The romance is still alive

We have been married for 18 years.  I don’t want to say we are post-romance but things are definitely different than they used to be.  The last few years, I have gotten Emily some interesting gifts.  I guess I just figure that we ought to get practical if we are going to be forced into consumerism.  In recent years, I have gotten Emily a muffin pan, a vacuum and a frying pan.  We needed each of those things so I naturally figured that there was no better way to show how much I cared than to give something we need.

Ice cream cake romance

For some reason, Emily doesn’t see it that way.  Anyhow, this year I decided to express my affection in a different way…Emily loves ice cream cakes from Baskin Robbins (and nowhere else) so I got her a cake all for herself.  We also lost our local source of Smucker’s apple jelly.  There is no apple jelly like Smucker’s so I ordered a six-pack online and had it shipped.  Here’s where I get extra credit…I ordered both gifts before Valentine’s day!  Anyhow, I think I hit it on the head this year.  What do you think?

4 thoughts on “The romance is still alive

  1. That is simply lovely. I am a big fan of the necessary gift. My dude got me a Kitchenaide mixer a year or two ago. Although, I think you get quite a few years off with this year’s extravaganza.
    Well played, sir, well played.

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