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.


Veronique said...

Aww, what a lovely gift!
My boyfriend opted to NOT give me something that he knew that I wanted, a dutch oven, because of the implications ("cook for me, woman!"). I was actually quite bummed :) Yep, gift-giving is tough.

luv Abby said...

What a gorgeous necklace. My man is much the same as yours.... they do make up for it in other ways though huh..... Have a great day.
luv Abby

platinum blonde said...

i love this necklace!!!