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A Glimpse of Catie Crazy

September 14th, 2010

Today was a bad day for Matt and it’s not even noon.  First, he realized my OCD has worn off on him.  He couldn’t even begin to work from home until he cleaned the kitchen.  I’m so happy.  My mom would be too.  She instilled the OCD need in me to try & keep a […]



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Today was a bad day for Matt and it’s not even noon.  First, he realized my OCD has worn off on him.  He couldn’t even begin to work from home until he cleaned the kitchen.  I’m so happy.  My mom would be too.  She instilled the OCD need in me to try & keep a clean house.  Dishes in the sink is not a clean house.

Also, I was trying to make plans for the beginning of October to go out w/ the Murphy’s.  I just told Matt to mark the date on the calendar and he asked what time (like he always does…he’s a future planner…at least one of us is!)

ME: “maybe 6:30?”

Matt: “can we coordinate this later?”

ME: “are you super busy right now?”

Matt: “yes and I currently can’t think about what we’re going to do a month from now ”.

ME: welcome to my world, isn’t it lovely?  That’s how my brain feels EV-ER-Y day.  Its full of stuff that won’t compartmentalize and it makes it hard to think about the now let alone a month from now.

Matt: Wow-so that is what it is like in your melon.

I think now he has a better understanding of why I sigh heavily & get a little grumpy when he wants to plan for Christmas…in August.

But let’s be honest, a girl like me needs a super planner like Matt.  For instance, Matt lets me know a few days ahead of time that someone’s birthday or anniversary is coming up and that maybe I should get a card.  Whereas before, when it was just me, it was “oh nuts, Sarah’s birthday is today, and I haven’t even gotten her a card yet”.  Hence me always being late on those things and referring to my tardiness as “extending the occasion”.  Being a planner is the way to go, I really think so.  It relieves panic & embarrassment that you forgot your mom’s birthday.  I’m glad he’s a planner, it helps me from going crazy.


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Matthew Lee Williams – Attorney At Law

September 1st, 2010

I’m a blog-aholic.  I could, and have been known to, spend HOURS, reading blogs online.  I love it.  Mostly becuase the ones I read crack me up. Today, I was reading one of my many “daily blogs” http://www.rantsfrommommyland.com/.  If you dont’ read it…do!  Even if you aren’t a mom, you can relate.  Like, I completely […]



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I’m a blog-aholic.  I could, and have been known to, spend HOURS, reading blogs online.  I love it.  Mostly becuase the ones I read crack me up.
Today, I was reading one of my many “daily blogs” http://www.rantsfrommommyland.com/.  If you dont’ read it…do!  Even if you aren’t a mom, you can relate.  Like, I completely relate to the post “Aunt Mary & The Righteous Sniff”.  Sorry mom….but that’s how I feel.  Anyways, I side tracked.  Today’s post was a “guest post” on http://www.law-momma.com/ about what its like to be married to a lawyer.  Just let me highlight some of the parts that hit home.

Arguing with Lawyers Sucks Monkey Balls
In every relationship there will be fighting. But fighting with a lawyer is like trying to perform your own Lasik eye surgery while drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon. At the beach. In a windstorm. With an unwashed grapefruit spoon. IT IS NOT ADVISABLE. They never admit they’re wrong; they never stop finding new and annoying ways to make their point; and they never ask you questions that they don’t already know the answers to. Most arguments proceed with the lawyer falling back on a tediously large arsenal of things like logic and reason while their non-lawyer adversary ends up losing his/her schmidt and saying something like: “Oh yeah? OH YEAH?! Well you Mister, are a F*CKFACE. So go suck on THAT. Where’s your logic NOW?” Plus, they say stupid, implausible things like “even assuming you are right. . . .” when everyone knows they never honestly assume you are right. Otherwise they would also assume they are wrong (which will never happen).”

This fits Matt & I to a tee.  When we argue, he sits there, calmly, & methodically.  He has a rebuttle to everything I say, and its usually legit.  It usually ends up with me conceding and wanting to scream “yeah..well…you’re bald!”.  Which is ironic, becuase I love his bald head.

Then there is this paragraph:

They’re All Gold Star Getters
You need to know this. All lawyers are goal-oriented people. They like to win, and they’re willing to work hard for it. But if they can’t see that next gold star on the horizon, they start to get all antsy and restless and may make outrageous claims about giving it all up to start a sheep farm or become a tug boat captain or a QVC hostess/television personality.

Matt is the biggest go getter, over achiever & hard worker I know.  AND..he loves to win.  In fact, let me quote you part of our first date – Matt: “I can beat you at 90% of all things”.  As much as it pains me to say this…he does.  Except Yahtzee, that’s my game.  *coughs* except we’re tied right now & my ego is hurt *cough*.

Always the Cynic
They are often fatalistic and cynical in the extreme. They’re always over thinking and playing mental chess (or sometimes checkers).

Matt’s mind never stops.  He’s always thinking about the next move.  Probably why he’s one of the best negotiators & arguer’s I know.

Finally:

Even More Good News
If you end up being married to a lawyer, chances are you’ve got one of the good ones. All the characteristics that make them good at their job also make them good at life:
They will challenge you to succeed and keep learning new stuff;
They will entertain you with their wit and intelligence;
They will expect you to be great at whatever your job is (currently mine is wiping other people’s body fluids and buckling small people into and out of car seats);
They will fight for you much more than they will fight with you;
They will work hard at what’s important;
They will count on you to keep them honest and call them F*ckface when they get out of line.

That last paragraph sums it all up, perfectly.  And that’s why I love him.

After reading that blog…I said to myself  “OMG….Matt has lied to me all this time, instead of going to school for Accounting…he went for law”. 

I could have swore I married Matthe Lee Williams – Real Estat Tycoon – NOT Attorney At Law.


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TA-DA!!!

June 9th, 2010

Look Mom! I made a blog! I know we aren’t technically “mandcwilliams” yet…but I was antsy to start a blog, and it’s the best I could do. Did you know how hard it is to find a blog name with “williams” in it that isn’t taken? Seriously hard. Anyways, marital bliss planning is in full […]



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Look Mom! I made a blog!

I know we aren’t technically “mandcwilliams” yet…but I was antsy to start a blog, and it’s the best I could do. Did you know how hard it is to find a blog name with “williams” in it that isn’t taken? Seriously hard.

Anyways, marital bliss planning is in full swing with only a mere 24 days left until the wedding. I won’t speak for Matt, but I’m incredibly excited, I’m sure he is too (and Lucy). I can’t wait to spend the day celebrating with family & friends. As I write this, I feel like I should be doing some more planning, but according to my “theknot.com” checklist, I have done what needs to be done up to this point. I guess that’s better than struggling.