Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Remember this?

For all the cynics out there who think that Valentine’s Day was invented by the greeting card companies, and believes that florists and candy makers are all in cahoots, Happy Valentine’s Day. Today is the day to get something sweet for your sweetie. To maybe pick out a sappy card that says all those things you would like to say but just couldn’t seem to put into words. Maybe you’ll pick up some flowers to impress someone. The most important thing is to not forget this day if you have a significant other.


I probably should have written this warning a lot sooner for those who read my blog so they could discreetly put a copy where their guy or gal would read it. There is absolutely nothing worse than forgetting Valentine’s Day. Well maybe it would be worse to forget a birthday or anniversary. Valentine’s Day is a massive “show your love” holiday and your significant other maybe asked what they got from their sweetie. You don’t want them to be the one who says “nothing, they forgot.”

 Sweethearts candy for a modern world

I’ve been married for thirty plus years and I believe that my hubby knows this rule, or at least I hope. He has already offered to take me to a lunch somewhere fancy. We will avoid dinner out tonight because everyone and their brother will be out this evening. The nighttime is reserved for all those romantics who will be boldly professing their love or maybe even (gasp) proposing. It is probably the most popular night to make a marriage proposal. It is also one of the most popular days to get married. City hall will be busy.


Personally I think it is a little cliché to propose on Valentine’s Day. Make some other day special; after all, you’ve been getting cards and candy on this day since you were in kindergarten. Mix things up a bit. Just make sure you don’t forget it. The gesture doesn’t have to be large, it can be really small just do something, anything. A single flower or a card can go a long way.
Wiser words were never spoken...

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