Well it’s the first week in 2011 and I’m already cutting back on my bloggie posts. What a sad start y’all.
It’s not that I don’t love each and every one of you, I Do!, so much as I’m at a huge loss on what to write. You see, I don’t want to get on here and be all down in the dumps (or down in the dumbs as I initially typed it…which may be equally accurate) on my blah days. Nor do I want to get on here and be all happy happy joy joy (can you tell I was an 80’s child?) all the time either.
I want to keep it real man! Or Woman. Probably Woman.
So if my posts are a little fewer in number, please forgive me, but I’ll try to keep a regular schedule and ensure that each and every post is full of actual content and not mindless whining drivel. So with that said, on to the real(er) stuff!
The holidays have come and gone, you’ve probably packed up the decorations and put away the gifts you received.
But wait, what’s next?
Valentine’s Day! The holiday I like the least. Unless I’m single. WAIT! I know you are thinking I’m crazy, but I promise I am not.
Its candy, kisses, hearts, and love yes, but it’s also a the hardest to shop for in my opinion. I just spent all this time choosing the perfect gift for Alex in December. Now I have to find a way to show the hubby how much I love him above what I do on a normal day or even a date night, but also be mindful of a lower budget and what all I have purchased for him the past year. Pain in my arse if you ask me.
So this year I asked Alex if we could something a little different. As you know, Alex worked Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Luck of all luck Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year so he is off! So I proposed we just spend the night away somewhere and turn off our cell phones, laptops, television, etc and just be with each other.
Alex is ok with the idea, but less than enthusiastic about it unless we get to ride horses.
In the mountains.
Still, I like horses and I like mountains so if this gets me a night away with the hubs I’ll bundle up in a few extra layers, steal his hat, and gallop away. Well…ride the horse who can gallop.
Still, being single was more fun around this time of year since it meant I could go to fun things like go out with all my girlfriends and dance at the clubs till dawn. Or stay in with my pj’s on watching movies. (Which is closer to the truth to be honest.) Plus there was that total lack of shopping and thinking.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Alex and I love sharing that with him, but something about this particular holiday just rubs me wrong. Probably the best part of it every single year is the teddy bear my Dad always sends me. I’ve gotten a bear since I went to college and now have a collection of 7 bears in various shapes, sizes, and styles.
And I display them.
What plans do you have for Valentine’s Day? It doesn’t matter if you are single, dating, engaged, or wed. I’m interested in how everyone celebrates the day. Or hides from it by staying in their pj’s all day.