Monday, February 15, 2010

V days recap

Confession: Girlfriend was my first valentine. Ever.

When I told her this she was confused, then I explained that somehow I've always been single in the month of February and never had a valentine. I then made the stupid mistake of saying, "Well, roommate was my valentine in college, but that didn't count." After a little but of back pedaling I was out of the doghouse. We decided a while ago because of financial reasons to keep the V day stuff to a minimum. Well, a minimum price but lots of stuff, because as you know-I don't do "simple" gifts see reminders one and two.

On Wednesday the FedEx man rang the doorbell and a mysterious package was left on the steps. NATURALLY I ripped that sh*t open when I saw it had my name on it. Exactly 5 minutes later I got a text.

Girlfriend: Don't open that.
Me: Five minutes too late.

What did she send me you wonder? Personalized m&m's in two shades of green. Dark green ones that say, "Who needs..." and light green ones that say, " and red?" I love it but am left with a predicament: I want to keep them, but I don't want them to go bad so I feel I should eat them. Decisions, decisions.

I went to work per usual and while I was teaching the students about the history and traditions of Valentine's Day the topic of my gift came up. My class thinks she's awesome and that "Miss _____ is very lucky to have a Valentine who really knows her." I couldn't have said it better myself. We ended the night by going to the Brandi Carlile concert which was A-Mazing to put it mildly. If you don't know who she is, you should. I will leave it at that.

We both had taken off of work knowing the concert would run late and took full advantage of sleeping in. Girlfriend made me breakfast (normally I'm the one getting up and doing this, so this was a nice surprise) and after "brunch" we rearranged the furniture per my drawing and it looks awesome! Finally we got dressed (when we had to) and went to dinner at a new Thai restaurant. When we got back home I made her a white chocolate cake with raspberry sauce for her gift. She loved it!

On Saturday we did nothing all day. It was great. In the evening we had some of our friends come over who we hadn't seen in far too long and I made dinner for everyone, complete with dessert. It was great to catch up with friends and just relax at home.

I made Girlfriend breakfast in bed and surprised her with a personalized crossword puzzle all about us. She did pretty well on it and only needed three clues :-) She gave me a card which I was not expecting and promptly tore into. It was a Valentine's Day card with undies on the front. Inside she wrote, "Happy Valentine's Day, but more importantly happy eleven months. I didn't think my future would amount to anything. Then you came I know I was wrong." Cue the mother f*cking waterworks. I am not, I repeat NOT a crier but they just popped out before I could stop them. We did nothing all day, no I take that back-we TRIED to do nothing but take a nap but two dogs would just not let that happen. When they are napping no one bothers them but if we want a nap, noooooo it must be play with the squeaky toys and jump on moms time.

All in all it was a pretty great weekend with the people I love. Here's hoping your weekend was just a great and *wishfully* snow free!


Taylor said...

I have managed to be single on every Valentine's Day of my life. I've only had 20 and you would understand why I've always been single if you read my coming out story blog post. Unfortunatley I didn't have a snow free weekend. It snowed here Sunday morning. My brother and his girlfriend got stuck in a snow drift across the street from my house. It was hilarious!

Carolyn said...

This post makes me happy.

Anonymous said...

sounds sweet and amazing!

crystal said...

Sounds like a great weekend!! I love both of the gifts you guys thought of, the m&ms are hilarious and the crossword puzzle is so delightfully dorky!! :)
Oh and a weekend can never be bad when it includes a Brandi Carlile concert!! Im jealous you guys got to go to see her on Vday weekend!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Taylor-Having the perfect valentine is worth the wait, trust me :-)

The Surprise Dyke said...

Carolyn-me too!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Dragon-It was pretty amazing!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Crystal-I'm glad she loves that I'm a huge dork and have no plans of changing my ways :-)

Taylor said...

You gotta read the Arizona Robbins blog post to understand why I have always been single. I knew I blogged about it somewhere but I just couldn't remember where.