And what have you done with Pooldad and Skippy?
It's official. We have lost our minds. Nah, just kidding - but [always a but] I have something fun to share with you.
You guys know, well most of you do, that Pooldad and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. We are of the belief that we have 365 days a year to say I love you and make the other feel special and loved, why do we need a specific day to make it happen? In fact we find Valentine's Day a little sad because if you have to wait until that one day to tell the person you love that you do love them well then what does that say about your love for another?
Besides all that - the pressure. Who needs the pressure of a day to profess love? bah
Oh, and something else about February 14th I have never mentioned? It is Pooldad's first wife's birthday. [May she rest in peace]. Although that never played a role in our decision to not celebrate it - I didn't know this tidbit until a few years into our marriage - the day became somewhat of a joke with her attached to it. [She is a whole other story - but most of you know the crazy that she was before she passed.] She is gone now, and as I said, we hope she rests in peace, but I don't know if he being gone, gone doesn't play a small part in today for us.
Or is that we are approaching two decades together? Is it because with everything that has gone on in the last few years that maybe we DO need an extra special day to show the other what they mean to us? Or do we just want an excuse to decorate the house, eat a themed dinner and invite Cupid over for a glass of sparkling cider?
Hmmmm - I don't know Tadpoles, but something is in the air. Most definitely.
It started with me overhearing my husband tell Wallene that he had to get out and buy me a Valentine's Day card. Color the kid shocked because she said "But I thought you and Mom didn't . . ." It will be the first one he ever gave me. ::grin:: Of course dinner is planned. We always do a red dinner and red dessert, but I am taking Pooldad lunch today. Any guesses? Yep - a heart shaped pizza with his favorite toppings and red velvet cupcakes to share.
What? Too much? ::laughing::
The best part? Pooldad left for work today dressed in a red hoodie. Unheard of I have to admit. He doesn't wear red as a rule since he is a bit of a redhead, and I have no earthly idea where this new hoodie came from, but he was wearing it well I must say.
Looks like my husband has upped the ante for this particular holiday, yes?
And it appears as tho' Skippy better get cracking.
A red mani pedi is just a start my friends. Just a start. ::sigh:: Gosh, it just feels so good to feel so good, doesn't it? But I will have to think of other "stuff". I am a wee bit out of practice for this day.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and you are as appreciated and loved by those who mean the most to you as I love and appreciate every one of you. I do!
Happy Valentine's Day Tadpoles. Thanks for all the well wishes for my husband [they worked!] and we'll see ya' on flipside.
Love XO Skippy
PS: Please read the comments - JILL WINS for the BEST Idea EVER! Love it!