Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Romantic Guy

Happy Valentines Day! Look at what I got!! A golf cart. Love of my life is a true romantic, don't you think?

Throughout the years he has come up with many unusual gifts. This one is not all that unique. Actually I really appreciate this one. I will be able to zip around the park quickly when time is of the essence. Like when I need to deliver firewood to a campsite and I am here all alone. I have to lock up the office and usually I just grab the wheelbarrow and haul it. I don't mind walking, but when I am way in the back of the park delivering and I have a rig pull in ...... well lets just say that I doubt I look very graceful running back to the office behind an empty wheelbarrow. I am always afraid I am going to step in a hole and fall flat on my face ..........


So, this is a wonderful and thoughtful gift, just not romantic. I am not complaining. I love this golf cart! It is a four seater. I can use it to show sites. The back seat folds down and presents a platform on which to haul things ...... like firewood and bags of trash and plants! But most importantly ........ I can chauffeur all my grandchildren around in it!

Back to the gifts of holidays past, many come to mind. There are of course those items that were bought for me that were really for him ..... mostly electronic gadgets that I had never, ever shown any desire for what-so-ever. There are those items that I knew some sales person had helped him select at the last minute because he had forgotten what day it was. But ....... the most memorable ones are those that he asked what I wanted and took my word very literally. I have gotten clothespins and trashcans for Christmas. The most memorable gift that he ever got me was for Mother's Day 1985. He asked me what I wanted. I hated to be asked (not anymore) and told him that I needed to fertilize the flower beds I had been working on. I was actually side stepping his question and was truly surprised when he presented me with 40 lbs. of cow manure. Yes, he did. I was the one person who could honestly answer the question "what did you get?" with "a bunch of shit!". Did I mention what a romantic guy he is?

15 comments:

Sanetha said...

Gotta love practical guys. Practical can be romantic!!

houndstooth said...

Ahhhh l'amour!

Lorenza said...

Your Valentine's present is pawesome!
Romantic? Maybe not but he gave it to you thinking on a way to make your life easier! And that is romantic!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

jojo said...

you paint such a pretty picture (in my head) running behind a wheelbarrow, a pile of *hit!! You are too funny. Great gift, I think it will be quite fun and useful...good guy you've got there.

luksky said...

Cool gift!! Our first Valentine's day together while we were dating hubby told me he did not celebrate Valentine's day because it was a marketing scheme.

He has stayed true to his word for the 11 years I have been with him.

Emma Rose said...

I got a big fancy treadmill for Valentines Day! I actually wanted one, but still.....
So I went to the store and bought the red leather purse I've had my eye on. :) The store was filled with men buying flowers and candy. I was quite amused.

The Duchess

Masala Chica said...

He sounds absolutely lovely :-)

Brian Miller said...

lol. i want a golf cart. you gotta help us guys out. just say what you mean it will be a whole lot easier on all of us. smiles.

ellen abbott said...

That golf cart is mighty fine!

Mamma has spoken said...

The best gifts, IMHO, are the ones we can use the most. Hubby did great!
As for gifts, once my hubby gave me men's cologne because he liked the smell of it.....

SkippyMom said...

The fertilizer cracked me up.

The funniest gift Pooldad gave me was Victoria Secret's lingerie. What is wrong with lovely, tasteful lingerie you ask? I had just given birth 3 days before - ahem - romance was the absolute last thing on my mind.

Of course I cried like a ninny.

Stephanie said...

Fertilizer. That's really funny!

JOY said...

Love the golf cart - how fun! It shows your hubby takes care of you in his own way. I know you will have a big smile on your face riding it around the park! That would be a blast!

Pat said...

Holy crap! That tops even my worst gift! Too funny! Gotta love 'em!

Nice golf cart, though! Sounds like you could really use it, too!

Whitney Lee said...

I love the golf cart!

I'm pretty practical myself so I've always gotten excited by gifts that make my life easier (like the new stove or the garbage disposal). I gotta say, I love the fertilizer gift!