First and foremost -- THANK YOU to all who participated in the Sweet Sensation giveaway!!! G.R.I.T.S. was SOO incredibly overwhelmed by all the blog love! It was a blast doing it! If you'd like to use the "Sweet Sensation" picture and definition to "tag" those you think are a Sweet Sensation, go for it!
As the wife of a man who has everything, I did not scramble to figure out what to do for him... I finally decided to risk it and create a little something for him that. only. I. could. do. -- Now... I am not going to go into details about this, people... Clearly it would be ridiculous for me to write that on a public blog, so... I'm not going to do it -- Not Me! (there will be no pictures of this gift :)
I must say, though, I think I made a serious impression because what I got that night was something out. of. this. world. -- He did not plan a 3 course meal, a romantic movie and some fun (et, hem) afterward --
D is not one to bring home flowers because as a Landscape designer, he hates that flowers die so quickly... So, he did not bring me a Rose Bush in place of flowers and I was not totally over joyed so he'd know this was a very acceptable way of being romantic :)
D did not set the mood for the evening by turning off all the lights in the house, lighting candles and turning the Satellite Radio from the TV on full blast... Then between every course, he did not proceed to announce "Intermission!", flip the lights on, prepare the next course and then return to the table -- Really... he's not that amazing :)
First course was shrimp and homemade cocktail sauce -- D did not set the table with candles, Valentine decor and balloons and then use a green Tupperware plate to put the shrimp on, not D -- He would never do that and then ask later Did you take pictures with that plate?
For our second course, D did not grill steak, cook collard greens, bake Italian bread and slice apples with carrot shavings just. for. me. as he knows these are just a few of my favorite things :)
As we were finishing our meal, the song You're the Inspiration, by Chicago came on and D did not push out his chair, offer me his hand and ask Would you like to dance? -- Seriously... I did not almost cry as we danced in our dining room together and D did not say I feel like I'm in 8th grade again, but our parents aren't watching -- I did not bust out laughing and say Yeah, and you have more of a chance of getting some tonight -- Not Me!
After our meal and dance, he did not serve a cake he bought that was in the shape of a dachshund in honor of Elly Mae... I mean, that would be way too cute and D is just not that cute :)
To top it all off, D did not rent the movie "Nights In Rodanthe" knowing it would a full blown chick flick -- I thought it was fun because this movie was filmed in the OBX, just a short way from our house... We ate popcorn, cuddled and of course! I cried :) -- Then... to the bedroom... and there's no way I'm telling ya about that ;0)
D was not so proud of himself by the end of the night that he announced "Blog about that night, Baby!" -- So... I didn't! NOT ME!
Now, I want to hear about your Valentine's!