Thots on Valentine’s Day

Hey, Readers! Bet you were thinking I’d fallen into the Gulf of Mexico and floated off towards Cuba…but no, just haven’t had the time to write in awhile.

So, been thinking about Valentine’s Day.  First point, it is not ValenTIMES Day…it is Valentine’s Day.  Please, let that be enough said.

We can keep being drug into the Hallmark version of what retailers think Valentine’s Day should be about.  I’m not into that.  I’d like it to be another day where we remind ourselves how fortunate we are that someone does love us even though they know we are truly flawed, and return that sentiment. This may be your spouse, significant other, child, or best friend.  See, we don’t have to be talking about that mushy kind of love, but someone who genuinely cares for you, respects you, loves you, or would carry your trash out should you break a leg roller skating.

The holiday hype in stores is ridiculous.  As is the price of a giant Hershey’s Kiss! Have you noticed the size has shrunk significantly while the prize climbs ever higher?  I love a heart shaped Reese’s as much as the next girl, but really, can you expect people to pay half their monthly car payment for peanut butter and chocolate?  How about a life-size stuffed Teddy Bear? Nope. Cute, but the dog would likely sleep on it!

Even if you are spending the day by yourself, make a point to be kind to yourself in some way.  Maybe get yourself a little gift. Or at least pick up some dinner so you don’t have to cook…or take yourself out for a walk around town to window shop, or for ice cream.

My perfect Valentine’s Day would be to spend the entire day with my husband, maybe a stroll on the beach at sunset, a nice dinner neither of us has to cook, a movie (either out or at home)…just simple stuff.  Enough to remind him “I Love You” without needing to take out a loan.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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