Friday marked eleven (11!) years since David picked me up at my parents' house and we went on our first date (you can read all about it here).
As we're still working on this transition back from the bacchanalia of Christmas break this week (meaning Zuzu has a bedtime, a bedtime routine, and goes to sleep in her crib!), we opted not to go out to dinner somewhere. Zuzu can no longer be counted to sleep through a leisurely dinner out, and after a long week of being back at work, we were both content with a low-key evening at home (also we are super boring now). But! David truly surprised me when he walked in the door with a bouquet of fresh flowers! Specifically, a dozen red roses (because sometimes a girl just wants to get red roses, am I right?). So that made the evening feel pretty special.
|Girls like roses!|
I guess I shouldn't have been super surprised, because David does tend to buy flowers for special occasions (what a nice husband!), but we don't typically do gifts for our first date anniversary, so David didn't expect me to have a present for him. BUT I DID. (what an awesome wife)
I told him that his gift was in the drawer of the kitchen.
He looked skeptical.
"This drawer?" he said, touching the knob cautiously.
I nodded and he gave me A Look, and then slowly pulled the drawer open, backing away as though he expected a small explosion, or a snake to jump out of it or something (I swear, you put a fake spider on a guy's pillow ONE TIME and he gets all paranoid on you).
But this was a true gift from the heart:
Yes, folks. That's an extendable bamboo drawer organizer!
I picked it up yesterday at TJ Maxx. The moment I saw it, I thought, "David would love this! It would organize that one drawer that's always a mess." I knew that it really would be a gift that keeps on giving!
It was originally $19.99 but there was a crack in it (visible there just betwen the vegetable peeler and the garlic press). There weren't any others like it, so I (very politely) asked about a discount at the register and got it for $14. Score!
And just as I predicted, David was genuinely thrilled.
Happy Anniversary, honey. I'm really glad you called me at my parents' house eleven years ago. You're still the one.