I had it sent to me at work, but I honestly didn't think it would arrive in time for Valentine's Day, so I had it in mind to give it to him for his birthday (in June). Well, Office Manager Lady dropped off a huge box for me just now — it's the CD. My god, they ship CDs in the most gigantasmic boxes. =D
So, now I don't know when to give it to him: Valentine's or Birthday?
I can wait five months without blowing my cover, that's no problem. I got last year's birthday gift for him in March and kept it hidden until June.
We've never done anything for Valentine's anyway and I'm not sure I want to start now. I really don't want to feel like I'm feeding the Retail Stupidity. I also don't want him to think that he has to do something for me. I've seen so much psychosis about gifts: remembering, forgetting, how big, not enough, timing and all that drama. I hate it and avoid it like the plague.
But there's a certain amount of *SQUEE* in wanting to give him something that I know he'd like and seeing him happy.
Maybe I've answered my own question, but what do you all think?
[Update - February 14, 2004]
I ended up giving it to him for Valentine's. I couldn't bear to make him wait until June. =}
Happy Valentine's, Sweetheart. =)