Monday, November 24, 2008

fair maiden's birthday

A series of hallmark birthday e-cards sent to me from Dragonslayer:

Monday: Happy 2 days before your birthday, you beautiful sweet girl. Just remember, this semester is almost over - then you can never go back, if you so choose! I love you!

Tuesday: You are adorable, and worth every effort - even if it knocks me out! I love you a ton, and hope you have a happy birthday!

Wednesday: I love you now more than I ever have. When I think about hanging out with you, I get a smile on my face and I hear your adorable giggle. I love you, you sweet, adorable, beautiful woman. I hope you'll be my wife for ever and ever.

Then the day of my birthday dawned and Dragonslayer delivered on just what I had asked for: presents. Which he proceeded to give to me over the course of the day. There were perfume samples and moisturizer (proof Monsieur Dragonslayer reads my blog); a funny gag gift: a paper bag full of del scorcho sauce from Del Taco - delivered via a joint venture with sistah Sarah. Lastly some books: Anne of Green Gables 100th Anniversary Edition and the box set because mine was ruined a few years ago.

As for the rest of the birthday celebration (which Dragonslayer supported) it involved having dinner with friends Matt, Kathryn & Riley [and out-of-town guest] here on Wednesday (my birthday) at Noodles & Company to which I wore the crown sent in a pampering supplies care package from Mary. Then on Thursday we went out with Melanie & Jason to a local brewery & restaurant called Deschutes(the root beer is super yummy) where I was presented with my gift of a poem. Friday Kathryn had made dinner [yum!!] and a pumpkin cheesecake. Thankfully Josh & Teresa; and Ben & Jenica were on hand to help us eat it all up. Lastly Kathryn and I went shopping at Anthropologie on Saturday [using the gift card from her in conjunction with my current store of gift cards].

Basically it was a perfect birthday celebration!

Thank you to all who cared.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

attention. attention, attention

Dragonslayer is not what you would call romantically-minded. usually his attempts go a bit awry, all very sweet and endearing, very much the "thought that counts" but I wouldn't say I'm often swept off my feet (unless he picked me and then knocked my head or my feet into a wall or door jamb)

anyway . . . what Dragonslayer is, is extremely attentive. if I'm thirsty he brings me water. if I'm sleepy he tucks me into bed. if I'm hungry he gets me food. if I'm weary he makes sure I have bubble-bath and warm water. he lets me decorate however I want. and gives me spending money to buy things from my favorite store. he makes sure I can get my hair cut at a place I like. he always smiles at me when I come running out of the grocery store because I stopped to smell the flowers. he holds me if I ask to be held - or if I'm just crying - and lets me change the channel when  I ask. he cancels outings when I don't want to go. and calls financial institutions because I don't like talking to them. in fact, he makes phone calls in general for me because I'm afraid of the telephone. and when I'm ill, as I often am, he cares for me and stays with me and does what he can to make me comfortable. and, yes, (as the picture illustrates) he'll hold the umbrella for me in the rain.

he's really a wonderful husband.