Mr. and Mrs. Independent

My Huz and I had a little conversation today yesterday. Time flies, no?

We talked about our independent spirits… if you will.

Basically, we both have a hard time with not being in supreme power delegation. We both agree, it is a pain in the butt to have to coordinate with others. It feels like more work to share decision-making.

It’s not that we are lazy, it’s that we are in a hurry. Not to mention, we both like being the boss. Takethatasyouwill.

I am anything but co-dependent. Unless it comes to the trash. I co-depend on him to take the garbage to the road. Our drive is steep and 2 football fields long plus 100 feet. I am smart enough to know when delegation is smart… and the lawn. I co-depend when it comes to mowing the lawn too.

Not that I CAN’T do these things… it’s that I am so sweet and dainty. Demure, even…

Shut up.


Mid convo, I blurted, “So THAT is why We are so great together!”

It seems we are so consumed by our own projects and roles and whathaveyou, that we are both thankful neither is uber-needy/co-dependent/cling-ish. I can leave the man for 5 days and he’s right as rain. Whatever THAT means.

He can climb deep down into his man-cave and it’s fine – I haz gots things to do… and I’m not talkin’ laundry, yo. Though I do have that to do, but that is not the to-do I am talkin’bout heeya. I have a blog. So…

Though we do LIKE to spend time together, even LONG to spend more time together… we have come to a place where it’s not personal that we are not each others’sses (???) shadow.

And the time we DO co-depend? Well… It’s magical…

Unashamed[photo cred: Mark Gsellman]

Wait. Here’s the picture I was looking for:

Hubs and Me[photos cred: Scott Snyder]

We are like Captain and Tenille! Wait… Wilma and Fred! Wait… Debbie Boone and Aaron Neville!

You Light Up My Life from Jenny Ingram on Vimeo.

Nitro and Glycerin? Wrong and Wronger???

*A special thanks to Scott Bue for capturing this on video. And to all the people at Lisa’s party – first my huz as Aaron Neville then in Michelle’s disco outfit. I am still shaking my head… A night to never forget, indeed… And a night to wash-out one’s ears and, and then one’s eyes…

Baby. I co-depend on you. Sometimes.


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12 Responses to “Mr. and Mrs. Independent”

  1. I’m speechless. No. Really. (I can’t catch my breath from laughing).

    Lisa, baby, you have one awesome friend in Jenny. And her Husband Neville.

  2. Anke says:

    WOW! i mean W-O-W!!
    You both can sing?!!! Really well!!! You should like go on the road or something (And I’m not even kidding here…)!!!

    So fun! Yeah to the two of you! You light up my life, too!!! 🙂

  3. Ginnie says:

    You are killing me with that video. Kill.in’.me!
    Loved every minute of it!!

  4. Tina says:

    Holy Moles!

    I laughed so darn hard! You too are absolutely perfectly matched, just not on your anti-dependency (word?) but you both have such an incredible spirit that when put together creates the awesomeness which is ‘Husband Neville’.

  5. kristin says:

    That was adorable!! The husband, and all. Co-dependency is needed. And makes for one fantastic video. Lisa sure is lucky!

  6. OH MY!!! You two are something else! But I already knew that. Never ceasing to amaze. I have tears from laughing so hard.

    Thanks for the good laugh today

  7. Caroline says:

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA AH HA HA HA HA HA! >WHEEZE< OMG! There should have been more of a warning before that video. SO HILARIOUS. You guys rock.

  8. OMG … this is the best post/photo/video ever :D. I love you more after hearing your beautiful *cough* singing voice.

    … seriously … LOVE!

  9. Louise says:

    You’re always there to crack me up! Thank God!

  10. So glad you have a cool hubby to go with your coolness!!! 🙂

  11. Y’know what else is great about you two? The fact that you duet “Summer Nights” from Grease at karaoke tweetups… and you did it well! 🙂

  12. BOSSY says:

    It’s nearly 1:30 in the morning here, and Bossy just watched every second of that Too Cute video. Bossy already knew why she loved you, and now she loves Husband Neville.

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