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Valentine's day - What plans?
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screaminghollow    Posted 02-13-2003 at 10:35:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There's what guys get their girls, what girls get their guys and then there is what the guys and girls really want.
A few years ago, I got a doz. roses and some chocolate, and made plans to take the Mrs. out for dinner. She told me I should't waste the money on flowers, chocolate makes her break out and she didn't want to go out for dinner. Before that she seemed to appreciate it. That year, I couldn't win. and I didn't even rate a card.
This year, will get her a rose, some chocolate and got her a pair of diamond earings to match the necklace that WAS appreciated last year.
So what works and don't at your place?

Donna from Mo    Posted 02-14-2003 at 02:47:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I work first shift, my husband works second. So we won't be seeing one another today. I usually use Valentine's Day as an excuse to eat out, but we're dieting, so it wouldn't be any fun to do that. I write a poem every morning, so on Valentine's day I make our marriage the subject of my daily poem. That task is done. I have fulfilled my duty! I already told Cliff not to get me anything fattening, and I feel flowers are a waste of money. So he is pretty much off the hook.

LH    Posted 02-13-2003 at 19:57:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I bought the wife some candy and flowers from the kids, and got the girlfriend some real nice jewelry and a new CD. Unlike lotsa you grouchy old curmudgeon types I tend to be a romantical devil LOL

Darryl    Posted 02-13-2003 at 18:52:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
The wife & I have quite an evening planned... She's going to be about 230 miles away at some artsy-craftsy thing. Last night at class my instructor was practically begging some of the senior ranks to come on Fri. night and help conduct an under-belt testing. Since I'm gonna be alone anyway I volunteered. I'll wind up getting punched, kicked, joint-locked, thrown, etc. by a bunch of black belt wannabes. My night to be 'abuse boy' ;^) It's gettin' harder to run with the kids now that I'm into my 50's. Anyway, it'll be an 'up close and personal' night, just not quite the kind you associate with Valentine's Day.

Bud in NC    Posted 02-13-2003 at 18:42:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Valentine's day is a biggie at our place - mostly because 15 years ago while I was working on the road, my ex was giving me a hard time about living with my girlfriend. I was averaging 4 days a month at home. Being the sophisticated construction type that I am I just figured W.T.H. – next time I’m home we’ll just get married. Sure am glad they didn’t have but 2 weeks to get ready! I found out later that my family would have dumped me and adopted Carol if I hadn’t married her. That was 15 years ago tomorrow. Got big plans for this one – going out to the local Carrabba’s Italian Grill for supper and next week I’m gonna buy her a new knee. She bought me a new hip 3 weeks ago so I feel like I owe her. I’ve had both hips changed out twice now and this is her first knee. I told her I hated it for her but this is the only way I was going to have a chance to get even with her for all the times she’s helped me take a bath, get dressed, fixed and brought meals to me and been there when I was hurting. I guess one of the best things about us being together is that we both wore out together!

kraig WY What Valentine's Day?    Posted 02-13-2003 at 16:39:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just got back from taking my wife to the airport so she can go play in the sand. Wasn't home an hour when my son called. He's presently on annual training, Air Force Reserve (EOD). He told me they were sending him home to get his ducks in order 'cause he got activated also. Already got a son in the regular Navy. Got a step son in the ANG which they haven't got yet. Boy do I feel guilty sitting home twittling my thumbs.

Sid    Posted 02-13-2003 at 17:34:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kraig I can imange how that must feel. I don't know any magic words other than hang in there. My wifes nephew is in Army helicopter school a cousin of mine has a son in the Army another cousin in the Air Force I for one appreciate the choice those people have made to serve our country in that manner and they are in my prayers constantly. My thought are with you may God bless.

Juliana    Posted 02-13-2003 at 15:34:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
My two cents here...what house chore does she really hate? Washing? Cleaning the oven? Hire someone to come in and do this for her, maybe several times a year at very busy times. She will remember your gift more than one day. :-)

Fawteen - Same as every year    Posted 02-13-2003 at 15:25:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
IGNORE IT, just like I do all the other commercially-oriented holidays.

Fawteen - In case    Posted 02-13-2003 at 15:36:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was too subtle [":^)] I REALLY get annoyed by commercial holidays, which is basically ALL of them.

My wife knows I love her by the way I treat her every day, and how often I tell her that, not because some salesmen conned me into dropping a bundle on something she'll look at once and forget.

Thanksgiving is about the only honest holiday left, and they're working on that. We won't even get INTO Christmas...

Greg VT    Posted 02-13-2003 at 16:19:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Fourth of July ain't to bad.

Seems like the only people trying to get in my pocket around then are the beer companies and the purveyors of picnic goodies neither of whom I mind supporting.

Fawteen - Yup    Posted 02-13-2003 at 16:32:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Plumb fergot about that one. Memorial Day too, come ta think of it.

Willy-N    Posted 02-13-2003 at 14:35:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I brought Jewrey home I would be shot. We do not even where wedding rings? I don't own one and the one I gave her was my moms and we keep it in the safe box. I bought some Candy to suprise her with and I get some of it too. We do not do the Halmark thing for them to make money off of. Been happy for over 19 years don't want to change anything now! Mark H.

Good Lord!...Glutton for Punishment?    Posted 02-13-2003 at 13:54:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
So she told you not to waste the money on flowers and chocolate makes her break out, and your getting her a rose and some chocolate!
Maybe you should skip them and stick to the crystals.

Lazy Al    Posted 02-13-2003 at 13:08:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Told the wife I was going to have a quartet come and sing to her .
She said you do and your DEAD

Greg VT    Posted 02-13-2003 at 11:13:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I guess I'm lucky.

Kathleen thinks like me and doesn't go in for these Hallmark holiday's.

Heck, SHE forgot our anniversary last year.

Course everyone I tell that to points out how we always seem to remember the good stuff and forget the bad stuff.

Jim (Mi)    Posted 02-13-2003 at 10:58:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gez that's tomorrow, almost forgot. :>) I asked the girls at work what to get. It is unanimous, perfume, flowers, and a nice dinner. I hate giving flowes because the stupid things shrivel up and die, but she likes, and what she likes I must pretend I do or else. :>( She is really big time on Valentine's, so it is not the money aspect, she has to have all the romance stuff. I always tell her why do we need a day, she is supposed to whine and dine me every day. LOL

Salmoneye    Posted 02-13-2003 at 10:49:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When's Valentines Day?

Les    Posted 02-13-2003 at 12:03:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Perfecto! Who gives a flyin flip? My wife sure doesn't.

Salmoneye    Posted 02-13-2003 at 13:06:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nope...Wife doesn't care...

The Gilr is all hopped up about it from school though...Who do I complain to about that...

Les    Posted 02-13-2003 at 14:13:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's a conspiracy between the candy manufacturers, florists, jewellers and greeting card people. They have suckered this materialistic society into thinking that love = "stuff".

cowgirlj    Posted 02-13-2003 at 10:55:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Salmoneye buddy, you are gonna' be in sooo much trouble tommorrow!

And...    Posted 02-13-2003 at 11:05:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is dfferent how again?



cowgirlj,,, Uhhhhhh    Posted 02-13-2003 at 12:31:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I dunno! Good point! LOL

Jimbob    Posted 02-13-2003 at 10:47:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Per my wife Susie, always enough in the budget for flowers, yet I have to buy her clothes- she is too penny pinching (was poor as a young girl). I never heard of a gal that does not care to go shopping at the Mall. No complaint here!

Scott Hansen    Posted 02-13-2003 at 10:39:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
couldn't tell ya. I'm not divorced for nothing.... :(

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