But I will admit, when he does give me a gift, I am delighted. Not so much what he buys me, but the thought behind it. He knows that I am a frustrated interior designer and that decorating my home is alot of fun for me. So anything that I can decorate my walls with, I like.
So imagine my excitement when he came home with this really cool magnet board, created by our artist friends at Marchen Studios. The funny thing is, I was just over there to visit their new studio space and I mentioned to Michael how cool the boards were. You have to understand, Michael isn't the type to remember those things I "mention" cuz I happen to "mention" lots of things all day and to be frank, I think he tunes me out alot of the time. When he walked in with gift, I was totally surprised.
I will admit that my first response was, "Oh! The one with the red frame....I liked the other one with the dark green frame..." because I am so not a red person but when I saw his face fall--aaarrggghh I just wanted to slap my own mouth shut. After all, he went out and bought this beautiful gift for me...something he doesn't do that often...and then I say this...smart move, Denise!
I just thought the red frame would look wierd against my green walls...but after we hung it up, it went well with some of my red-orange Bauer and Fiesta pottery...and I realized how beautiful it was. Not only because of the craftsmanship, but because my love took the time to go out and buy it for me--complete with really cool magnets!
I kept looking at it all night. I realized how much I loved it because he picked it out for me. The dark green frame wouldn't have stood out so nicely. I am always amazed when I find that if I keep my thoughts to myself (because I don't have to say everything and I don't always have to have my own way) and I let myself submit...I am always blessed by my husband's gentleness and thoughtfulness toward me.
My love note! Long or short, I love his love notes!
My two favorite magnets...love and Frida.