I was thinking about my list of 100 Reasons To Live and I thought I could probably name 100 reasons I love my bf. We've been together about a year and we live together so, though this may take more than a couple edits I think I can definitely do it.
He can fix nearly everything that's wrong w/ a car.
The way he loves his son.
The way he still takes care of his mom even though she drives him batty. (She'd drive a nun to cuss.)
He hardly snores at all.
He gets me to try new things. (I would like to take this moment to thank him for introducing me to sushi.)
He always, always tells me he thinks I'm beautiful and sexy.
He encourages me to run.
He encourages me to have my vegetarian days & to stick w/ it.
He texts me "I Love You" just to do it.
He's pretty bad*ss on the grill.
He "makes" me be social.
He doesn't watch football, NASCAR or anything like that that would make me want to scream.
He does watch car shows but that benefits me as well...you know, w/ the whole he can fix nearly anything thing. :)
The day after I had a horrible, horrible panic attack he encouraged me to stay home & nap...he stayed home w/ me and that helped me more than I could ever tell him.
He uses the number Eleventy-Four (11dy4) and it always tickles me.
His sweet tooth.
His stubbornness (that's a love/hate thing ).
The way he loves the dogs that I brought to the relationship. I can honestly say that they are OUR dogs now.
His tattoos. They.Are.SEXY!
The way he kisses.
The way he reaches for me in his sleep.
His baby blues.
That he colors his hair.
That he swears those are blonde hairs growing when we all really know otherwise...
The way he loves women. He just can't help himself. And the funny thing is, at least to me, I trust him. I really believe he is faithful to me.
He is selfish of my time. I utterly adore that.
His need to have at least 60 hours on the DVR at all times. What is WITH that? lol
His willingness to let me be by myself more than he probably considers normal.
He is not disturbed by my little dark moments.
His cleanliness (which encourages my cleanliness).
His goofiness. He wouldn't say he is goofy. But he totally has his moments.
When he says, "WHATEVER." He says it really quick in the petulant voice & it always elicits a giggle.
The way he says, "Lydia, transform!" then makes Transformer noises. hahahaha!
He works two jobs to help support us.
His shoe fetish (as in he loves to buy shoes not lick my high heels).
That he hates feet as much as I do.
His utter lack of interest in what people think of him (95% of the time. I can't say all the time bc he asks me which shoes he should wear w/ that shirt. lol).
When it's just between the two of us he gets over spats quickly.
He likes to be w/ me...like he wants me to come sit & talk to him while he trims his face hair or wants me to come shower w/ him after work...
The way he wakes me up in the mornings. He comes in the bedroom and snuggles me awake w/ the doggies. I can't imagine a nicer way to wake up.
He compliments me cooking.
His desire to travel.
His love of shiny things. He would never word it that way but he does like shiny. lol
The way he does things for me w/o question.
The way he teases me, even when it ticks me off.
Sometimes when we are hanging around watching a movie he'll come over to the couch where I'm laying & lay w/ me and kiss on me.
He helps me pick what to do w/ my hair. (like new color or cut)
He makes kissy noises at me. That sounds a little derogatory but it is a sweet thing for us. He does it when I'm up doing stuff so it's sort of like a, "I know you are doing stuff, I love you" thing or he does it when he wants a kiss.
He calls me toots. I hope you don't pronounce that like poot. haha He says it like "Hi ya toots."
He is supportive of my rules regarding his son. That's a whole other thing that I'm not explaining here.
He is a loyal friend.
He calls me everyday at lunch & on his way to his second job.
He emails me on his breaks.
He can talk to anyone.
He knows when to buy flowers & actually bought me the type of rose that I had mentioned way before my birthday.
So, in other words he pays attention...sometimes. :)
I kept asking him to pick out a perfume that he likes so I can get some. I wanted it to be unique to me. (I'm just a big smell person) For Christmas he bought me some that he picked out. He smelled perfume in the store for half an hour.
He's cute when he sleeps.
Even when he's been a complete A*S & I've flayed him w/ my words he still pet my head before he fell asleep.
He has put up w/ some serious crap lately. I've been absolutely crazy and he's still here. The other night he looked at me and said, "I'm glad you aren't crazy tonight, baby." All I could do was laugh and say, "Me, too."
He surprises me w/ a strawberry Fanta after he got off work early today.
He shamelessly watches old Elvis movies
He's doing everything he can financially so I can repaint his house when we move in in May after his xxwife leaves.
He's going to put up a fence for the dogs
He only sighs loud once when I want to go in Sephora
He always drives
He's a fun drunk
He doesn't bow to stress easily
This is going to sound shallow maybe. It doesn't sound really good, but he paid off two of my credit cards. There was one under $500 and another under $1500. I know that's not much comparatively but it still meant all the world to me.
He loves to eat just like me
He lives this life
He watched Juno bc I begged him to & he ended up chuckling more than twice & he liked the movie to which I say, "HA! I TOLD YOU SO!" and "Thank you for branching out."
He started encouraging to work out again & he's doing not bc of how I look but bc he knows I'm happier when I work out. I am blessed.
He always, always asks before he deletes Leno in case some weird band has played that's something he's never heard of but is one of my favorites. :)