luv and such

So, I am a pretty practical guy.  It drives my fashion (I always wear sensible shoes), my politics and even my romantical side.  I understand that lots of things go into driving our economy so I am proud to do my part and participate in the Valentine’s day festivities…but my practical side kicks in too.

Emily and I have been buying small things the past month or so and calling them early Valentine’s day presents (there were some great after-Christmas sales, afterall).  Still, being ever-so-slightly brighter than a toaster oven (which I also got in an after-Christmas sale), I knew that I had better have something in hand for the Mrs. come Valentine’s morning.  The boy and I went to the local big-box purveyor of Chinese goods and I quickly spotted my prize.  You see, Emily has been complaining about having only one small non-stick pan in which to cook my eggs and sausage in the morning.

China-Mart had a super deal on 2 Farberware non-stick pans and their bases were even coated in red enamel…and folks think I don’t speak the language of love!  I proudly placed my take on the cashier’s stand and she looked at me funny.  I sort of figured she was a bit jealous of the catch my wife had found, but I usually can’t read women very well.  Anyhow, we headed home and I hid her present so she would be surprised!

Just like a kid on Christmas morning, I woke early and fetched my gift and woke Emily and presented her with her apron and the new red pans.  At that point, things get a little fuzzy.  I guess she must have slipped getting out of bed, or maybe she had a nerve twitch, but somehow, the pan handle must have fallen into her hand and as she swung her arm to catch her balance, the pans whacked me in the head.  I don’t remember much else except waking up in a hospital bed with IVs stuck in my arms.

So, while my Valentine’s day was somewhat unusual, I am sure Emily liked her new pans and I saved us some cold hard cash by pocketing the pudding cups and packs of crackers that came with my hospital meals…all in all, I’d say it was a pretty good Valentine’s day!

6 thoughts on “luv and such

  1. The Evil Twin and I don’t usually exchange gifts, but he did get me a box of fancy Dove chocolates and a fancy bottle of wine (I buy the box o’ hooch for myself – this one is a real bottle with a real cork!). 🙂
    .-= Evil Twin’s Wife´s last blog ..Title =-.

  2. Hey, if you love your wife get rid of the non-stick pans. That stuff is deadly. Do a bit of surfing and read the bad results. Can’t beat good old cast iron cookware.

  3. ROFL…oh my, you didn’t really give here those did you? To make YOUR eggs in?

    I have a friend who got a brand spanking new ironing board for her anniversary…she didn’t iron his clothes till their next anniversary when he gave her some jewelry!

    Hope you don’t have to wait a year for your sausage and eggs…although I wouldn’t blame her. Kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Lost Jeans not Me Monday =-.

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