Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Obligatory Valentine's Day Post

The Spouse is not one given to grand gestures. He has pulled out all the stops on a handful of occasions in our 16 years but he's really not a chocolates and roses sort of guy. Which is not to say that he is without romantic instincts. He's a big old softy (he cries when Beth dies in "Little Women"). He does nice things for me, like bringing me coffee every morning. He also leaps up and starts singing all of Ewan McGregor's parts during the "Elephant Love Medley" of "Moulin Rouge" and expects me to take Nicole Kidman's lines.

But I don't expect a lot of sappy romance from him on a regular basis. And I long ago stopped caring that such was not his way. I've had sappy romantic boyfriends. After a while they get a little grating. I'm very happy with what I've got: a good man who provides well for his family, takes an interest in my life and supports my endeavors. And he's a good kisser. He watches chick flicks with me. He was there for the birth of his child. It's all good. I love him, he loves me and we don't need a Hallmark event to prove it or say it.

That's why I was so surprised to wake up this morning and find a dozen red roses on my desk. Happy Valentine's Day, Pookie.




BTW, just in case you have no idea what I'm talking about when I refer to the "Elephant Love Medley", here it is. Happy Valentine's Day to you too, dear blog buddies. I ♥ you.





Man! I just love that bit.

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15 Comments:

Blogger Seattle Coffee Girl opined...

Your husband rocks the house. And I'm charmed to learn he's a good kisser! :)

The roses are lovely, and your husband is superfantastic. Happy Valentine's Day, you two...

February 14, 2007 10:53 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Yes, yes he does. And happy Valentine's day to you crazy kids.

February 14, 2007 10:58 AM  
Anonymous the neighbor opined...

Seeing those roses made me a bit verklempt with happiness for you.

Eric, well done - color me impressed.

xo nayb

February 14, 2007 11:36 AM  
Blogger HORIZON opined...

What a lovely surprise Lorraine. l got some flowers too and chocolates so am well pleased- ;)

February 14, 2007 12:00 PM  
Blogger Eric opined...

Aw Shucks, Twernt nuttin.
draws circles in sand with toe

February 14, 2007 12:22 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Neighb, Yeah, I think I'll extend his contract for another year.

Good on your man, Horizon. Have a happy Valentine's Day.

Sure it was, honey. It was a very sweet big deal. And please wipe that sand off your feet before you track it all through my nice clean house.

February 14, 2007 12:25 PM  
Blogger Kendall opined...

A man who knows how to kiss AND watch chick flicks is a keeper!

You are a lucky woman! Does he have a gay brother by chance?

February 14, 2007 12:36 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Sorry, Kendall. Brother, yes; not so much on the gay thing.

February 14, 2007 12:50 PM  
Blogger Jon opined...

Keep in mind what a lucky man HE is! I mean, really.

You're so fortunate. For Valentine's Day today, I Google-Earthed the guy that broke my heart 20 years ago. . Stalking in the 21st century. . . Is that sad or what?

February 14, 2007 1:45 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Well, sure, that goes without saying. Now stop Googling old boyfriends. That's just wrong. Here are some cyber chocolates and a big smooch from me. Isn't that much better?

February 14, 2007 2:43 PM  
Blogger Sling opined...

Yeppers..That Eric fellow is a class act!...Beautiful flowers.
Happy Valentine's day on your house! :)

February 14, 2007 9:20 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Back atcha, bobo.

February 14, 2007 10:05 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric opined...

Romantic gestures are lots more romantic when they come by surprise.

I bet you do a mean Nicole Kidman.

February 15, 2007 7:40 AM  
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