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Jul 20, 2009

Husband Project Assignment # 2 for Tuesday

So...how did project #1 go for you? Was it "easy-peasy" or trickier than you thought it would be?
It was a challenge for me since my husband works from home. I fixed dinner at 4:30 so he could eat earlier than usual and meet some of his running friends for their group run. Although due to his accident in January he is not able to run yet, so he bikes while they run. I had planned to organize his work area and will try to get that started before I put my head to the pillow tonight!
Project #2 may not be accomplished in one day, but at least try to get it started. Maybe you can give some thought to it and plan something and actually follow-through on the weekend.
So...leave me a comment Tuesday to let us all know how project # 1 went!
Project #2
Back in the Day
Do Something He Enjoyed Before You Got Married

“Lust is easy. Love is hard. Like is most important.” ~ Carl Reiner
Your Project:
Initiate an activity that your husband used to love. Whether it’s his favorite hobby, sport, or pastime, it’s time for you to get involved – be his buddy today.

Getting Creative
Many a man’s hobby has gone by the wayside due to matrimony. Is it possible that it’s time you learned to golf or fly fish? Don’t try to beat him, just join him.

Possibly the only thing your husband would enjoy more than playing chess with you is teaching you how to play chess. Ask for a lesson so he can teach you something that he is an expert at (or really loves). Just your willingness to learn will be a huge boost to your guy.

Pick up a magazine about your guy’s now dormant hobby. Ask him questions about why he loves it so much. Learn a couple of technical terms so that you are better able to discuss it.
Do a little research. Find out what the definitive website is on your husband’s favorite subject. Maybe there’s an event in town, a lecture to attend, or a game to watch.


  1. i am clapping at task 2!!!!

  2. This is truly interesting and thought provoking. Enjoying these visits, and the valuable nuggets of truth.

  3. Ding ding ding! Day 1 was a success! When Paul came home, I was already fixing dinner (chicken and broccoli stir fry) and told him to go ride his bike. He rides a road bike and usually goes for 20 miles. He rarely gets to go biking anymore. So he FLEW in the bedroom, got changed and raced out the door!!! He was really excited to go. The neatest thing happened when he got back..he took the kids to the pool after dinner so I could go do water aerobics! I didn't want it to be about me, but I didn't mind that he returned the favor!

    I also need to tell you, I have been spreading the word about this project, ladies at my church and all my close friends. I'm steering them your way, they may get started late. Thanks so much for encouraging this fun project!

  4. I tried the five day husband challenge earlier this year and it made me appreciate my husband much more.

  5. My husband's past hobby was golf. He always wanted me to go with him, and it just never worked out. Tonight we planned a day for us to go together. We're both looking forward to it. :-)