My wife has accused me of being insensitive, not thoughtful enough and generally not engaged in the small things that wifes' so happy. I reply that if you normalize my thougthfulness it is actually quite good.
Anyway, this year I wanted to do something special for her. I surprised her tonight with a manilla envelope. In the envelope was a nice card and in the card was cash. I explained that the cash was to buy some nice outfits because I was taking her to NYC for the holidays (she has never been). I had the entire thing totally planned out:
Arrive in NYC in 20 November and go ice skating at Rockeffler center
Staying in Times Square in the Crowne Plaza
Dinner at an outstanding restaurant
Rockettes Christmas show
Horse drawn carriage ride in Central Park
Dinner at a spectacular Italian restaurant.
I figure I am good for five years.