Lessons learned on Valentine’s Day 2000

I learned a couple of important lessons on Valentine’s Day in 2000.

{OK, so it might have been the year 2000 or it might have been 2001 … it wasn’t long after Lee & I were married in January 1999. The point is, we were newlyweds.}

Early in our relationship we settled into a tradition of staying in on Valentine’s Day and making dinner together. We usually did something simple — like making pizzas — and would watch a movie.

Apparently I still had newlywed brain that particular year. I went out and spent way too much money on some hot pink, sexy get-up. I’m not talking about something simple that E.T. might throw on. I’m talking about something that had multiple components and attachments along with snaps, buckles and such {exaggeration}.

Lee had started making dinner but I was eager to show him my little surprise.

I went to the bedroom and changed.

I waddled down the hallway, pulling this and that trying to get comfortable.

I posed in the doorway of the kitchen.

I cleared my throat to finally get him to look up from the stovetop.

“Oooooohhhh, nice,” he said.

Then he immediately turned his attention back to the stovetop. And kept it there.

After a few awkward moments of standing there in the doorway, I got pissed.

“Fine, if you aren’t interested, I will just take it off,” I said as I turned and headed back down the hallway to change.

People, he kept on cooking. When he realized I’d taken it off and wasn’t just gonna sit there eating dinner in it, he regretted his choices. Too late. The moment was gone.

So what lessons did I learn that Valentine’s Day?

  • Don’t interrupt Lee when he’s cooking a grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Don’t spend a bunch of money on something that’s gonna just get taken off quickly — for good or bad reasons ;-o
  • Never let Lee forget Valentine’s Day 2000. Remind him EVERY. SINGLE. VALENTINE’S. DAY.

Here’s your VERY PUBLIC reminder, Lee. Happy Valentine’s Day sweetie :-D


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  1. Holly February 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    I so remember this! Still laughing!

    • Melinda February 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

      Since you guys were working together back then, I’m wondering if you heard the story from my perspective or his … I’m sure each version is a little different :)

  2. Mel. February 15, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    That’s my Leisure!

    • Melinda February 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

      Just think what would have happened had it been pizza. Probably wouldn’t still be married.

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