After a very miserable Valentine's Day last year, when Lionel did absolutely nothing...no flowers, no restaurant, didn't even remember...I was pleasantly surprised this year when he actually planned something. Sure, I had reminded him 10 days before, and mentioned it again a couple of times after that, but I still didn't really expect anything. Not even when he mentioned taking me out to dinner a week ago.
Nonetheless, I still decided to get a little dressed up, do my hair and makeup and put on some nice jewelery, to be ready for the time he comes home from work. I did this fully expecting him to have forgotten Valentine's Day again this year, and was hoping more to make him feel REALLY guilty so perhaps next year he would actually plan something, but it turned out that I was the one who was surprised! Not only did he come home with flowers, but he also made reservations at the Mexican restaurant I love (and have been wanting to go back to for months) at Place d'Italie.
So, we had a glass of bubbly we had sitting around the house, and then we headed out for our 9:00 reservations. We had a great meal and great conversation, then headed home where he actually cuddled with me on the couch for the rest of the night (if you knew my husband and his addiction to xbox and the internet, you would understand how truly monumental this was)! All in all it was a great Valentine's Day, and while it may seem simple, I couldn't be happier!
And what did you do for Valentine's Day? Hope it was a great one!