I believe in being up front about what I need and want in my marriage. It makes things a lot easier when I don't have to rely on Bill's mind-reading skills.
Years ago, I plainly told Bill that cards and flowers are nice, but what I really wanted for Valentine's Day was a box of chocolate nuts and chews.
And guess what? Every year, I've been lavished with flowers and a nice big box of Enstrom's chocolates.
This year since I'm still trying to lose weight in my office's Biggest Loser challenge, I told him to skip the candy.
Instead he got me a pair of custom earrings from my favorite jewelry maker, Cari at Wired Originals.
Even more awesome.
Bill's smart that way.
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