BE MY VALENTINE…. the right way

What does Valentine’s day mean to you?

Last year 14.7 billion dollars was spent world wide on Valentine’s day goodies such as roses, candy, gifts, food. I am sure I can think of ways 14.7 billion dollars would be better spent, but heck…. the things we do for special ones in our lives.
14.7 billion

Well for me it starts about two weeks prior when you start seeing heart shaped balloons in the grocery store, ads on the computer for roses and the reservation books filling up at work. Table for two please…..

Valentine’s Day for the last 27 years meant for the most part (I work). Being in the Restaurant industry, it is one of our busiest days of the year. Now for this one reason, I always the first to tell friends and family- DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME GOING OUT ON VALENTINE’S DAY. This is because to me it is not romantic at all. We are shuffling people in and out of a crowded restaurant and as quickly as possible. We will probably have at least 10 marriage proposals tomorrow evening in this not so quiet atmosphere. We will probably experience as many arguments at the dinner table as well. Someone having expectations that their better half could not bring forth for some reason or another. If you want to go out for a quiet candle lit dinner then WAIT…. go a few days before or even a few days after.

To me Valentine’s Day should be spent with your loved one maybe at home with a candle lit dinner, soft jazz or classical music for ambiance. Then light a fire or snuggle on the couch or in bed watching a movie, cuddling, kissing, giggling. Or maybe a romantic walk under the full moon we will be having on February 14th~weather permitting.

I am a lover, I am sentimental, but I chose for that not to be on February 14th.


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blessed in life. Nature lover, fly fishing enthusiast, school girl, mother, grandmother, wife, dog lover.
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6 Responses to BE MY VALENTINE…. the right way

  1. We have always had a quiet candlelit dinner on the good china with the kids and usually Thom’s mom–often with Thai take-out, followed by games. Fun, special, and sweet. This year the kids will both be gone, so we are having a big party with an Aloha theme. I’ve put out the tiki torches, decorated theh ouse, and will be serving tropical cocktails and mocktails. Friends in muumuus and Aloha shirts will be coming to play games. That’s my idea of a very fun Valentine’s Day. Thom and I can have our romantic dinner the next day, but we’ll probably be just as happy eating leftovers!

    • M says:

      How very fun!!! May I come? JK I will be working, but sounds like too much fun. I used to do the same for my kids when they were still at home. Put out all the nice things, it is a treasured memory.

  2. Happy Bare says:

    Yeah, for us it’s a quiet time together, with a nice bottle of wine we’ve been saving, something light to eat, and some soft music, just the two of us. That’s what’s important.


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