I remember my first Valentine with my beloved where I received a perfectly darling white teddy bear with a box of candy and a sweet card. This given to me with the expectant look of "where is my present" and I had to confess that I was really like a Jehovah Witness when it comes to all holidays. Of course I also asked "please don't buy me any more stuffed animals" they creep me out (or some such statement in my defense) Lucky for me we are still together and today I got a nice note with 'happy valentine's day' written on a piece of paper and left on the counter for me this morning. PERFECT!
Somehow, I block out the shamrocks, ghosts and costumes, the red white and blue streamers and firecrackers, and other 'stuff' that is out on display when I shop. What this means that I do sometimes disappoint those I love. Is this terrible? No easter baskets, no green beer or special treats....Is there something wrong with me or do others have this same issue?
Maybe I spend too much time at the dog park and not enough with actual human friends.
So today is Valentine's Day...to all my friends and family - I love you 365 days a year - didn't buy you anything!