I did what I never thought I'd do. I gave John a free pass on Valentine's Day. Let me first apologize to all my ex-boyfriends for the hell I put you through on one of my favorite holidays. The constant demands, high expectations, whining and begging only to be followed by dirty looks — John didn't get a scent of it. Instead, I asked him if we could go to a nice restaurant on a different day in the hopes we'd get better service. He agreed and we set our V-day for Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Unbeknownst to me, he had other plans. John's first V-day present as a husband was a surprise. Last Sunday afternoon he told me to clear my schedule from Tuesday afternoon - Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Despite two days of guessing, I didn't find out until Tuesday that he had reserved a cabin up at the Mount Charleston Lodge, a legendary Vegas attraction I'd been talking about going to for years.