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Old 02-11-2008, 07:51 PM   #21
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Has your husband recovered from your New Year's schemes plans yet? Just wondering if that was covered by his health insurance...

Spouse and I have been trading the same Valentine's Day card since college. (She probably thinks I've forgotten that it's my turn.) It's also my turn to cook dinner that night, so I'll go with her favorite.

One of the best things about V-Day for parents is being able to make smushy talk in front of your (hugely grossed-out and gagging) teenager.

Years ago in another relationship I came up with what I thought was my best V-Day gift ever-- a very romantic toolbox in forget-me-not red for her to store her makeup & jewelry in. I never heard from that woman again...
Dear husband was up (no pun intended) for the challenge. He knows the kind of woman he married. We had a wonderful time New Years, the kilt was a big hit. Quite a few guys gave him credit for having the guts to wear it. Fire works (both sets) were great.

For those in the Baltimore are who want a really great idea for a romantic dinner for two try Aldo's. They have this package where you are served in the wine cellar. It is a table for two, beautifully set. Your own butler is in attendance where you are served a six course meal ( to die for) with wines matched to each course. Not cheap but worth it. DH and I did this over Christmas and we are looking for a place that does this in our town. This is kind of the motivation for my putting on this Valentine dinner for him. Got all of the shopping done today including the wine and champagne. Now I have to figure out what to wear for the occasion.
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Some pretty good plans here. As for me, I'll be sitting around the house alone.

Oh well, maybe I can send a message or two.
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My DW just received a letter for Jury Duty selection on the 14th. Hmmmm, I wonder how that day's gonna go. The 14th may be on hold for a day or so, but I've got to think of something for that day or the next as it may be.
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I'll admit that we have never so much as exchanged a card for Valentine's Day and I doubt if that is going to change in this lifetime. It all feels so much like marketing hype that we just can't get into it.
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My last beau took me out on VD for a very expensive graduated dinner at a fondue place (fondue appetizer, fondue entree, fondue dessert); but made the reservations late and got stuck with a 9 pm dinner, which I was a little too tired and hungry to really savor.
Better if he had grilled a steak and made a salad at home, given me a box of candy and saved $100. I would have enjoyed it more. Regardless, I profusely thanked him so I wouldn't hurt his feelings.
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I'll probably play racquetball and then watch Lost, pretty much what I do every Thursday.
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Spending it with Casanova (my cat) and just relaxing with some good music, candles, and incense.
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Driving her to the airport for 2 weeks with her 93 YO Mom down south.
Sorry, I'm late to this...but...

"What? It takes you two weeks to drive to the airport?!? And you'll be in the car the whole time with her mom?!?!?!?"
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My wife is on bedrest in a hospital (pregnant with twins, due in June). So V-day might involve me going to see her in hospital. If the babies stay in her until June, that is all I want anyways.
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My wife is on bedrest in a hospital (pregnant with twins, due in June). So V-day might involve me going to see her in hospital. If the babies stay in her until June, that is all I want anyways.
My daughter just spent the last month and a half on bedrest . She's due next week . It can be really frustrating . Good Luck to you both and the twins.
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V-Day - Lupercalia Day - Roman fertility festival - just love how the holidays are co-opted by the 'current' governance structure in power :-)

Anyhow - sheesh - wish I was retired so I could even think about doing anything for my husband for V-Day - I'll be at work - haven't thought about what to do inthe evening - will probably defer celebration to weekend and cookd something then - cupcakes sound good, too.
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Hey, dont get me wrong. I'm fine with celebrating the roman fertility festival...
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Hey, dont get me wrong. I'm fine with celebrating the roman fertility festival...
Just as long as the recreation doesn't turn into procreation... and yes, our kid's birthday is at the end of October.
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We were in the car this morning and some vday ad came on my wife said "f*** Valentines day" and changed the station.

she wants to get flowers this weekend when they go on sale. and, I know for a fact that I'd be in trouble if I blew money on roses before they go cheap.
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We were in the car this morning and some vday ad came on my wife said "f*** Valentines day" and changed the station.
That's the most beautiful thing I've ever heard from a wife! And who says it's hard to figure out what women want?!?

*Sniff* I'm gonna need a moment here...
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We were in the car this morning and some vday ad came on my wife said "f*** Valentines day" and changed the station.

she wants to get flowers this weekend when they go on sale. and, I know for a fact that I'd be in trouble if I blew money on roses before they go cheap.
Aren't we lucky? My wife hates those jewelry commercials. Heck I asked if she wanted a box of chocolate from SEE's candy. She said "nah but Id take a Hershey's bar instead."
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I have been bouncing around the house this morning...call at 7:45 this morning from BF (Happy Valentine's day, yadda yadda yadda) You would have thought he had a bunch of stuff delivered to the door the way I trotted upstairs, made coffee, and hopped online (actually playing hooky from civ job to get a ton of computer work done for Navy Reserve this weekend) - now I am motivated to knock this all out. It's the small things! Happy Valentine's day to the board!
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Drove her to school (she's taking classes) and carried her books too. At her request I'm in the process now of cooking a pound of thick-cut bacon for her BLT when she gets home. Also a card, small box of chocolates, and a surprise bag of Hershey's kisses in the freezer. I'll let her discover that on her own.

The last time I spent $50 on roses she got (almost) mad at me.
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