I was planning to boycott this Hallmark holiday for many reasons, none of which are important now. My dear husband has changed all that.
After waking up to a decidedly rude alarm clock this morning, I went through my morning routine of somehow getting to the kitchen and making a cup of freshly brewed coffee. (I LOVE the auto-timer on my coffee-maker). On my way into the kitchen, I noticed something out of place on the table, but didn't stop to check it out; I needed that kick of caffeine before I did anything. Once I had some of that wonderful elixr down my throat, I woke up enough to realize that there was something pink on the table. I went over for a closer look.
At this point, I was still not awake and alert enough to realize it was Valentine's Day. There was something wrapped in clear cellophane with red and white hearts on it, the pink thing was a card, and there was a red, heart-shaped box, with Vicki's name on it. The card had my name on it, so I opened it. My husband picks out the best cards...that's all I'll say about the card. The cellophane-wrapped item turned out to be a chocolate amaretto cake. Mmmmmm. That will be served for dessert tonight.
It's now 5:30 a.m., and time to wake the husband. I went into our room, and I turned on our bathroom light. (I do this so I don't blind him by turning on a light in our room.) Something in the bathroom mirror caught my eye...Big D had bought this window-cling-type things and stuck them to the mirror in our bathroom! Then, on a hunch, I checked the hallway bathroom, a.k.a. Vicki's bathroom, and lo and behold: her mirror is decorated, too! So I woke D, and thanked him for the nice gifts, etc.
We're sitting down in the family room, drinking coffee, and it occurs to me that he must have spent a lot of time doing this stuff after I went to bed last night. So, I have dubbed him "The Super-Stealth Midnight Decorator"! He's a real man!
And as a side note: He beat me to it, again! Every year, I try to get his gift to him before he gives me mine, but as he's not working this year, he had the advantage of being able to stay up late to beat me to the punch!