Friday, February 17, 2012

How Sweet It Is (so help me Jackie Gleason)

With everything going on with Lou and Terri, it's been a bit difficult for me to keep myself up to date in the gal pal department. I have been on the road so much over the last few months, that I hadn't gotten to spend much time with her. We spend time every night chatting and talking but we haven't spent much time face to face. My gal pal made that fact very clear to me last week. She understood everything going on with the girls and was trying to be supportive, but I had been neglecting my duties in regards to her. So I had a game on Saturday night that I had to broadcast. Afterwards, I told her goodnight and went to bed. I woke up early Sunday morning and decided to make the six hour drive to go see the gal pal and surprise her as a Valentine's Day present. I got there and knew she and her family would be at church. So I go to the church and quietly saunter in and sit in the back. There were folks who saw me and wanted to say hello but I gave them the shoosh with a finger over my lips and they understood that my gal pal didn't know I was there. I walked over to her after church and said hello. The look on her face was absolutely priceless. It was a look of complete shock followed by tears of joy. I hugged her and each time I tried to break the hug, she just kept hugging me tight and wouldn't let go. I totally stunned her and she was the happiest camper. I got someone to cover me at work and it was blissful for her as I had Monday off and was able to spend a little extra time with her. Everyone told me she seemed a little grumpy last week. I guess her "Mik fix" changed things around considerably... But I learned a big lesson in that I need to pay attention and keep an eye on the boss. Even when I know she's understands what I'm dealing with concerning the girls, the underlying message was that she needed me. And I dropped the ball... but I shocked the living daylights out of her and then on Valentine's Day, I had to go back to work but made sure some flowers, candy, a teddy bear, and some spa treatment stuff were delivered to her... So I figure I've got like a 3 day grace period... lol... But it was all worth it to see the look on her face and then to have her say through happy tears that she loves me... Very much worth it...

4 comments:

Indigo said...

She really loves you, you big lug. One of these days you're going to find yourself on your knee. (Hugs)Indigo

Helen said...

I am thinking what a nice surprise that was. Good for you finding some time to spend with her. Helen

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Well Done.

ADB said...

Excellent move, Mik