“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

I got back into town last night just in time to cool my heels for two and a half hours in the Little Rock Airport waiting for my mom’s plane to arrive from Minneapolis.  By the time we got home it was 1 am, and Valentine’s Day had already started.

And it had.

Waiting for me on the kitchen table were flowers in a vase, an enormous heart-shaped box of chocolate, and TWO cards.  One from each of my favorite men.  But this wasn’t the best part.

 My house.  Was.  IMMACULATE.

Top to bottom.  Floors vaccumed.  Beds made.  Dishes washed.  Counters scrubbed.  Clothes put away.

I had been a bit stressed because my business trip meant I didn’t have time to clean my house for my mom’s visit.  If you know my family history with domestic cleanliness, you would understand the degree of consternation this engenders.  Let me put it this way – the smell of Pine-Sol is nostalgic for me.

I actually had tears in my eyes.

Tomorrow, my mom will get some serious Harry-time, while Kris and I will get some serious “adult” time.  Picnic dinner from Fresh Market.  Wine in the hotel room.  Breakfast in bed.

It’s like Christmas.  Only much sexier. 

February 14th, 2008 at 11:07 pm
5 Responses to “This Blog Closed for Valentine’s Day…”
  1. 1
    jodi Says:

    how nice is your husband?

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. 2
    Kat Says:

    My admitted jealousy is only overshadowed by the fact that Paul let me come to Estrella by myself. Lucky you!

  3. 3
    Steph Says:

    I love flowers. I love chocolate. I love sparklies. But they all pale in comparison to those gifts of effort, of thoughtfulness, of awareness. When someone loves you enough to recognize what really needs to be done and then takes the time to do it … that is true love, and those are the gifts that always choke me up.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you all.

  4. 4
    Cinnkitty Says:

    Nothing says love like a man who will clean to YOUR specifications.. ha.ha.ha.. How awesome! 🙂

  5. 5
    Tracey Says:

    THAT is one of the best gifts a man can ever give his wife: understanding her needs and then taking care of them without hesitation. And any man who will clean just because he knows how important it is to you? Yeah, he’s AWESOME!! I’m so glad you two have each other!!!