Girls Write Out
Wednesday, February 14, 2007

My husband has always been a romantic, but, well, things have changed. It’s not his fault. We’ve just both grown--practical. We don’t like to shell out the big bucks for cards the way we used to. The fact of the matter is I’d rather use that money on a mocha latte. So now when there’s a special day, we simply go to the store together, look through the cards and pull out the one we WOULD buy if we were so inclined, and then show it to each other. After enjoying a moment of warm fuzzies, hubby grabs my hand, and we happily head over to the coffee shop.

Besides, he shows me every day that he loves me in the little things. Things like getting my coffee for me in the morning, filling the gas tank in my car, and replacing empty toilet paper rolls. You’ve just got to admire that in a man.

Today, however, due to a blizzard, we’re stuck in the house. That means no card shopping at the store. The good news is hubby is snowed in too. We’ll search the net for an appropriate e-card--or pull out an old one we've kept but neither can remember--and have another warm fuzzy moment. Did I mention that he occasionally pulls out the romantic music and while flames flicker in the fireplace, he dances me around the family room? In my book, that’s better than a card.

So if your significant other doesn’t get you what you’d hoped for today, just remember, it’s the daily stuff that matters.

But just for the record, if he forgets the DeBrand Truffles, the man is history.
Diann Hunt  
posted at 9:00 AM  
  Comments (16)
 
 
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16 Comments:
At 10:56 PM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

Awe, Diann, you're so much sweeter than I am. Like you, we're all snowed in and I told my husband that was no excuse. He knew Valentine's Day was coming since last year. ;)

Actually, we don't do much anyway. We'll go to supper this weekend but that's as exciting as it gets. If you get the DeBrands, have a maple cream for me. ;)Those are my favorites.

 
At 1:25 AM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

LOL. I read this story too fast and thought you wrote that "he dances around me". I was trying to picture that.

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

BLOG UPDATE:

I got my chocolate caramel truffles and an e-card!! Whoohoooo!!!!!! It IS a good day!!!

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh I'm jealous. DeBrand truffles is too far away for me to get any this week with the blizzard raging the last two days. Eat one for me, Di.

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

No blizzards down here! But it IS freezing--67 and rising! GRIN. Your man sounds like a keeper!

Enjoyed your post. You ALWAYS make me laugh. ALWAYS.

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

What ARE DeBrands truffles? I've never had one in my life.... therefore I'm sure my husband will forget. of course, he's already forgotten Valentines Day too, but after Diann's post, I can forgive him. I think the exploded car transmission and 3 papers due for his Masters of Div have something to do with it. At least one of my youth kids from church remembered. She left 1/2 dozen roses with a big glittery heart on my back door. I love my "kids"!!

From a warmly touched youth director's heart....me

Happy Valentine's Day, you all!!

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

Well, my husband isn't much of a romantic. He can be prompted to bring flowers or take me to dinner - when I remind him. LOL! But he's a wonderful father and a fabulous husband. He would just rather clean the house to show he loves me than buy me flowers and chocolate. :-) Since cleaning isn't my favorite thing, it works.

However, yesterday I said to him, "You know, you don't really need to bring me flowers ever again. I think they're nice, but I'd rather have a good book instead. Flowers die - books don't." So, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping he'll remember to stop there on his way home from work! And bring chocolate, of course!

Happy Valentines Day, everyone!

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

My husband and I are both perfectionists, which means we are both terrible at gifts. Receiving and giving them. Now I just tell him what I want and point him in the right direction. Last year, he bought me a watch from BlueNile.com and this year sunglasses that I've been waiting for for a year. Kaenon's, they're light and perfect year round. See? Everybody's happy. I got him a card because he hates to get gifts. Seriously. Isn't that weird? LOL

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Shauna, a good book is a GREAT idea for Valentine's Day! A LOVE story, of course. *g*

Hubby read the blog, and since we're snowed in, he's been sending me e-cards every hour all day long! LOL!

As you know we have four granddaughters and we just found out TODAY that my daughter is pregnant with a BOY!! What fun!!!

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Di--Yay! A boy to mix it up with all those girls! What a nice Valentine for you!

You and your hubby sound just like you and mine. My guy is SO GOOD to me every day that artificially forcing the point seems so...artificial. I, too, have put the kabosh on flowers, and this year--for the first time ever--cards.

Books, however, both of us love. So, I have to admit, we did exchange books to celebrate the day. And coffee!!

Katy McKenna www.fallible.com

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

I REALLY need to do some self-editing!!!

"You and your hubby sound just like you and mine..."

Yikes!!! Don't tell the fellows, OK?

Katy

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Yep, separated at birth. Us, too. I had to laugh at mine today (hubby, I mean).

This morning, he let me sleep in (meaning he was quiet after he got up and didn't bang around in the kitchen) and when I finally walked into the family room, he wished me happy Valentine's Day.

hen he looked at me out of the corner of his eye and asked, "We didn't do anything ... did we?"

The speculative sound in his voice nearly made me laugh. Poor baby. But I could answer him honestly. No we didn't - meaning I didn't get him a card or a present, and so he hadn't let me down. ;)

To elaborate ... my dh is English - from across the pond. He wasn't raised with all the folderol we do here in the states over holidays, so it doesn't come natural for him.

That's okay. I just go to the mall and buy myself whatever I'd like. :o)) Works for me.

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

I love this!! We've never been big on celebrating Valentine's Day, it should be happening year round, right? I'd rather have the time committment than the flowers and cards. The chocolate, well, that would be nice, but not neccesary. Just the time.

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger kt said...

lol, I like that you pick out cards that you WOULD buy and show them to eachother, that's funny.

 
At 2:06 AM, Blogger Bethanie said...

i've never really done anything for valentine's day. i think i had a boyfriend for 2 of them... i'm sure we did something, but that was too long ago now.

but what i wanted to say is that i'm going to the USA in june/july (los angeles actually) and this is my list of things to do
1 go to disneyland again
2 eat debrand truffles - you've got me really curious!

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

Yummy! I got chocolate too! And cards. :)

 

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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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