April 21, 2010
A Suprise for My Love!
I tell ya sometimes I must toot my own horn and today's one of those days!
A little back story: In October of last year our Land Rover was car-jacked. We had just drove into town from visiting with my hubby's family and we hadn't fully un-packed the SUV when my husband went to wash it. No one was hurt (I was home-so I wasn't involved) but once everything cooled down we realized my husband's golf clubs, new golf shoes and all his golf accessories were gone! Now my husband is a wonderful man and very frugal! How he ended up with a diva like myself makes me chuckle because I have NO problem spending money!! Ha! He on the other hand has to be talked into spending money and it still makes him cringe! I buy his clothes because again he will not shop for his self! If I buy him a shirt and he sees the price tag it literally makes him light-headed! With that being said there was no way he was going to replace those clubs any time soon.
So at this point 6 months have passed since the incident and it's spring and the weather is looking fabulous and my dear sweet hubby has no clubs! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr now in my mind I have always wanted to buy my husband new clubs but as time progressed he started building up his previous set so there was no urgency.
Since the car-jacking I have been putting back money so I could replace his stolen clubs and today was the BIG DAY! So I e-mailed one of his golf buddies to tell him the news and to see if he was available to play. He was so stoked for Tommy but leaving town for 6 days. So I went onto Facebook and found a name of another golf buddy who I did not know as well but I needed to get the ball rolling. So I emailed him and explained that I was replacing his clubs and asked was he available to play? He was STOKEDDDDDD and emailed me back seriously within 30 seconds with a HELL YEAH! He set up a tee-time for them because I had no clue how to do that or what course etc... So now I had an accomplice! (insert evil laugh here) Bwhahaaaaaaaaaaa! Due to the weather the tee-time moved from Saturday to Thursday then to Wednesday!! Oh weather fairy why did you hate thee!?? Gasp~
Yikes! That gave me that evening to get it done because it was already Tuesday!!!
Now I had to trick my husband into leaving the office for a few hours because he was going to work late to stay on top of the new night-shift. I also needed to trick him into taking the next day off. So I called (here's the conversation)
(Me)"Babe can you come home for a few hours I want to spend some time with you"?
(He) "Okkkkkkkk what's going on"?
(Me) " Nothing babe I just want to see you"
(He) " (suspiciously) Ummmm hmmmmm alright, what time?"
(Me) " I guess be here by the time I get off so we can avoid traffic"
(He) " OK is there anything else" (in his smart azz tone)
(Me) "Well since you mentioned it (in my smart-ER azz tone) can you take off during the day tmrw? I need you to do something with me.
(He) "Ok, but are you going to tell me what's going on"???????? (w/ a slightly aggravated tone)
(Me) "Ummmm No see you in a few" (with a spoiled brat- I always get my way tone)
So I get home at 3:00 and he was already there and on the couch. It shocked me b/c I didn't have my "lie" together yet. As soon as he saw me he's like "what's up, where are we going"????? I just told him to stop asking questions and I'd tell him after I got dressed. I started changing (b/c yes surprises require wardrobe changes-hee hee) and sent him to pull the truck around and told him I'd meet him in the front. I finished primping and on my way down in the elevator I called my cousin and told her to call me in 10 minutes. She wanted to know why of course and I'm like dudeeeeeeeeeee I don't have time to tell you. I'm trying to surprise Tommy and I just need you to call in 10 minutes. I'll be rambling in your ear so just go with it. She obliged of course because she ROCKS!!
I get in the truck and I tell the hubs to head toward the Galleria. My cousin calls right on time as we are approaching the area and I say her name purposely and ramble a bit "oh your running late-well OK we will just kill some time blah blah blah." So he says we are meeting your cousin? I said yes and her boyfriend for an early dinner and he was like why didn't you tell me I said I just wanted to surprise you with something different mid-week. He was like oh ok cool. I said they are running late though so let's go into some stores. Welllllllll it just so happened we were in that exact same area on Saturday and we had already looked at the stores so he didn't want to do that. I said well let's look in Pier One (which i do not like therefore didn't go into that previous Saturday) b/c I heard they have a new buyer (yep off the top of my head). He bought it..hook..line and sinker baby! Woot!
So we look around Pier One and my mind is racing as to how I'm going to get him over to the sporting goods store that we were just in on Saturday without tipping him off. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks BAM! Running shoes-Sweet! (We had started running a few months ago so we wanted to get new running shoes before we did our first 5K outside). So I say hey babe when we were in Dick's we forgot to look at the running shoes. I think we still have time and he was like oh yeah I meant to look Saturday but forgot. So we walk down the side walk, into the store and head straight to running shoes. We browse for a while and then I say we'd better go they are probably here now. We started making our way to the front of the store and we walk pass the golf section and I nonchalantly say "I wonder if those clubs you loved are still here"? So we go look and they were of course so he starts foaming at the mouth over the brilliance that is GOLF! Like clock-work the associate comes over and says do you need any help sir? He says no, just looking--then I chime in with "actually he does! He's here to get all new golf clubs"!!! SURPRISEEEEEEEEE!!!
He was stunned, shocked, numb, dumbfounded- you name it- he was it! It was fabulous!!! My husband does not handle surprises well at all (worst surprise receiver EVER! lol) he just doesn't know how to accept them but once the shock blew over he was all over it! He tested drivers, 3-woods, hybrids, etc and used the simulator but wanted to price compare! So we bought a bag, hat and irons and then headed to another golf store for more variety. He again browsed, used simulator and then purchased a driver. After store # 2 we went to eat b/c we were starving! Then off to golf store #3 for more of the same (simulator, lots of browsing, putting, etc). We bought 2 pairs of shoes, golf balls and a putter thingee. Next was on to the fourth and final store (which was also the first store) to get the the last club and a glove. After all was said and done it was a 5 hour shopping spree of whatever he wanted. I was exhausted but very happy for him! It was like Christmas morning for my love. I know nothing about golf so everything he was saying was over my head so I just smiled and nodded. However, it was wonderful to see him enjoy his self and get what he really wanted.
It was also super-cool to be able to tell him I had his golf buddy set up a tee-time for the next day. The day he "thought" he was taking off to spend with me!
My husband works very hard and would never spend a dime unless absolutely necessary so it was very nice to give him his beloved pass-time back. Five hours of shopping, spending LOTS of money and I didn't come back with a single thing for myself! Now that alone says how much I love that man!