A Very Simple Valentine's Day!
I'm a low maintenance kind of girl – I like to keep things as simple as possible and I really don't like making big plans because it just plain overwhelms me! I've never been one to celebrate holidays, especially Valentine's Day because it seems that The Man is just out to get rich on sappy, love-struck fools. Sadly though, I must admit that since I met my husband two and a half years ago, I became one of those sappy fools – but I DID make a promise to both my husband and myself that we wouldn't spend money on silly things that would make us fat or bankrupt.
Forget the roses. Forget the candies. Forget going out to a really busy restaurant where we have a 20 to 45 minute wait. Valentine's Day is for suckers...or is it? Supposedly, it's a day where you're reminded just how lucky you are – you've got someone who's willing to put up with you and all your faults, right? Well yeah – but you should feel lucky each and every day that you're together with your sweetheart. Don't just wait for one day out of the entire year to be all lovey-dovey and affectionate to each other!
With all of that said, I must say that in my opinion, the perfect Valentine's gift is spending some quality alone time with my love with absolutely no distractions from the outside world. We'll just hole up in our cozy apartment for the day and tell the world not to bother us! No phone calls, no answering the phone...just the two of us, together.
It sounds cheesy I know, but I've gone in the other direction on Valentine's Day with flowers [that die], [an expensive and noisy] dinner at a restaurant and delicious candies [that made me feel guilty for eating them].
Hey Hallmark, Russel Stovers and all the other companies that come out on this so-called day of love: leave us alone!
Tue, 02 Feb 2010 06:29:19 +0000
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