Monday, February 16, 2009

Ah, Romance, you have eluded me again....

Typically, Dave and I do not get into Valentine's Day, aside from the fact that we also started our relationship very close to it. Basically, we lump our anniversary together with it, go out to dinner and generally have a good time. This year, I made the mistake and wanted a "Romantic Weekend".

Romance has never really agreed with me it appears.

Dave tried, but his effort was thwarted before it ever had a chance.

Our Great Dane, Wellstone , likes to play with his toys. He has a habit (which we are trying to break) of putting said toy on you, then lunging for it before you can grab it. Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, he accidentally nips your hand, or leg or stomach. Friday night, the night before the big romantic weekend was scheduled, Wellstone decided to play with his kong. He threw it onto my lap, and despite his progress in the "grab-back " habit breaking, he lunged at the kong, but instead of his k9 coming down on the specifically designed to be " extra durable" rubber, it landed... well... elsewhere. Somewhere much worse, somewhere painful and equally as embarrassing.

Aside from the screaming in agony, all I could think was, "WHY! WHY in God's name would ANYONE EVER get this PIERCED??!!"

And there I was, with my "broken headlight" if you will, bleeding and swelling and screaming in pain. The course of treatment we chose included ice to stop the bleeding/swelling, antibacterial ointment and a trip to Walgreens for some large bandages. The first portion of the treatment was almost as uncomfortable as the injury itself, but I soldiered on. Until, I became so nauseated that I had to go to bed at 8 pm. The rest of the weekend, I re cooperated. ( mostly).

Dave tried, he brought me flowers, and dinner and watched chick flicks with me all weekend while I recovered from my post on the couch.

Romantic Weekend FAIL.

But, then again, what did I expect? At least Dave has never said, " Valentine's Day is a holiday I choose to ignore" as I've heard so many times in the past.

As it happens, neither one of us really knows what a Romantic Weekend should involve anyway.


julie said...

If you ever figure it out, can you let me know? I think its important to schedule together time and do whatever the two of you enjoy doing together. I hope your injury heals quickly!

Dave said...

I can't believe you posted about this. I would've been too embarrassed.

Anonymous said...

Well to me you two had the most romantic weekend ever! You accomplished exactly what Valentine's day is all about. Spending the time with the one you love, taking care of them, loving them and everything. Here is to your wonderful dog for making you two see that (however weird it was that it happened). Hope your healing good.

The Critic said...

Typically, if a third party is involved in your Valentine's Day nipple nibbling, custom dictates that that third party should be human.

Now call me old fashioned and a stickler for the rules, but that's just how I was raised.

Kristen said...

I don't think this had to do with Valentine's Day at all, really it was the curse of Friday the 13th.

Sorry sis, I heard about it and almost passed out from thinking about it. Hope you're better. "Broken headlight", you're funny.

Anonymous said...

what an un-lucky day...

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