It has begun. The days before Valentines Day when I search out little “wifey” things that I should have been doing all year long, but I just didn’t want to. But knowing that Valentines day will be here in 16 days, I am frantically looking around to see what things will earn me really nice presents. Today, I noticed him searching through his little box of collar stays, so in the sweetest tone I could muster up at 7:00 a.m. I said, “honey, I notice that you are getting frustrated at not finding the right sizes of collar stays that you need, how about if I go through them today, between organizing your sock drawer and washing your brush and comb, and then stack the stays according to their sizes”? You should have seen the look he flashed my way. You would have thought that I never did anything for him, although I have to admit that it has been several months, wait…make that this time last year, since I have organized anything for him. But tonight when he comes home, he will see clear plastic bags marked, “short fat” (no I didn’t use my body size to compare), short skinny, (wait, yes, I did), long skinny and long fat……I cannot wait to see the shock on his face. Surely that will at least get me some pink tulips and maybe even Ethel M Chocolates.
Tomorrow, I am going to clean out and arrange all his shoe polish drawer and sew on the missing buttons that he had asked me about doing, months ago. I try to wait close to a holiday to do these little honey do’s because it assures me that great little presents await me on holiday mornings. This is my own way of getting presents without having to remind him that there are so many days left to shop. I wonder when he will start to notice that I only do the things that I don’t like to do, close to gift giving holidays?
Yesterday I even made tapioca, which I really don’t like, but anything for my little poopsie.
Tomorrow, yellow cake with chocolate frosting will be a most fitting end to his favorite meal, chicken fried steak. He knows that I really don’t like yellow cake with chocolate frosting, so this will most assuredly get me a great Valentines card. I am closing now to go arrange his ties by colors…..this year should be the best year of gifts, ever! Will keep you posted.