Thanks to everyone who voted, that was fun. 🙂 I hope you got a little chuckle out of my Valentine’s Day post.
Mr. A told me the story of what happened, and it wasn’t quite that way, but while he was telling me we started thinking of how funny it would be if the store owner had done just that. We laughed and laughed just imagining it, how confused he would be, how determined she would be to get rid of him once and for all. How delighted, how his eyes would have lighted up, seeing the gumball machines with little fake rings inside.
He did go in and look around and he’s just not sophisticated like that to know how much something costs, so he was just looking at what he thought I might like, and then honestly shocked at the price. But there isn’t a dark corner with cheap jewelry and she didn’t shove him out the door to gum ball machines. In fact, I think that’s what cracks me up so much to imagine, because she is a petite, very sweet lady and it’s totally opposite of her personality. And most of what he was looking at did cost more than my wedding ring. It was $200 and was a combination Mother’s Day, birthday and wedding ring that he gave to me in 2007.
I always feel a twinge of guilt reporting these gifts, because in my heart I think we should be scrimping every penny to pay off our debt. But my husband likes to buy me presents now and then, and sometimes for holidays he’ll do something special like this. I’m not easy to surprise, but I love being surprised. This was a COMPLETE surprise, and I was so delighted at his surprise.
Laughing together about something silly like my Valentine’s Day “story” is one of the reasons I love Mr. A. His wacky sense of humor has me giggling and laughing almost daily. Even though life is busy, and stressful, he always comes up with something. He’ll even call me on the phone in the middle of the day. Another thing I love is how he buys me little food gifts. In December I cleaned up my diet and am focusing on eating traditional foods, so one of things he used to do was was buy me a sweet treat, like a Milky Way Dark, and I’d stash it in my top drawer until I wanted some chocolate. But now the special treat will be a gorgeous red bell pepper, or he’ll pick out a bunch of asparagus that is thin (I prefer the thin over the thick), and fresh mushrooms. And he always buys them on sale which I also love.
What do you love about your sweetheart?