He proposed on a Valentineâ€™s Day, although he didnâ€™t do it face to face, he did it in one of the little Valentine bits in the paper. I think he had to pay for it by the word, because it just said “Lee love Dawn, marriage?” which you know, I like, because itâ€™s not often you get to something thatâ€™s both romantic and thrifty. -Dawn, The Office
I can’t believe how fast January has gone by. It’s almost February, which means both Match’s birthday and Valentine’s Day are coming up. With Match still being out of work, any sort of gift giving event has become a sore subject. I want to do something nice for him, but I also don’t want him to feel guilty. We thought he’d have started his new job by now, but they’re really giving him the run around. Three weeks for a background check just to be a security guard/EMT? WTF?! Grrr….anyways…
I’m throwing him a birthday party which he is excited about, and I’ve agreed not to do a big gift. I know time and having fun together is more important than gifts. Still, it goes against my nature to not make a fuss and get him something he’ll love on his birthday.
Valentine’s Day on the other hand, has never been that big of a holiday for me. I always felt that it was kind of forced, and I’ve never had that great of an experience. Last year’s mellow stay at home Valentine’s Day with Match was definitely one of my favorites. I don’t want Match to feel like he needs to take out a cash advance at his new job just to please me on Vday. I think private dance lessons from him in our living room (preparing for that dreaded first dance!) or even a drive out to the coast together would be the best present he could give me. Now I’ve just got to come up with my own homemade gift for him.
Anyone out there have a great Valentine’s Day story? I’d love to hear it!