Valentine’s Day Gifts

I gave Amy a card, Godiva chocolates, a stuffed “Hound Dog” that sings “Don’t Be Cruel” (the Elvis-singing-stuffed-animal is a long-running joke between us), and an emerald and diamond pendant on a gold chain

She surprised me with a platinum version of the gold wedding ring I’ve worn for the past five years, with “I LOVE YOU” engraved on the inside (just a plain 6mm comfort-fit band). I wanted a platinum ring in ’01, but we couldn’t afford it back then.

We didn’t go out for dinner or anything; places are too crowded and we’ve been busy helping a friend get settled here in Houston (he’s crashing on our couch until he gets the keys to his new apartment on Thursday).