Friday, April 30, 2010

Jani says, "Subscribe to an apropos magazine for him about one of his interests he doesn't think you know anything about. Think about avocation lines, like stereo. Or horse racing. Or marquetry. Or tropical fish. You're the one that lives with him. You can figure something out."

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Christmas in April?

Jani says, "Start making a list of what to buy him for Christmas."

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Arbor Day

Jani says, "Get him a tiny tree to celebrate Arbor Day and have a 'plaque' made up for it bearing his nickname. Check the 'Keep Off the Grass' sign department of the hardware store for the machine that engraves inexpensive signs like mailbox name tags."

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wake Up Call!

Jani says, "Chalk 'I love you today, too'  on his alarm clock."

Monday, April 26, 2010

Jani says, "Wear your skirts and hair the length he likes them."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pet Names...

Jani says, "Call him 'sweet pea'. If it backfires, tell him it's the flower of the month. And, uh, diamonds are the gem of the..."

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Show Love For A Good Cause!

Jani says, "Donate his outgrown wear to charity. (Saves him mumbling about age and  overweight.) Make sure you get a deduction for this. He'll probably be more impressed with the tax saving, but he'll think you must certainly love him an awful lot."

Friday, April 23, 2010

Jani says, "On April 23rd, put a note on his breakfast plate bearing four of his favorite lines from Shakespeare to commemorate the Bard's birthday. You'll have to decide if it's 'To be or not to be',  'Age cannot wither her', or 'Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow', or whatever." 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jani says, 'Station the morning paper in the bathroom."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Jani says, "Shine his shoes following the notorious 'walk in your local woods', and get him some extra packets of those marvelous little individually wrapped Lady Esquire disposable shoe shiners- 'cause when 'there's a shine on his shoes there's a melody in his heart!' "

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Jani says, "Go for an evening walk with him in your local woods."

Monday, April 19, 2010

Jani says, "Send him a note that says you'd rather fight than switch lovers. The Revolutionary War started in April of 1775."

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jani says, "Smuggle into his office a love letter written on yellow legal-pad  paper. He's so used to seeing business-type jargon on those busy 14-inch canary sheets, he'll be overjoyed to find words from you."

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Jani says, "Use 'My' in front of his name. Careful with this. It might not set well on some."

Friday, April 16, 2010

Jani says, "Paint red hearts on his golf or tennis balls."

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jani says, "On Income Tax day (April 15th), of all days in the year, be more understanding of his impatience, his quarrelsomeness, grumbling at the children and your mother. Give him all possible leeway for anything he does. This income tax business would upset anyone's applecart. (P.S. Try not to let one brown bag of the tiniest purchased item come into the house.) "

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Give Him the Key to Your Heart

Jani says, "Make up a special 'I love you' keychain. Work in any media you wish: cardboard, lucite, plastic. If it turns out to be spectacular, he can use it for his locker key."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Poetry- The Fruit of Love

Jani says, "Pick up one of the teeny books of love poems you've so often by-passed 'cause you're embarrassed about being poetic with him."

To My  Dear and Loving Husband
Anne Bradstreet

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, than thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay;
Then while we live in love let's so persever,
That when we live no more we may live ever.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Hope You Paid Attention on April 4th!

Jani says, " Go to the play you ordered tickets for- let's hope they came in time."

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Peace and Quiet

Jani says, "Let him read the newspaper in silence. You don't really have to ask so many questions."

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Jani says, "Pick him a four-leaf clover."

Friday, April 9, 2010

Fried Bananas?

Jani says, "Learn how to make fried bananas without destroying them. It takes a lot of light-handed patience."Photobucket

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Come Rain or Shine...

Jani says, "Get him an extra umbrella for those April showers that occur at 5 PM as he exits the office. "Photobucket

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Springtime Sunrise

Jani says, "Get him up early to look at Spring from a Cock-A-Doodle-Doo standpoint."Photobucket

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What's His Favorite Color?

Jani says, "Buy a new dress in his favorite color. We know how you look in purple-it's for him."

Monday, April 5, 2010

Jani says, "Wrap a daisy chain around the railing leading upstairs."

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Jani says, "It's time you used those fifty-cent pieces you've been saving. Pick out a play and order the tickets."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Time for Something Sweet!

Jani says, "Stock his office drawers with his favorite 'nibblies'- Hershey's, Clark's, Animal Crackers, etc. Have his secretary sneak them in while he's in conference at the water cooler. Even if he doesn't use them up, he'll know that you put them there for him."

Friday, April 2, 2010

Clever Collages

Jani says, "Make a collage of clever ads and mail it to him at his office. Years from now one of them could be as famous between you two as 'They laughed when I sat down to play the piano.'  You can have a good time with this. You can say almost anything with that certain mixture of words and pictures that only you two can pick out and put together."

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools!

Jani says, "Tell him- 'Of all the fools you have ever loved he...' No, I guess not. Better figure out your own."