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Guest Blogger: Naomi Bellina
Monday, February 4th, 2013

The first winner of the “Having an Affaire de Coeur Year” Calendar Contest
is Sharon Chalk! Sharon, congratulations! Send me an email that includes your
snail mail address, and I’ll send your prize! ~DD

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The perfect gift, or not so much

nbNaomiBellina HeadshotWhoopee! We made it through the winter holidays. Just around the corner, however, is another potentially angst-ridden event, Valentine’s Day. This holiday can be fun for couples, sad if you’re alone, and downright dangerous for those who don’t know their partners as well as they think they do when it comes time to purchase a present.

Women don’t have it as tough as men when buying a gift. Pick up a six-pack of their favorite beer, prepare a nice meal, and show up in slinky lingerie and most men are pretty darn happy. Women, on the other hand, expect men to pay attention to their desires, and not just the ones in bed. If we’ve been hinting around that we really want an item, we expect them to buy it for us. They should be listening when we talk and doing everything in their power to make us happy.

Ladies, don’t count on it. Some men are good at gift buying, others really suck. If yours falls into the latter category, give him a break. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t love you, it just means this is one thing he doesn’t do well. Hopefully, your guy has other redeeming attributes and you can forgive him this minor shortcoming.

My suggestion? Avoid disappointment this Valentine’s day, and ask him for gift cards, so you can buy what your heart really desires.

I’d like to share a cute joke about this subject:

Young Patty approaches her mother and announces, “Sally told me where babies come from.”

Mother, not ready to have this discussion, asks with dread, “Where is that, dear?”

“Sally said her sister Molly told her, Daddy puts his thingy in your mouth, then stuff comes out, then a baby grows in your belly.”

“No, sweetie, Susie’s wrong, that’s where jewelry comes from!”

Bwa-ha-ha! So true.

What would be your perfect Valentine’s Day gift? I’d love to hear from you.

Enjoy this excerpt from my latest book, Out of the Ordinary. Thank you for having me here today, Delilah, and thank you all for reading.

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