Sunday, February 1, 2009

Love Is In The Air

This is the month of love - not only beacuse of valentines day but also because it is our anniversary this month. February remains special for us for this very reason. I still remember, eight years back, when we were on our honeymoon, on our first valentines together we fought. Yes we did. The evening started very mushy mushy, as hubby gave me an extravagant gift and off we went to a very romantic place for dinner. Everything was going fine till we got into an argument somehow and left the place early - both very angry! We made up by the time we reached the hotel (which was an hour away from the restaurant!), but the evening was spoilt. The next year was a more pleasant and hubby surprised me by first taking me to dinner and then staying back the night at the hotel. I was naive enough to not have noticed that he packed my things and kept in the car that evening! But it was a good surprise.

Usually Anniversary for us is celebrated with family and friends. Don't remember spending the night alone ever! But the anniversary eve is reserved for just the two of us. This time it'll be different though. We plan to go out for dinner alone and get drunk. And if you know me, you will also know that it only takes one glass of wine for me to get drunk! Last week, I suffered a hangover the whole of next day because I took a glass of wine. Moral of the story? I will drink 5-6 glasses of wine from now on. Because the next day is going to be just the same ;)


I am wondering what to gift hubby this year. Last year I made a scrapbook of all our correspondence and pictures and presented to him. He loved it but then that was the end of the story. I am the one who is responsible to look after it and make sure it is kept in a safe place! So this year it has to be something more materialistic. I've already gifted him a watch (twice rather), shirt, wallet, key chain, pen - are we left with any more options now? Maybe this time he will have to do with a hug, some flowers and cards alone...what do you say?

And R if you are going to read this post (which I doubt you will!) but just want to say I love you soooo much and hope we can share this wonderful time with each other for a long long time to come.

17 You Spoke:

Just call me 'A' said...

awww so sweet. Men tends to like Gadgets....so if your husband likes gadget get him some gadget and you bet he'll take care of it himself. why don't you book a day at the spa for both of you...the complete work...like a couple massage and things like that. It will be relaxing too :)

Serendipity said...

okie - here are some ideas. :) Ive been thinking all day since a couple other friends have been asking me the same question -
1) A nice massage coupon
2) A leather engraved organiser/wallet or somethign with his name embellished on it
3) A video message of you..
4) A basket full of tiny things - socks, one phto frame, one shirt, a pair of boxers maybe, a chocolate muffin,one packet maggi (for fun hehe), etc...
5) A nice pair of cufflinks (if he wears)

ok, thats all for now. Im all idea'd out :D
Have a good one!

Piper .. said...

:) so sweet! I gifted The G a photobook with all our old pics as well :)
Well, a leather organiser sounds great.And if you want to gift him something more personal, how about a book of coupons you make yourself, one coupon for each day. He can choose whichever he wants,whenever he wants to. Like a dinner for two. Or a movie night out. Or a date at your favourite coffee shop. Or a romantic night out. You get it, dont you? :) But I guess guys would be more excited about 'gadgety' things.

Another Kiran In NYC said...

Happy anniversary!

What about tickets to a game or a show? Perhaps something adventerous... scuba lessons or skydiving tandem jump or something he would not ordinarily do.

DeeplyDip said...

@JCMA: yes my man likes to "sell" gadgets (that's what he does for a living!) and he is very good at it...but i am the who uses them more ;)! ahh...spa sounds good to me...

@Serendipity: idea 1, 3 and 4 sound cool :) thanks...

@Piper: the coupon idea sound fun. I'll try and fit this in somehow...

@AKIN: Thankyou so much...actually you are dot on time :)

Renu said...

WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND MANY MORES TO COME !

MEn may praise our gift..the mushy ones but after that its only we who take care of them:)

I like cufflinks'idea for a gift..bot recently for my son:), My H is now looking for adigtal photframe:)

DeeplyDip said...

@Renu: Thanks a lot renu. I am now stepping out to see what i can get for him...talk about lats minute shopping! ;)

Reflections said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!! So did u decide on anything yet????
Yeah we all go thru this "what to get" dilemma twice a yr:-S.
How abt a nice, soft towelling robe????
I got mine one of those last yr & he was very pleased with it.

Let us know how it went:-)).

DeeplyDip said...

@Reflections: Thanks! Yes it went well and i followed Piper's idea (piper are you reading this?) and made out a coupon booklet for him...he loves it and has kept it safely (for a change i dont have to keep it safe anymore!)...we went for a quite dinner to this asian restaurant...was nice.

Mampi said...

Wow, Feb is a month of love for us too, because our anniversary is also in Feb.
And we fight too, but on anniversary, hehehe.

So did u finally manage to get drunk and have a massive hangover the next day?

happy anniversary and happy years ahead.

Piper .. said...

wowieeee!!! :) I was just going to comment that I loved Reflection`s idea. I`m going to get The G a towel robe! For V-day, ie

DeeplyDip said...

@Mampi: Nice...congratulations :)
Yes managed to drink a full tiki puka puka (have never been able to do that!) so well that was a progress ;) - and yes importantly - got no hangover ;)
Thanks a lot for the wishes

@Piper: Hehe...let me know how it goes...and yes thanks a lot for the idea...R loved it!

dharmabum said...

happy anniversary :)

DeeplyDip said...

@dharmabum: Thanks!

Shalom said...

Hey, Happy Valentine's Day & Happy Anniversary!!!

I didn't have any great suggestions for a gift (the only two men I have bought gifts for are my dad & hubby and what both really need are funky shirts in any colour except blue :D)

But hey, some great ideas over here, I like the organizer and the coupon idea.....that one's really cool!

Nisha said...

hope u had a nice time! n ur R is a sweetheart with all those gifts n all...wish 'everyone' was like that...u know what i mean!!

DeeplyDip said...

@Shalom: thanks. and a happy valentines to you too. yeah the coupons idea was a hit with my hubby so you can try it too :).

@Nisha: Yes went for dinner to the burj! It was nice. i agree he is good sometimes ;) and well I'm sure 'everyone' will read this and get the hint? ;)

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