Wow, I'm really impressed with some of you who are already creating for Valentines Day..where do you get the energy...or I want what you're smoking! A few weeks ago my son and I were at our nearest Dollar General looking for ribbon for our Christmas wrapping and when I went to the other side to see if there were anymore, really picked over, there they were, those horribly tempting, heart shaped little candies and other heart ephemera. Of course here we were buying the left-overs for Christmas and there was Valentines staring right at us...my first reaction was "big-ass eye roll" and the next thing that came out of my ever moving lips were, "Give me a friggin' break!!!"
Valentines is no biggie for me or da hubby...we exchange the usual serious then funny cards, buy good steaks and sides for our meal at home, have a few drinks then sit down and watch a movie or our favorite television programs...yep, we're really very romantic!! LOL But we really love being together in our own living room. I remember when I was younger, Valentines was a very big deal, however, it lost it's luster (literally) after my ex and I split up. I remember Valentines wasn't so important to me. I wasn't one of those women who stayed in their homes, curled up in a fetal position in a corner, rocking too and fro for lack of love. If my kids wanted to do something, we did, if not, I would just treat it as any other day. I remember one Valentine my daughter and I spent it by going to Barnes & Noble...she thought she was a total loser by going to a book store on the night of love and hanging out with her mother, however, I was in hog heaven. Put me in a music or book store and I'm a very happy little camper!!! Another one was back in the late 90's when both my sister and I found ourselves with no hubbies (they left us a mere 2 weeks apart) and really quite happy without them. We spent our Valentines going to one of our favorite little eateries outside the city limits where they served a mean Top Shelf Margarita and tender steak tampiquena!!! We had a blast and speaking of blast, we had lots of margs and got blasted!!! Now that was a fun night!!
Well, I don't know how I tracked to that, I was going to talk about ideas for the upcoming celebrations. I suppose I need to just sit and just let my creative juices flow...so far it's been a parched leetle stream! Need to go to B&N today and start looking at some magazines or craft books to get that spark going again...better yet, stay home and look at all the gazillion magazines and books that I own...now there's a thought. Well, time to run and take my son to buy his father his birthday gift. I'm going to suggest a Play Boy calendar, the perfect gift for the immorally self-righteous!!! hahahaha Peace out.