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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Could someone define extravagant? Because I am confused...

So, a week ago I mentioned to Mike that we could ignore Valentines Day because we had only been dating a month and it was a lot of pressure to put on a new relationship. He was appalled that I would suggest such a thing. He mentioned that he was not going to ignore it but hoped I didn't expect anything extravagant. Ok, sounds good. Right? I found a perfect card, made homemade meatballs, and his favorite dessert of pecan pie. Mike started Valentines Day on thursday by sending 2 dozen long stem roses to the office. I was overwhelmed and briefly thought I was behind the eight ball with my efforts but did not want to go overboard. A homemade dinner and dessert takes time, effort, and thought, I was good.

So Mike arrives on Saturday afternoon to find the pecan pie on the table with the card. He paused, seemed upset, and said he didn't get me a card. I replied, yes you did - it came with the roses. That was not good enough apparantly because then he said he had instead gotten me something else and hands me this:

I thanked him appropriately and then told him I was frightened to see what extravagant was if this was not. He laughed... The night went downhill from there. I have fairly severe acid reflux and was taken down flat. I am afraid that our first Valentine's Day was spent with me throwing up and Mike rubbing my back telling me how much he had fallen in love with me. Sunday, I was feeling better and went to Mike's so that he could watch the Nascar race on his 50 inch high def tv while I slept on his couch. Unfortunately, I kept him up all night with continued belly issues of the lower end. As I left in the morning for work, he told me again how much he loved me, had fallen in love with me, and was enjoying himself. I think he has survived the trial by fire...

Today the girls called me to tell me that once again I had something waiting for me in the office. What I found waiting for me was another two dozen roses. Apparantly, the first 2 dozen were not acceptable being 2 roses short and another one being beheaded on the delivery. Mike politely emailed the company and told them he was unhappy. They offered to either refund or resend and since I was not feeling well, he thought they would brighten my day and had them resend new ones. Seriously? This is not extravagant?


Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I like Mike. He knows how to treat a lady- acid reflux, tummy issues, and all.

karengberger said...

Oh my goodness. Oh, wow; I like Mike, too. He is sounding better all the time.
You are worth it! To him, this may not be extravagent; it may be a form of rejoicing and gratitude for having found you. God bless you and Mike and your mutual enjoyment & appreciation of one another!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Hello? Mike? Got any brothers in the San Diego area? I've some single lady friends out here who would love, I mean LURVE, some of your brand of TLC. :-)

Seriously though, this is wonderful. I'm with Karen....he is rejoicing and thanking God for his good fortune.

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HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Well, well, well..... I miss a month on your blog and you go and FALL IN LOVE?!?!!?!?!?!


I just read the whole thing, from the bottom up... this is fabulous... and I mean fabulous! Mike sounds like he was CREATED from a compilation of Cosmo quizzes... all but PERFECT!

Seriously, Amanda, I am really, really really happy for you! This is wonderful news!


Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so glad things are going well for you happy for you.
And he is a good guy if he rubs your back while you are sick....good guy indeed.