B-man got up to go potty, and I laid out a towel (to protect the sheets from B-man’s amazing ability to get syrup any where) and then brought in the breakfast. It was nice to just enjoy the space heater and talk about the puppies we had kicked out of the room.
Then I gave him my gift. We hadn’t really talked about exchanging gifts, and I didn’t expect him to get me anything, but I wanted to give him a little something to show how much I appreciate him. A small gift, weighing in at $6 and a home made card. He likes it when I’m crafty.
We finished out breakfast, and I decided to be nice and humor his choice in netflix (Transformers…) so I was clearing off the couch to settle in for a two and a half hour snuggle, when I found my present from him!
We had been in the car listening to the soundtrack when I said that it was probably my favorite movie of all time, but that I didn’t have a copy of it. So thoughtful. He told me that we could watch it “sing-a-long” style, with the subtitles. Hmm. My favorite! (those peanut butter cups where part of my gift to him… they’re the wal*mart brand. A million times better than Reese’s cups. Reese’s where his favorite, then I told him these were better. He was willing to give it a try, and he whole-heartedly agreed. So I bought him his own bag… that he shared. Hm, love!
So, first we watched transformers, which was… interesting. Then we stopped for dinner.
I made fancy, heart shaped pizza. There was no pre-shredded cheese, or store bought crust. It was much better than I expected. We made it together. Well, I made the dough, and baked the crust, and did most of it… but he put on the Italian pepperoni, and some of the fancy sliced mozzerella cheese. He helped. Then we made dessert:
Strawberries aren’t in season, so the tops were almost all greenish… but they were good none the less. I also made chocolate dipped banana… but those weren’t as pretty.
We sat down to watch the Phantom of the Opera, ah! Love! It was perfect, sitting on our uncomfy sofa, with our deca from the bed, and the dogs at our feet. I know, it doesn’t sound picturesque, but I love my beautiful life with my fabulous husband.
Today we went to the grocery store, because after all of the cooking I did this weekend, we were out of a bunch of things. I also wanted to start in on our food storage. So, we bought some canned fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, and evaporated milk. I need to buy another can opener. We also bought a little camp stove to keep with all of this, and the gas to go with it. It’s not a lot, but it’s a start.
Then we passed the flowers. Marked half off. I couldn’t resist. I picked some out. Then B-man told me that he had looked into ordering some to be delivered (since we have but one car, and I use it to drive to school, since he works from home), but it was too expensive. I’m so glad he didn’t. I do love flowers, but I loved them more when they cost $7.50.
All in all it was a wonderful Valentine’s day. Last year Brandan put together a bunch of elaborate plans to treat and surprise me, and this year I kind of got to dote on him. He was worried about “living up to” those plans, but this year was perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing. We spent the whole day together, just watching movies and enjoying each others’ company.
And he did all the dishes.