February 23, 2012
Yesterday you received a dress from Amazon that I secretly ordered for you for Saturday’s Valentine’s date. I was curious to see your reaction because you almost never like the clothes I pick for you. You opened the package, pulled out the dress, and shrieked with delight. So far, so good. But—and this unnerved me—you smiled nervously when you tried it on. “Do you like it?” I asked. “Yeah,” you replied hesitantly. “Oh, man. I wonder if Amazon does returns,” I thought. “Tell me the truth. Do you like it?” “No.” So, we sent the dress back having found that Amazon does returns and ordered the dress of your choosing with two-day shipping (thanks, Amazon Prime!). Here’s the one you chose:
I’m not putting up a picture of the dress I originally bought in case it’s truly hideous.
Ideally, I wanted to surprise you by showing you the original dress for the first time on Saturday. But that seemed too risky: I knew that you’d wear the dress whether you liked it or not if I gave it to you then. And I didn’t want that. Oh, well. The date’s still going to be great!
February 16, 2012
Our Valentine’s Day was pretty laid back because we decided to postpone our official Valentine’s date until the 25th. That was the only day your parents could watch our kids.
On Valentine’s morning, you made us bacon and pink, heart-shaped pancakes. You set out roses for each of our girls and candy at each of our pink, heart-shaped plates. Thanks for going through the trouble to make us that breakfast. We all felt pretty special.
As for me, I kept things simple. I gave you a dozen roses and a pound of See’s chocolate truffles, then I wished you a happy Valentine’s Day a bunch of times throughout the day and gave you several hugs. I may have kept things a little too simple, though, because you seemed surprised (disappointed?) that I didn’t do more. Perhaps 365’s got you spoiled.
I have one more thing to say about my desires/intentions for this blog, then I think I’ve pretty much exhausted that topic. When you find out about this blog, I don’t want you to feel any obligation to reciprocate. If you want to, that’s fine with me, but that’s not one of my purposes for doing this blog. I simply want 365 and each of my loving acts to be my free gift to you, no strings attached.