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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Valentine's Day Dilemna

Cashew nuts, roasted and salted.Image via WikipediaI hope you don't mind that I am chomping on my sea salt cashews while I write this post.  It is just that I'm a little depressed that my pants are fitting snugly today with Valentine's Day being so close and all.  I like to blame it on the whole 'empty nest' syndrome thing.....kids leave to go back to school...I get bored and start mindless eating....then I get a bit depressed.  You know what I am talking about, don't you?  Well, jolly good for you if you don't....I am envious.  But as I get older, I stress just a tiny bit more about Feb 14 and being a good Valentine for my husband.

Valentine's Day was never one of my favorite holidays to begin with.  It seems so commercial and set up for guys to have to buy you gifts to show their undying love for you.  I would probably HATE Valentine's Day if I was a guy.  I don't like to be told when to shower gifts to loved ones.  I sometimes like to buy a family member a large gift two weeks before Christmas....just for the fun and surprise of such an act.

The week after the 'big day' is always miserable, too, as everyone is huddled in the break room or cooler, sharing stories of what romantic things their significant other did for them.  (I hope they were all exaggerating, or I have been screwed!)

Only one time in my adult life did I actually do something kind of cool and interesting for my husband.  It was part fun, part sexy, part relaxing and we both enjoyed the experience.  But for whatever reason, I haven't thought about creating some new romantic venture for us.  This thought makes me want to eat the cashews a little faster.....

At our age, the best thing I could is simply fix a delicious meal and have a nice quiet evening, but even as I type those pitiful words onto the paper, it makes me think, that cannot be the end-all romantic evening!  We are not 100 years old yet.  And it really has very little to do with age, it's all about the attitude.  Maybe our attitudes suck, too. 

But wait, you say....there's still plenty of time to do something creative and worthy of this very special relationship.  Look for ideas around the house and get started.  What are you waiting for, you pester.......

I think the answer lies at the bottom of this can of nuts....................

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You always make me laugh - I love your comments.

February 2, 2011 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger janet said...

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February 3, 2011 at 5:12 AM  
Blogger janet said...

OmGosh...you read my mind!

I hate Valentines Day...so forced and unnatural. It is full of people running around trying to buy something...anything.. to bring home for their spouses or loved ones. Ninety percent of the time it is not very original or unique...just stuff.

I would rather just get a kiss, hug and an "I love you" every morning. Those are free!

I really enjoyed this post and will be back for more.

Janet xox

February 3, 2011 at 5:18 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

We've never been big holiday celebrators to begin with so V Day is another non holiday. Well, except for the kids since we'll prob make heart cookies or do some cool heart-y crafts. But you're right about it being a total commercial holiday.

February 5, 2011 at 7:14 PM  

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