This Is Marriage

It’s a scene I’ve watched play out a number of times over my life. A large number, really.

Man walks into bathroom with paper towel wrapped around a finger. Blood spots the paper towel. The two human beings make eye contact as the woman finishes brushing her teeth or hair.

“I cut my finger,” says the man.
“Do you need stitches?” asks the woman.
“I think so,” says the man.
“Let’s go,” says the woman.

And the woman drives the man to the hospital. Or in this case, Urgent Care.

I’m thankful for Urgent Care in our first case of this scenario, because we walked in and before I could finish his paperwork as he cut his writing hand, a nurse showed us to a room. She flushed the cut on his finger with saline and laid out all the doctor’s tools before I could even snap a pic to send to my accident-prone dad.

This Is Marriage


They numbed his finger, stitched him up, and we paid a much lower copay than we do for a non-admittal emergency room visit, all in short order.

“I’m sorry I ruined your lunch plans.”

“This is marriage.”

This is marriage. Missing lunch plans with a friend to drive your bleeding spouse to get stitches. Remembering his social security number. Watching blood drip down his knuckles and managing not to vomit. Making jokes, because making jokes feels better than not making jokes. Pointing out how if he’d worn his work gloves, he would have ruined a perfectly good set of work gloves. Eating really bad fast food together to avoid Hangry Level.

For better or worse. In sickness and health and slicing your hand with a box cutter while trying to fix a tube on the hot tub you’re rebuilding. It’s not always fun or easy. But it’s together.

“Hey, now you have something to blog about.”

That’s love. That’s marriage.


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Uncommon Goods Ellwood the Unicorn Coffee Mug

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I’ve known about Uncommon Goods for quite some time, but was reintroduced to the store recently. I love the company as sustainability and positive impact both in and outside their company are part of their mission. We have a number of gift giving events coming up in the not-too-distant future, so I asked on Twitter what others would spend their money on at the site as well as rounding up a few of my favorites.

Garlic Storage House

Garlic House at Uncommon Goods

Uh, how adorable is this Garlic Storage House? Tanie pointed it out. It would look so cute on our kitchen counter!

Ellwood the Rainbow Unicorn Mug

Uncommon Goods Ellwood the Unicorn Coffee Mug

I mean, unicorns are a thing for us as LuLaRoe consultants anyway, so when Burgh Baby pointed this Ellwood the unicorn coffee mug out, Denise immediately had to have it. (There are other matching pieces which may make their way into our homes, too! I mean, ahem, hello. Great birthday gift, no?)

Taco Serving Kit & Storage Box

Uncommon Goods Taco Serving Kit and Storage Box


We have Taco Tuesday almost every Tuesday. And sometimes Thursday. And Friday. We really like tacos. And washing giant bowls when we put just a little bit of sliced tomato or onion or what have you feels like a waste of dish washer space. So I think this Taco Serving Kit & Storage Box is quite handy. Plus tacos.

Taco Booties

Uncommon Goods Taco Booties

And speaking of Taco Tuesday, if we had a wee-one among us, that child would wear Taco Booties to the table. I only wish they made them in my size. And they’re just one of the amazing baby gifts Uncommon Goods has to offer. I also adore the tortilla baby, which is very on theme with this whole taco thing.

Intersection of Love Art Print

Uncommon Goods Intersection of Love Art Print

I actually saw this at a hostess’ house earlier this month but I didn’t know it was from Uncommon Goods. This Intersection of Love Art Print makes my heart all swoony. I’m not sure it would look as cool with my maiden name, but I think this would make a lovely personalized wedding gift. I mean, look how cute.


I’ll be keeping Uncommon Goods on my shopping list when it comes to finding great gifts for those people I love.