Friday, June 13, 2008

It's the thought that counts . . .

Or maybe the better title is The Guy is Darn Lucky We're Going on a Fabulous Vacation Tomorrow!



I married an incredibly romantic and thoughtful man. In fact, he's the most romantic and thoughtful man in the world (in my very unbiased opinion.) Anyone who heard our engagement story knows that. But even after we got married, he's continued the good surprises: like in February for Valentine's Day or on our 6 Month Anniversary.



Yesterday happened to be Dia Dos Namorados here in Brasil. It is their Valentine's Day. (Valentine's Day is in February, which is also generally right around Carnaval. For cultural and commercial reasons, that just didn't make much sense here. So, June 12 was chosen as a day to celebrate love. Apparently, June 13 is St. Anthony's Day, known in Brasil as the marriage saint. So there could be some correlation there in the choosing of the date.) I figured my sweet hubby, being the romantical type and all, would do something nice, no doubt.



Late last week he learned he would need to fly down near São Paulo June 12 with his boss to interview some candidates for a job opening. He wasn't expecting to get home until around 11:00 last night. I greeted him at the door with his usual hugs and kisses and he had one hand behind his back. And that's always a good sign. That means he didn't come home to me on Dia dos Namorados empty handed! That means he is going to whip out a bouquet of flowers or a bottle of champagne or some other fabulous goodness for me! And then he said, "I didn't want to come home empty handed, so I brought you this." (Insert his big, sweet, sexy smile here.)









Hmmm, wow, well that looks a lot like the package they wrap up the hot dog in that they give you on the TAM Airline flights.


Oh, but no! I told you he is always full of surprises! This time they handed out hot ham and cheese sandwiches on the one hour flight back home.


He's lucky I subscribe to the "it's the thought that counts" way of thinking. He's lucky his wife feels so bad for him and all the long hours he has been working. He's lucky he married such a low-maintenance, understanding woman. He's lucky he's taking me to Argentina and Chile tomorrow. An Argentinian wine and steak dinner and maybe a new purse (I hear the leather shopping is fab over there), and I can probably forget all about this ham incident. But maybe he should buy me a new pair of leather boots too, just to make sure I don't remember a thing about the sandwich . . . See, I told you he has a low maintenance wife! ;)

9 comments:

Amanda said...

Too funny! I can just picture the whole scene in my mind and I wish I could have been there! So, did you enjoy the late night snack your hubby was so thoughtful to bring you?

Corinne said...

I feel for you. When I try to get my husband to remember dia dos namorados, he points out that we are no longer "namorados" (girlfriend/boyfriend) but husband and wife, so the day no longer applies to us!! But, my husband is terrible with gift giving, so I have given up expecting such. If I were you, I would still milk it for a nice leather gift in BA :)

Emily said...

Actually, it was my lunch today. And yes, I did enjoy it! :)

Last night, our late night snack was creme de papaya that I had made to celebrate the day.

Anonymous said...

If you have not already you must go see the capoeira at Praca Da Savassi at 1 pm every Friday.
(Praça Diogo de Vasconcelos is the official name)
http://www.youtube.com/user/titio29
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeMCTSzllp0&feature=related
This is the best show in Belo Horizonte.

Mamasphere said...

As much as I hate to admit it, that sandwich looks pretty darn good right now! Mmm, hot ham and cheese...

Have fun on your trip!

Aline said...

That's look one in a lifetime present that you will never forget...LOL...
Have fun in your trip...make sure if you are in Argentina in June 18th watch the soccer game versus Brazil with a Brazilian jersey and eating Argentines barbecue...that will give a unforgettable memories
Aline

Lori - Blondie in Brazil said...

Ha, ha! I laughed out loud when I saw the sandwich. I know those well!

Unfortunately I was out of town so we didn't get to celebrate the day. However, we have decided that Brazil is the perfect place to celebrate actual Valentine's Day. No lines or waiting when we go out to dinner! I found it so hard to believe that St. Valentine isn't celebrated with such a strong Catholic influence in the country.

Rodney Chandler said...

Eric made his first mistakes early, by violating the time-honored man-law -- The Law of Diminished Expectations. You see, if you start off remembering all those holidays and being all 'romantical,' then you are expected to go bigger and better every time. He's gotta learn to lower those expectations!
Hope you guys are well,
Rodney Chandler

Olmstead said...

We closed on our house for Valentine's day.... I'm not sure Jason can top that for our 6 mo weddding anniversary next month! Too funny.