I surprised Geoff with a quick getaway this weekend and did my best to spoil him for a couple of days. After a surprise breakfast on Saturday and trip to the movie theater to see The Hobbit with my folks, I told Geoff he had to say goodbye to Reyah (our dog) as we were leaving her with my parents for the night.
He does such a good job taking care of and loving me in so many little ways that it was fun to plan a full day of spoiling fun for him. I was hard pressed to beat Geoff's Birthday last year, which was spent in Jerusalem. That's hard to top. I'm not sure we beat it, but we definitely had a good time together.
That's just not fair.
So, this year, no coupon book. Now, I did write out coupon type cards, and wrapped them individually with prop gifts, but this was a new concept entirely. Instead of coupons he could exchange at will for a back rub or something, he opened consecutive gifts throughout the day corresponding with fun events I had planned in advance. Ladies, this is a great gift for your man. Tested and approved.
We went out of town Saturday night and stayed in a hotel not far down the road in Round Rock, TX. Thank you Priceline. On his Birthday morning, Sunday, Geoff opened a large gift to find 7 or so smaller gifts wrapped inside. The first one was for breakfast - at the highly recommended Round Rock Donut. After enjoying their goodies (he especially loved their Applesauce Cake Donut) he got to open gift #2, and we were off for his massage at a men's spa in Austin. That was the major splurge; the rest were smaller, personalized things like picnics in the park and such. We had a great day together.
We have a lot coming up these first few months of 2014 so it was wonderful to have this past weekend to take a break in preparation for the rush. We've moved into our "new" lodging, an old farmhouse on the outskirts of Temple, TX. Reyah more than anyone is thankful for its best feature, the wide-open spaces where she can run to her hearts content.
On the downside, we don't have internet out there yet, and are having a hard time finding it. This means we've gotten to know the public library and other wifi spots, and are desperately trying to figure out how to bring technology to the farm. Not that we want to be media addicts, but our online based job does require an internet connection - and one faster than the library offers. Hmmm. Still figuring that out, but thankful for a roof over our heads and heaters that work. Anyone else c-cold out there?!?