I've always thought the hullaballoo over Valentine's Day was somewhat insane. Really insane. Yes, it's a special day to express your love for your SO, but it's become so fraught with extra crap, and people use what happens on Valentine's Day to measure the value of the relationship. To that I say, I measure the value of *my* relationship based on a weighted history of quality of days going back about a year. Seriously, doesn't it matter more what a man does for you on the other 364 days of the year than on one arbitrary day?
So I thought I'd just share with you a few things about our V-day.
On Friday, Feb. 13, Mr. Phizz and I are watching TV on the couch in the evening, just chillin'. A commercial for Walgreen's comes on, advertising that it has all your needs for Valentine's Day.
My dear Mr. Phizz turns to me and says, "Honey, what do you want to do for Valentine's Day?"
Mr. Phizz: "Tell you what, I'll get you anything you want from Walgreen's......on Sunday (day after V-day)."
At that, we laughed and laughed. He's so funny. I told him I wanted a big, heart-shaped Whitman's sampler of chocolate.
Then on V-day, we had no plans. When it became dinner time, it turned out that neither of us felt like cooking and plus we had 2/3 of the ingredients required to make anything anyway, so we decided to go to TGI Friday's. When we walked in, we felt a little funny - we're not normally Friday's patrons, and the place was packed with lovestruck teenagers. Suddenly, we're feeling silly.
Fortunately, we got seated in the bar area, where everyone was at least 21, so no shouting, screaming, flirting teenagers were nearby. We had a nice low-key dinner, and Fridays was giving away free cake for people who ordered 2 entrees, so we split a lovely piece of cake. With cream cheese frosting, probably my favorite.
All in all, it was super low key. I love him, he loves me. And yes, we did have a good Valentine's Day :).