Happy Valentines Day!
So the man comes home from work yesterday morning...
which is his evening.
I make him a nice diner meal while he farts around on the computer.
When the casserole is finished, I announce its diner time.
Normally this would take a bit before he is ready to eat it.
I expect him to say
"As soon as I finish this game..."
and I am used to compensating for this by allowing
5 to 10 minutes of cool off time...
So that papa bear's porridge is just right!
He must have been famished.
He showed right up and I hadn't even dished it onto the plate yet.
We get into the family room where we are going to eat
and he takes a bite.
A commercial comes on TV about giant teddy bears.
Get one for the one you love in time for Valentine's Day!
Its the day before Valentine's Day...
if you're going to get that bear, the time has expired.
I say this out loud...
because I am amused by that fact.
The man looks at me confused.
I explain that tomorrow is Valentine's Day
and anyone who orders that bear now
hasn't got a pin head's chance on the MENSA test
of getting that score.
"No its not."
says the man in miffed tones.
"Yes it is... look at your phone."
He checks the date on his cell phone.
He has that "oh crap moment" look.
I know that look.
Its the look that even I get when I have forgotten something...
that could lead to trouble.
Inside my head I am giggling.
I know that his remember-er is broken.
I had planned to drop at least one hint when he got home...
and another when he got up to go to work.
If I help him to remember Valentine's Day from the start...
there will be less awkward moments for him later as life together goes on.
Training the man is tricky work.
Luckily I am tricky.
So he picks up his food and tries another bite.
he says and casually picks up the grocery store flyer.
He is reading it like it has interesting things in it...
on every page.
The man does not do the grocery shopping planning.
He does not care what food items are on sale that I can make into a meal.
That's my stock 'n trade.
He gives me a weekly budget and I make magic out of it.
His job is to eat it.
Obviously he has not put a lot of thought into the big
Valentine's Day issue.
I think he vaguely knew it was coming up.
He's hoping that Albertson's Market will bail his ass out.
I figure I can expect whatever is in the sales ad when he arrives home.
I wonder which thing it will be?
The single rose in the swan vase?
Strawberries dipped in chocolate?
A real possibility... since he loves chocolate as much as I do.
Maybe... he knows that I love flowers.
It does not really matter what he brings home.
Only that he bring something that he thinks will make me smile.
Anything he brings will do that.
But don't tell him.
As for the man...
I got his gift a week ago.
It's a very cool panoramic photograph of
the Ducks at the Coliseum winning the Rose Bowl.
And I got him to make a nice frame for it.
He will figure that out when he opens it.
Did I mention that I am tricky?
That's because framed, it cost $199.99.
Unframed was much less.
The frame the man makes won't be as flimsy as the store one either...
and it will match the frames on my wall.
I think that will give his crank a good twist!
What are you doing for Valentine's Day?
Anything fun or romantic?
Are you giving a special gift to someone dear?