Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's Weekend

Everyone is posting about all of their ideas for Valentine's Day and unfortunately, I don't know if my boyfriend continues catching up on my blogs or not. I haven't informed him of writing any more and he may not but I'm going to hope he doesn't because usually he mentions reading up on what I write (at least for the articles I write with Examiner.com , but this site, I hope he's forgotten about).

Last year I didn't think he cared too much for valentine's Day becuase on the morning of, he finally got money and was able to go out and buy my gifts; I had an idea of what it was going to consist of because he wasn't good at keeping secrets/surprises to himself haha. (he's better now) but, he got me a gift pertaining to each of my senses, it was really nice; and extra stuff as well. I felt bad because he was tight on money, and didn't know how much he'd get whenever, he was mainly on unemployment. I didn't require him to get me anything but I didn't spend much but made him something (see my last blog).

This year, he had things planned out ahead of time, whereas I was straining thinking up til the last minute what to do for him. I've made him stuff in the past, and Valentine's Day is our romantic holiday; and so is our anniversary but it's different. To me, the anniversary is more important but V-Day is semi-important. It happens to fall on a Sunday this year so it's our weekend.

Coincidentally my friend Lauren wants to hang out friday (there's a slight chance those may be changed to today so it'd be the full weekend at home with him, but who knows, I'm still waiting to hear back from her) but he got upset when I made plans for friday, even though he had plans he could partake in as well. This is when I realized he LOVED Valentine's Day and was absolutely looking forward to it this year. Last year I thought he just bought those gifts at the last min. because he felt he needed to to fulfill the ritual for Valentine's Day for couples. This is only our 2nd together so I'm not expecting a ring, and everyone joked about him getting me one but hell, I don't want a ring haha. Not yet anyways. Down the road maybe. We haven't even been together a full 2 years yet. For me, I'm fine for now :) I still love him though.

I've got a great idea planned that I found online, yes, but it's original and unique and fits us perfectly, so I'm going to attempt in doing this. :) If curious, send me a message or comment or email me (lee.t.griffin@gmail.com) - I'm a bit nervous about posting my idea(s) on here by chance he comes across it and decides to update himself on all my blog postings :)

We have decided to make a weekend out of it and spend it together. We'll do different things like dinner, talking, cherishing our love, etc. but he makes a point to do that a lot these days. . . V-Day just proclaims it a lot more I think.

We have had a rough patch for awhile struggling with things around the house, and, our relationship in general about where it's going, and where we are in our lives individually, so Valentine's Day seems to be coming in perfect timing for us.
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine's for Him

Stephanie Faris aka Steph In The City (http://stephie5741.blogspot.com/2010/02/valentines-day-for-him.html) posted a Group Blog for Thursday and, I had to respond.

This will be the 2nd Valentine's Day for my boyfriend, Mike, and I, and, like many couples, or maybe unlike many couples, we've discussed the holiday. Last year we did the cheesey first valentine's Day stuff. The day of he surprised me with different little gifts representing my favorite scent, favorite color, favorite animal, favorite taste, etc. several things consisting of that. He absolutely loved doing it.

He said "what am i gonna do this year?? I've never been with someone I actually cared about this long" haha. Of course, this was funny to me.

This year seemed like a challenge for him. He'd never really been with someone this long that meant so much to him; he'd always done the 1st Valentine's with a girlfriend, but never a 2nd. He is not one big on surprises, he can't hold them to himself, so he told me, I want to take you to Joe (this hair stylist he used to go to, yes he's a bit of a metro when it comes to his hair, or at least used to be before me), but I've always wanted to get my hair done by Joe but he was always too expensive - he's definitely gay, and, I met him once, but he has a very nice salon, and does national shows and whatnot. He knows what he's doing. I've always been a bit of a cheap skate.

Me, on the other hand, have absolutely no clue as to what to get for him. My boyfriend is very simple, and, he doesn't ask for much, doesn't care for much. Although, last year I bought a styrofoam frame (I guess that's what you'd call the material) but it was all blank. I got a great picture I love of us enlarged, and i put it in the frame, and, it was on the left side, so all on the right side all in the blank space I wrote every which way reasons why I loved him. I got the idea from somewhere I can't remember but I wrote all kinds of things that incorporated memories, and reasons why I loved him. I thought it was pretty good :) He loved it. I put little red syrofoam hearts on the corners of the picture too. A couple fell off but it's the thought that counts right? I think I wrote him a letter to go along with it. He loves my letters. I wrote him one for the first time I celebrated his birthday with him in 08 and, I was really the only one who made a point to get him anything ( long story there ) plus I had just gotten out of the hospital and so it meant a lot to him, esp it being the first without his mom around. There was a lot that happened with us that many people don't experience so young but he has but I've at least been right there with him.

Back on track with Valentine's Day, I'm clueless for what to get him this year.
I like doing unique things for people, not worried about pricey things but simple, and romantic and unique. Any ideas anyone??

I've made mix CDs for him in the past, written letters, did that frame thingy last year. Now where's my creativity gone???? ahh!! And it's 10 days away! He's got my gift already planned out and I know what I'm getting, but for him? Dang.

Thoughts are just going out to dinner but we do that anyways but to Golden Corrall (one of his favorite restaurants, but I can't stand it because I don't really like buffets because I pay more than what I usually eat plus I like more private dinner area places, call me picky) but anyways, I thought about taking him there because I never will go with him and it'll be a treat for him because he's been wanting to go forever. That's one small idea. any others ?? :) We're still young, and not married yet so nothing too drastic but still, I'd like any feedback if possible.

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