My Valentine’s Day-Early

I don’t know if I’ve said it recently, but I am married to the most wonderful man on the planet!

Amy and Tim_1134

He has to work this Valentine’s Day (the entire weekend), so we celebrated last night. I got off work at 3:30 and was home by 3:45. When I walked in the door, he had a dozen red roses with a card waiting for me on the dining room table (which my 3 year-old promptly announced to me as soon as he saw me). He had bathed said little guy and was just stepping out of the shower himself. He had arranged for the 16 year-old son to babysit, and away we went at 4:00.

Now I’m a pretty difficult person to present-shop for at times most of the time, so when I finally decide I actually want something, he either makes sure to write it down or makes it happen shortly after I commit. Right after Christmas (good timing huh?), I decided I want a gray or heather pea coat. It doesn’t really get too cold or even sorta cold for very long where we are, but since I’m an administrator now I need want something that looks more professional than my hoodie, fleece jacket, or Pikes Peak coat. Anyway, I found a cute one that wasn’t too expensive online at Burlington Coat Factory. We just happen to have one of these stores not too far from our house, so he took me there to find one. Of course, no dice.

Instead, he spent entirely too much money and bought me 1 suit jacket, 1 two-piece suit, 1 suit dress, 1 black straight skirt, and 1 top. It was less than $105, but still. Yay for new clothes!!!

After that, with a short discussion, we decided to go to Outback for dinner. It was good. The calamari wasn’t bad, and my steak was cooked correctly. Win.

Then it was the age-old discussion of what to do next. It was 6:15, and we had all night. With no kids. And no plan. LOL! We talked (read: I suggested and was denied) about bowling (too far away), mini golf (too expensive, too short of a time spent doing it, and was getting colder), and then settled on going to the movies. We had a gift card thanks to an amazing neighboring couple who gave it to my husband in appreciate of his service. (Thank YOU!!) Then it was what to watch. We watched the trailers for everything out, and came down to two: Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: Secret Service.

Ok I have done nothing but talk crap about the Fifty Shades of Grey book series. It’s just awful. Like I couldn’t even get past the first few chapters. Blech. BUT I wanted to see something at least sorta romantic, and while I do want to see Kingsman, that wasn’t gonna cut it. So we saw Fifty Shades of Grey.

It was better than I thought it would be and yet still not great. I was with the movie all the way up to the (SPOILER ALERT) part when he was “showing her the worst it could get”. That’s where it lost me. I mean who the hell would ever want to seriously injure/harm a loved one AND get off on it?! WTF?! I’m down for pretty much everything else the movie depicted, and I would say I’m pretty open to experimenting with some things, but WOW. I completely agreed with Anna’s reaction, but I wouldn’t have let him get past #1. There’s playful and then their’s stupid painful. Call me a prude, but that’s messed up. Putting my own feelings about it aside, the movie then basically just ends. I like how they used the same lines from their first meeting to end the movie (that was a nice cinematic touch), but I left the theater not thinking: I have to see the next one (Like I’ve done with ALL of the Hunger Games movies), but more like: Meh…don’t need to waste my money, maybe a rental.

After the movie, we came home and put the kids to bed and finished our celebration expressing our passion and love and commitment in the best ways. It was just wonderful. I am so incredibly blessed to have this man. I have no idea how I got so lucky, but I do know that I do not ever want to be without him in my life.

I love you baby!

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