You know that last day before your wife comes home from a long trip and you're scrambling to get the house in order? You're doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom, vacuuming the carpets and trying to figure out a way to make the homecoming even more special. I always try to throw in some kind of extra surprise to let her know that I not only wanted the house to be welcoming, but that I also wanted her to feel special.
My challenge today is: Pretend your wife has been on a trip. Take whatever few hours you usually have at home alone today, and go all out. Clean as best and as fast as you can. Do the dishes, do some loads of laundry. Go the extra mile and do a quick dusting of some shelves. Then, prepare something special for her. Buy her flowers, or surprise her with a candlelight dinner at home. Maybe bake her a cake, or go buy her a little something you know she's been wanting or that you know she'd love (like a new set of earrings from one of those accessory stores in the mall).
Go out all, and act like you haven’t seen her in weeks. When she asks what it's all for, tell her that you've just missed her so much. She’ll think you're crazy, but she'll love you even more.