Last week one of my blogger friends, Paula, published a post called To Bean or Not to Bean in which she explained that she and her husband discovered that after 5 1/2 years of eating chili without beans because each thought the other one didn't like beans in their chili, they both like beans in their chili. After reading her post, I thought about how well Hubby and I know each other. I commented to her that although we have known each other since the 7th grade, we are still learning things about each other and that keeps things fresh. I must confess though, that I felt pretty confident that I had Hubby's food likes and dislikes down to a science. I have been aware for quite some time that Hubby does not like pickles. He orders burgers with everything minus pickles, he doesn't eat relish, he does not like pickles. This afternoon we came home from church and made sub sandwiches for lunch. Princess got out the jar of pickles and asked me to put some on her sandwich. There were only a few left so I used the rest of them and left the jar full of pickle juice on the counter. As I finished making the sandwiches, Hubby walked in and picked up the jar of pickle juice. He said, "Are you done with this?" To which I said, "Yes, if you want to pour out the juice and recycle the jar you can." He then did something so shocking, I still can't believe it. He took a big drink of that pickle juice out of the jar! When I could find my words, I said, "But you don't like pickles! Why would you just do that?!" Hubby says, "I know, but I like the pickle juice." What?!! I have known this man for 23 years and we've been married for almost 9. How did I not know this? Did aliens take over his body?
See this picture of Hubby and me? This was taken only 2 weeks after the wedding...our first Easter. Look at how young and in love we were! I married a real stud! A stud who apparently likes to drink pickle juice even though he does not like pickles.
Well, I guess I can truly say that after all of this time, we are still keeping each other on our toes. We're still learning new things about the other one and that is a plus. I don't want there to be a day that things are so predictable that we become stale. So here's to learning new things about each other and loving every moment we spend together! Even if it's just about pickles.