Wednesday, February 13, 2008
SPC: Blue Week #2
Do you expect much from Valentines Day? When we first got together, I always half expected Aaron to surprise me with a Valentine -- nothing too special, but something. I was always disappointed. I'd come home from work expecting to be greeted by a bouquet of flowers or a heart-shaped box, and I'd just get Aaron asking me what I was cooking for dinner. I've learned to stop expecting and even to stop asking -- when I do suggest something specific (afterall, the guy isn't a mind reader), he gets angry, saying that I'm only spoiling any surprise that he may have been planning. It's too complicated.
He is pretty good with birthdays though (other than the first year of our marriage when he gave me Julia Child's Mastering The Art Of French Cooking as an unsubtle hint that he wanted me to improve my culinary skills). And he has a charming habit of buying me costume jewelry, something I never do for myself. So, in honour of my sometimes romantic husband, here's one of my favourite necklaces, in a shade of blue that he often turns to for his purchases (I have a similar-shaded ring, which I can't model because my hands are way too puffy these days). I love it. And I love it all the more because it was indeed a surprise.