J and I cook in different ways. I rarely use a timer and generally taste to make sure something is cooked. The biggest difference is pasta. J will ask, “How much time does this have?” and I just shrug my shoulders and tell him to pull a piece out and test it. He just shakes his head. Other than that we make food together very well. If he does something differently than I would I ask him why and he explains. He does the same with me, and this way we learn new techniques and sometimes a few short cuts. I love cooking things with J. He makes the process so much more enjoyable (and I like to cook). Even if he isn’t actually helping me it’s still nice to have him around to talk to.
Now that we are engaged our countdown will be our wedding. We’ve decided on May of 2017. It’s a while away but we have time to save money and get things planned out. I even bought a wedding planning book. I have never been much for super girly things and I doubt I will become a “Bridezilla” but I have decided to take this thing and actually get into it at east for J’s sake. He really wants a ceremony. So I will take this seriously and actually make plans. He’s been so busy and stressed about the HOA I hope the wedding planning will be a happier distraction. (Voting for new officers is in Jan and he has decided to step down as president) So the timer is set! May 2017 here we come!!