Keeping Secrets

{TO MY DARLING HUSBAND: PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS POST UNTIL AFTER MAY 14}

I’ve had butterflies in my stomach for the past two weeks because I’m keeping a big, gargantuan, gigantic secret from my nearest and dearest: I’m throwing a surprise graduation party for my husband Mike! He’s finishing up his PhD, and I wanted to do something to celebrate his five years of hard work. He won’t be going to an actual graduation, and for some reason it seems like graduate degrees get celebrated less than undergraduate degrees, so I got this idea in my head some months ago to throw a surprise party for him.

But you see, I have a tendency to dwell on things, and so ever since I started planning the party for real, my mind keeps wandering back to it over and over again. And so, I am more than relieved that the party is now only a few days away—now I can actually start prepping for the party, and I only have 2.5 more days to keep this secret! Mike has also just left for a couple days of camping, which I suggested to him as a not so subtle way to get him out of here while I make the food for the party.

I did have to let go of a little element of surprise—I had to tell him something to be sure he would be here—he thinks we’re going on a special date on Saturday. He thinks it will be just the two of us, when in reality, 30+ people will be waiting for him at a nearby park. I can’t wait to see his face when we arrive there! Lucky for me, Mike is my opposite—he lives very much in the present moment and doesn’t analyze every detail of everything. This has kept the party a surprise—he assures me that he has no idea what we’re doing on Saturday.

Well, I’m off for the first round of preparations, and the next two days will be a flurry of prepping in between normal work. I’ll let you know how it went next week! Have a great weekend!

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3 Responses to “Keeping Secrets”


  1. 1 Geoff M. Pope May 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Did you surprise Mike’s socks off?!


  1. 1 The Final Countdown « blue bicicletta Trackback on May 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

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