Wednesday, February 18, 2009

In Honor of the Roman Saint that Was Martyred... Valentine

Note to the Reader: If you're tired of blogs, articles, advertisements about Valentines Day. Skip the sentences with "love" and just read "Funny Story."

Scenario:
  • Ray was gone for business last week, to fly home on the afternoon of Feb 14th.
  • I was gone to Moses Lake trying to get my name legally changed (Side Note: I got to the DMV right as it opened, I was 3rd in line, still sat there for 54 minutes before they called my number).
  • We both planned to meet up on the "Night of Love" in Seattle, for a night of... LOVE.

What Happened Next:

  • On the "Day of Love" I came home to find our new apartment had a beautiful pot of planted red tulips sitting on the kitchen table.
  • There were other things tucked throughout the house also, but they are of a more delicate nature (aka consisting of lace) and so shall be mentioned only here with absolute vagueness.
  • On tulips there was a beautiful note that drew likeness to the color of the tulips and the color of my toenails... Seductive Red



  • I gave Ray white chocolate, pineapple, strawberries, apples, bananas and cream puffs for our Fondue Pot. We had that at our Idaho reception and both of us mourned the fact we didn't get to eat it. It was a hit.

The Point:

  • This was my very first "Man Love" Valentines Day, and the closest thing to it was 2nd grade when Ben Martin wrote "I love you" on my Smurf valentine. Second grade was a looooong time ago.
  • It felt really good... to get a "Man Love" Valentine.

Funny Story:

  • The day after Valentines Day, Ray is sitting on the couch in the living room and calls back to the bedroom, "Cali, should your tulips be sitting next to the heater?" I reply with, "Ummm, I think it's okay. Why?" He pauses for a minute then makes the casual remark, "Because I'm sitting here looking at them and I can see them opening. As in I can see them moving... in real time." I come out to witness the phenomenon. Sure enough, I no longer have tulips. I have daisies.
  • They're now adorning our front stoop, where the heater can't reach them.
  • This event shook Ray's trust in my ability to keep living things alive. I killed Binny our fish the day before. No kids this year.

6 comments:

Darla said...

Cali, Cali, Cali,... I love it when you blog... You two are so perfect together :)

Samantha said...

Whoa Cali. Sounds pretty steamy. I love watching you be married and totally loving your husband!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

I guess that must be why tulips like spring weather better than summer weather. NOW WE KNOW FOR SURE.

Lacy? Delicate nature? Do tell. Do tell. I can't guess the riddle. I thought maybe it was a doiley but your dad said he didn't think so.

What a great valentine's day for you and Ray.

Smurf valentines in 2nd grade. Ben Martin was the nicest kid, wasn't he? When was Ray's last good valentine? Let me guess. It was either Care Bears or Strawberry Shortcake.

Ande Payne said...

Hahaha Cali...you make me laugh. When considering kids: remember when I came to visit you at college...and you only fed me orange and yellow mentos.

That sounds like an awesome Valentines Day...I'm also glad you have "Man Love."

Kevin and Eliza said...

Cali it was fun to run into you and your mom the other day in Winco. Congrats once more on your marriage. What an awesome V-day. Your wedding pictures are beautiful.

Ryan and Haley Krumblis said...

Cali I LOVE IT! I am with your mom....I guessed a doily too! Ryan is expecting a doily or two for his R & R, I told him, "we'll see." I love having "man love". Doesn't it make such a difference!