Several years ago, when we lived in an old farmhouse, I ordered heart puzzles from Current. On our children’s puzzles, I wrote the usual Happy Valentine Day’s message, then broke the puzzles apart and slid them into envelopes. But on my husband’s heart puzzle, I wrote four special words. To have some fun, I didn’t sign the heart. On the envelope I printed Mr. Craver. Opening his briefcase, I put the envelope inside his grade book. I wanted him to find it while he was at school.
I would have loved to have seen his face when he read my message. By the way, he taught in a van instead of a classroom. Because it was a government program, he wasn’t allowed to teach math inside the private school.
He called me during his lunch time and said, “Someone here put a valentine puzzle in my briefcase. The handwritten message on it is making me very uncomfortable.”
I played dumb. “What’s the message?”
“I want your body.” He paused for a moment. “I think I know the student who did it. She’s in the period right before lunch.”
“Mr. Craver, I’ll confess. It wasn’t a student but your wife.”
This year I’m going to be boring and give my hubby a musical card that plays the song, "You're the One" and a box of dark chocolate peppermint candy. I don’t like dark chocolate so know I won’t be tempted to eat his candy. And I'll probably make a special Italian dinner.
How about you? What do you like to give or receive on Valentine’s Day?
By the way, I used the above Valentine’s message in my book, Never the Same. It’s available from Samhain Publishing. Or you might enjoy reading my sweet contemporary romance, Whitney in Charge published by Desert Breeze. A highly sensual romance, Your Place or Mine, is a fun read, too, for Valentine’s Day.
Here are buying links for all three:
My website: http://www.dianecraver.com/
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