Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Today is Valentines Day. The day for lovers. The day couples celebrate their coupleness.
Sorry single people. Its not you... its us.
While some people view Valentines Day cynically, as a day for restaurants and florists to jack up their prices and for stores to overflow their isles with boxes of chocolates and stuffed animals, I still look at Valentines Day as a purist would. I like to reflect on the night Spouse & I met, our first few dates, and our bond which has grown stronger during our 21+ years together.
I usually like to send beautiful cut flowers to Spouse's office, have boxed chocolates waiting for him at home, and eat a nice meal together at home.
But this year will be a little different. Spouse took off work today in order to pick out and pack his clothes and other stuff for our trip, so he won't be at work to get the flowers. And even if he were there, he'd only get to enjoy seeing them for 1 day before we leave on a week's vacation, so it would be almost a total waste. So no flowers today.
We don't typically go out to dinner on Valentines Day because restaurants are crowded and prices are high. We won't go tonight either, as I will be packing and getting ready to be away. Instead, we'll make a HelloFresh meal and spend an evening at home together.
But we'll still confess our love and undying affection to one another, without balloons or flowers or fancy restaurant dinners. Because at the end of the day, its just us.