Smitten with Him

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Heart-Shaped Poetry

Once again the lovely Dating Divas have given me a cute little idea for Valentine’s Day. It’s actually perfect, because I wanted to give him the last poem I wrote, but I couldn’t figure out how to format it.

Love poem in an instant

Click on the picture to create some poetic art for your honey

Happy Friday!


Would You Like to Play a Game?

We’ve been together just over 5 years now, so lately I’ve been trying to “mix things up” a little with Loverman. This last Saturday we tried out a game called It’s a Love Match that I found on the Dating Divas website. It was pretty fun! I asked and he said that he would play it with me again… And, you guys out there, it might surprise the hell out of your lady if you did something like this for them. (I’ve never had a guy do something like this for me!)

Click here to download your own copy!

Click here to download your own copy!

First we checked in and got settled into our lovely hotel room (this time was NOT a Motel 6 – YAY! The beds were magnificently luxurious!). Then I handed him the cards, saying “remember that Memory Game we used to play as kids?” and asked him to look them over so he could get an idea of what the game was about.

There are cards in the deck like:

  • Give your partner your best pickup line
  • Pucker up: Give your partner a Red Hot Kiss that lasts 30 seconds
  • Take advantage of second base
  • Dance together to your favorite song
  • Rub a dub dub! Take a dip in the tub
  • Raid the kitchen for a sweet treat
  • Remove an item of clothing (this one caused a bit of an argument with us. I made the match and he said that I had to remove the item of clothing. I said that it was my choice to remove ANYone’s item of clothing. The card didn’t specify… Plus, that’s what these next cards are for…)
  • His/Her Choice
  • Several more. They were very cute and fun and mostly innocent. I am sure you could make up your own deck with whatever makes you happy 🙂

In addition to all of the pre-printed ideas, there are 4 blank cards for us to fill in with what we think would be fun to do. So, I asked Loverman to fill in his cards — because I had already done mine. While I was waiting for him to think of something I shuffled the cards and when he handed his 2 completed cards to me, I shuffled them right into the deck without looking at them.

memory_gameNow, if you aren’t familiar with the Memory Game — aka Concentration… Pairs of matching cards are shuffled and laid out randomly, face-down on the playing surface. The first player flips over two cards. If they are matching images the other side, that player removes the cards from the playing surface and takes another turn. If they do not match, the cards are turned back over and it’s the next player’s turn. The next player does the same thing. And so on, and so forth until all the cards have been matched. Then count the matches, and whoever made the most matches is the winner!

In our game it ended up that we were both winners 😉


I am wondering…

Do boys worry about keeping their girls happy, too?



Last night I wanted to surprise Loverman by showing up to watch him at his Thursday night bowling league. I’ve been there several times in the past and I just happened to have some extra time on my hands (and I was missing the hell out of him and Coconut 😉 )

Check out this funky “bowling” playlist
I was also thinking that some of it would be great to use as roller skating jams…

… Because last night was the choir’s Senior Concert and my daughters were both in it (Before you say, “Hey, shouldn’t you be going to your daughters’ choir concert instead of hanging out with your boyfriend?“, hear me out) and I didn’t want to be home alone with the husband (if I could avoid it) so I found something else to do notes

For some background (because I have attended it for all of the past 3 years … 😉 ) the Senior Concert is very, very long and they perform on both Thursday and Friday nights. Thursday night is basically a very full and busy dress rehearsal. But during the Friday night concert, each senior has their names announced separately so the parents and friends of each senior can shower them with flowers or chocolates or a card or something. So, I am going tonight

When I got to the bowling alley, first I went through the parking lot to look for my truck — because I had a little “I can’t wait to see you again” note that I wanted to leave for him to find when he finished up with bowling (I got the idea from this totally awesome website — The Dating Divas). Next I found a really good parking spot, which always makes me happy because I don’t like taking the Handicapped spaces if I don’t have to…

When I got inside, I immediately saw the lane where their team was bowling — that was nice! So, I went directly to the vending area and ordered up my Loverman some dinner (because even though I didn’t actually know, I knew that he hadn’t eaten anything yet all day — he kind of forgets to eat and I “get to” remind him, I like it… I think it’s cute…) — Grilled Cheese sandwich, French Fries and a Cherry Coke! Then I hobbled over to the lane where he was so I could sit down and wait for the food (and spectate).

I wanted to see how long I could sit there before Loverman noticed me, but his brother was already sitting there figuring scores because their first game was almost over. We had a short and sweet conversation about how I was there “just for a minute” to say Hi! to Loverman and his brother said “better make it a short minute then…” (he thinks I distract Loverman too much when they’re bowling. It’s funny because I probably do, but when we’re with his brother I am only Loverman’s “friend” that happens to be a girl). Then, one of his teammates spotted me and said something to me about my broken-ness.

So much for sneaking up on him… But, of course he was still surprised! He had no idea I was going to show up…

I wish you could have seen the look on his face when Loverman turned around and saw me standing there! He beamed! His face lit up! Seeing his reaction, I felt so warm and wanted and cozy and loved! He came straight over to me and put his arm around my waist (in a very “that’s my girl” kind of way) and gave me a great big bear hug! Then it was his turn to bowl.

Bowling Alley Grilled Cheese & Fries

Eventually they delivered the food — strangely, Loverman was surprised that I ordered it. I don’t know why, because I am forever making sure that he has eaten! And again I got that wonderful, strong, loving arm around my waist (along with all the nice warm fuzzies!) — but this time, right before he walked away he gave me two very well-timed and well-hidden smacks on my derrière! He did it again later when he was coming back to talk to me — and now it was my turn to be surprised!! He is the one to be reminding me (before we go someplace) that I need to behave myself (no kissing or butt-smacking) and that we are only friends in certain company (like for my office Holiday Party or when I go to watch him bowl).

I was only there for one of the games. Mostly because I had to get back to my kids by a certain time (because they didn’t know I would be 25 minutes away from them when they called me to pick them up), but also a little because his brother really didn’t want me there as a distraction.

Their team won their first and second games. But after I left, they lost the 3rd game.

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