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Thursday, February 15, 2007


Steve and I decided we wouldn't do much of anything for Valentine's Day. That would just be giving into The Man, ya know? So I said I'd just cook some salmon for dinner and we'd treat ourselves to a glass of wine. We drank for the bachelorette and bachelor parties and we're drinking for the reception.....what about a drink to celebrate us? Huh?!

And I bought Steve this:

.....complete with a little foam disk shooting gun inside. Nothing says "I love you" like a toy gun, right? And how perfect is a cereal box that has the word Smoochies on it?! Pretty damn perfect, I think!

So I left that for him before I went to work. He emailed later and said it was hysterical and he loved it. Then asked what we were going to have with the salmon; he'd go to the store for me. Which was enough of a Valentine's gift right there! I hate going to the grocery store, especially after work.

When I got home, I saw this:

A dozen tiny, red, paint splattered roses, a $70 bottle of wine that Steve got two years ago as a Best Man gift (and I've been dying to try it!) and Steve making dinner. All by himself! He put together an appetizer of mozzarella balls, basil and cherry tomatoes on skewers, then made herb covered salmon, brown rice and asparagus. And chocolate fondue with apples and macaroons for dessert. FABULOUS!

He wouldn't even let me in the kitchen - until it came time to see if the salmon was done. Which I was happy to help with. The rest of the time, I sat and read my new Real Simple magazine and watched King of the Hill. We had a fire going and the white christmas lights on (they stay up year round). It was a wonderful, wonderful evening.

Then Lost was on!! I kept thinking, man this one is slow tonight. But then, in the last two minutes, whammo! The big twist! I love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awwww...ain't that sweet. ;>) Sounds just like something Bucky would do for me! Except this Valentine's Day he was working round the clock due to the lovely ice storm we had that knocked out everyone's power. I'm glad Steve's finger healed up well enough that he could cook for you. Tell him to keep up the good work!

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone sure did raise him right.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

How very sweet! Good job, Steve!

1:31 PM  

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