why i married him.

(excerpted from a real, unedited email communication with my husband. while i would believe the third to last line would have been snarky and sarcastic from most anyone else, somehow i believe he was being serious. incomprehensible.)
From: "me"
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:19 PM
To: "husband"
Subject: pms is the spawn of the devil
Importance: High

i am feeling that a ‘mental health’ day should be taken in honor of your birthday “week”.

what if we go to raul’s for dinner and talk about how to make our five days off into a better “vacation” and/or make plans to complete a house project also and/or i should probably go to the library to get art directors names and addresses from books/magazines seeing as i just ordered 60 more illustration promo postcards today.

also, we do probably need to talk about making plans for our “group camping trip” considering the fact that we’re halfway through june and there’s been no emails about dates, etc.

also, pms is awful and makes you stressed about everything.

From: "super patient husband"
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:23 PM
To: "cranky pants me"
Subject: RE: pms is the spawn of the devil

Sounds good to me and yes, pms does suck!  Library first and then raul’s for Mexican?

From: "nit-picky, super hot mess me"
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:26 PM
To: "the man who deserves multiple medals"
Subject: RE: pms is the spawn of the devil

yeah, well my rambling may have been confusing, understandably so.
the “trip” to the library will take a few hours, so that’s not happening tonight. i meant that would happen during our mini-vacation.
oddly, i also didn’t mention that we were taking a “mental health” day from the GYM but you assumed that, albeit correctly.
so, yes, raul’s tonight.
will you call to see if they take credit cards now?
(i’ll pay since it’s my mental health that’s at stake...well, considering your proximity to me, perhaps yours is at stake also.)

From: "seriously awesome person"
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:31 PM
To: "crazy person"
Subject: RE: pms is the spawn of the devil

You're incredibly adorable when you have pms, let me just tell ya.  Raul’s excepts visa/mastercard.  See you in 30


  1. You are fortunate to have such a very patient husband. Especially in an email conversation no less! And yeah, pms sucks.

    1. i am very lucky indeed! thanks for stopping by, cathedral rock.