet and amazing. You guys look great together! And I hope that Scott's surgery goes well.

Jessica Bell said...

That's amazing that he critiques your work! I hope he has a speedy recovery! :o)

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss susan! sorry hes gotta get a surgery and i hope it goes ok and he gets better real quick. im just happy you got someone thats there for you and could even be a help on your writing. he sounds just real cool.
...hugs from lenny

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like his answers - brief and to the point.

The Good Wifehold said...

Lucky all round, I'd say! A man that also gives you time to write!? That is special. TGW

Angela Felsted said...

Oh, how sweet!

LReneeS said...

Awww Susan your husband sounds like a wonderful man. I was literally saying "awwwww" with each response:P

Always,
Lindsey

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Lovely post. Thanks for sharing and all the best.

The Golden Eagle said...

How sweet! Great Significant Other post. :)

Brian said...

We send all our best purrs for a successful hubby surgery fur sure!!!

Summer Ross said...

Aww he sounds very sweet, I hope he gets lots of relaxation time for his surgery. great post!

Lydia K said...

So sweet and supportive! Great pict, btw, you both look lovely!

DEZMOND said...

ah, you are such a cute cute couple!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Support is doing a lot!

Elle Strauss said...

Better late than never! Red wine seems to be a theme for writers if you can go by this fest!

Ellie said...

Bless, Mr. Fields sounds lovely. And he reads and critiques your work!

Hope his op went well.

My significant other

Nicole Zoltack said...

He not only reads your work, he helps critique it? Wow, that's amazing! :) He's definitely a keeper.

Kelly said...

What a fun blogfest and what a cute picture of you two!
Glad to learn a little more about you from someone else's view!

Tess said...

adorable picture...and great answers. he's a keeper.

Vicki Rocho said...

Love the photo. I don't know if I have one of hubbers and I together...not recently anyhow.

Oooooh, staying at home sounds like such a dream! Jealous.

Becky Taylor said...

What a wonderful, lovely post! It's so great to see his perspective.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm an early morning writer, too.

I hope your husband's knee surgery is successful.

Great post. Have a great weekend.

Marcia said...

What a sweet picture. He looks like a very nice guy. :)

Sangu said...

Best wishes for the surgery! This might be short, but it says so much, it's awesome!

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm glad you've got such a supportive guy. It's good to see you're back for a post.

Stephen Tremp said...

Its always great to get to know bloggers better, especially though their better half's eyes. I can relate to the early hours of writing, then sleeping in. Just comes woth the territory. Our significant others may not unerstand, but it just is what it is and we writers simply go with it. Great post.

Stephen Tremp said...

Oh, great pic of you too!

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Lovely. Just lovely!

Your husband reminds me of someone I know. If you know what I mean? :)

Jai Joshi said...

What a beautiful couple you are! You're husband must love you so much to be so supportive and and caring. I'm happy for you!

Jai

Elena Solodow said...

Hope the surgery went well. Glad he could participate.

Lisa Gail Green said...

I hadn't seen this blogfest before! I really like it. You have a wonderful and supportive husband. Mine is supportive too, but will not read what I write. Oh well.

Anita said...

What a great idea! I hope the knee surgery went well.

Lynn said...

What a sweet picture! And he sounds very supportive (and is your ideal reader-bonus!).

Carolyn V. said...

Aw! You guys are so cute!

You wake up at 3am? Really? That is so so early!!! How do you do it?

Hema P. said...

How sweet, Susan! It does help to know that you have the support of the home base when you're pursuing a dream, doesn't it? :-)

Talli Roland said...

Aw! Lovely photo! Hope his knee is feeling better now, and that he's recovering well.

Thanks for taking part in the blogfest! :)

Dawn Simon said...

So sweet! What a great photo!

Thank goodness for supportive spouses! He sounds wonderful, and you guys are cute together. My husband is right there for me, too, and it makes all the difference in the world--on good days and bad ones.

I hope your husband's knee feels better soon. :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Awww, what a lovely interview! Scott is a sweetie....I hope he recovers from his surgery soon.

Clara said...

You have a pretty great husband my friend :) Hope he recovers soon!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Awww...that is really sweet. Hope his knee surgery went well. :)

Patti Lacy said...

Thanks for sharing a remarkable, modern-day love story!!!
It feels good to "connect" with you again.
Blessings,
Patti

Niki said...

Gorgeous photo! Your man is quite handsome :o)

Jackee said...

So sweet! Just the kind of guy I could see you being married to. Thanks for sharing, Scott and Susand!

Hugs!