Ok, ok, so I know it's a completely cheesy, over-commercialized holiday, perpetuated by the greeting card companies, but I don't care! I love having a reason to give my loved one a little extra loving! That said, we're still pretty low-key around here. We usually tell each other that we aren't going to get anything for each other, or that we should just make something. Last year, I think I made G an Indianapolis Colts fleece knot blanket. That thing gets so much use around here (ok mostly by freezing cold me, but still), so functional is the way to go. This year, we decided that we would just go out to dinner and exchange cards (then he mentioned that flowers don't count as a "gift" which made me smile, because I do love getting flowers, even though G knows that I don't expect them). So, this is what I came home to when I walked in the door after work yesterday (G was off due to weather).
Roses, a card & Sour Patch Kids - does he know me or what?....and apparently he doesn't think I'm sweet enough, because there's also a bowl of sugar there....my mom really loved that part of the picture. (Ok, he didn't really give me the sugar bowl, but it did make me realize that I need to clean off my table a little bit.) Mind you, the Sour Patch Kids were wrapped in G's wrapping paper of choice, newspaper....but it did have an ad on it about Valentine's Day, so I thought that was pretty thoughtful. We went out for a nice little dinner at Carabba's & tonight, we will be going out with his family, since his parents' anniversary is tomorrow.
Consequently, we officially decided at dinner last night that next year, we will start celebrating V-day on the 15th instead of the 14th, since that's when we got engaged, 5 years ago!