Well, since this is a new phase in our married life, I needed to put my thinking cap on and figure out how to be the best princess to my knight. He has been long-faced and weary for a while now with all the responsibility in the care of his parents so far away. Now with the death of his beloved father, you can add loss and sadness to the list.
What do you think would help? Well, as a girl with lots of great girl thoughts in my head, I trucked out to the nearest Target store and bought every variation of dark chocolate available to mankind. Then, bought a loving (I love you) card and a pretty cascade of ribbons and presented him with my gift as he lay underneath his ailing auto that we need to keep running for at least one more year.
It helped, he was chocolate-mouthed and smiling within a few minutes.