The Infamous Peter is very good at remembering holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions. What he is not good at is planning for them ahead of time.
IP owns and runs his own business of which he is the sole employee. When all the work begins and ends with you, you are on the clock 24-7, ever minute of nearly everyday is spent attached to a client or a project. I know, I know, it’s going to be hard for you to believe, but I have been known to pout at times due to the lack of attention I receive compared to his keyboard, but I couldn’t be more proud or supportive of my successful hubby.
He’s never lacking in love, caring, and thoughtfulness….what he’s missing is time.
During his 90+ hour work week, IP regularly forgets to eat, so planning ahead to shop for a special occasion never makes it into the iCalendar. Now, remember I said that he never misses an occasion, so he’s usually ‘that guy’ rummaging through the picked over shelves the day of a holiday, grumbling over not finding what he is looking for, settling for something he is less than thrilled with, all the while trying to come up with a convincing story as to why check-out lane candy and a set of bath towels is the epitome of an excellent present. (No really, that was a mother’s day gift one year. He sold me on the idea it was a ‘spa package’ present.)
On Valentine’s Day last year, he tried to do something different. He dropped into a business the morning of V-Day to order an edible arrangement. Surprise, surprise, he was too late to get an order in for that day. Hello rock, meet hard place. He put the order in anyway, for a delayed sweet treat (good man), and then went the tradition route. In between meetings, he ran to a floral shop and picked up a quick bouquet, dropping it off himself on the way to a shoot. Valentine’s Day saved.
~Sidebar~ Men, please be careful when choosing your floral arrangements. A co-worker received these at work today. I wonder what he REALLY wants for Valentine’s day…..
This year, technology and the modern world collided to create a fantastic Valentine’s Day for me and score major bonus points for IP.
When IP’s alarm goes off in the morning, he turns on Mike and Mike in the morning, transitioning from peaceful slumber to crazy work day with the soothing sounds of a little sports talk in the AM. Apparently, on Monday morning, Mike and Mike set out to rescue their viewers from a potential Valentine’s Day dog house by offering an on-air special. By ordering through a specific website and using a designated promo code, a husband could get free, expedited, guaranteed by Valentine’s Day delivery on an order. IP, being the smart man that he is, jumped on that offer and let Valentine’s Day come to him this year…and saved money in the process.
IP wins major props today. If anyone needs me, I will be in a chocolate strawberry wine coma. I will see you all tomorrow….maybe.