Valentine’s Day Disaster

I had good intentions.  But it all went terribly wrong. After Armando gave me my amazing birthday surprise on Monday, I wanted to do a thoughtful gesture in return and what better way to do that than to make him a 5-course Valentine’s Day Dinner the next day.  He was travelling with work and would…

Best Birthday Surprise Ever!

I had the best birthday morning surprise yesterday…but before I tell you about it, I need to give you a play-by-play of the night before so you can totally appreciate the surprise like I did. Sunday Feb.12 11:00 PM  Armando and I are on our computers, studying and researching, respectively.  Armando looks exhausted from his…

OUR WEDDING DAY

The ocean breeze.  Crashing waves.  The butterflies of excitement. Violin music floating through the air. Engulfed in love, surrounded by family and friends. Tradition is present.  Two cultures combined. The squeezing of hands.  The stolen glances.  Words spoken from the heart. Mr. and Mrs.  Sealed with a kiss.  Bonded with a hug.  Now together as…

The Sweetest Liar

Armando is at it again…lying to me. When I do a grocery store run, Armando often yells out to me as I’m walking out the door, “Buy me a treat!”.  And when I come back, I always have something for him.  So the other day when Armando was leaving to pick up some things we…

The Little Box of Tampons

What gift screams, “I LOVE YOU!”? Is it diamonds?  Plane tickets to an exotic island?  A spa gift card? Nah….a guy truly loves you when he buys you tampons.  Yes, the dreaded T-word.  Most guys’ eyes pop out of their heads as they look at you in horror realizing that you had the audacity to…

Dance Me Back to Another Time

Make up…Done.  Hair…Done.  Slip on Dress.  Strap on heels.  Ready to head back to another place.  Another time.  Another era. As we walk into the grand room, we are surrounded with an endless sea of tables covered in white linen and sparkling silverware.  In the middle is an empty dance floor, and at the end…

Just Because Gifts

Got some bee-u-teeful flowers today!!  Nope, it wasn’t my birthday.  Not our anniversary.  No celebrations of any sort on this day.  And no, these are not Armando-trying-to-get-out-of-the-doghouse flowers.  He brought them home today for me, Just Because. I love those gifts.  No special reason, other than he was thinking of me.  Don’t know how I…