It's Valentine's day today- that one day a year that you're "required" to give your significant other a card expressing your undying devotion, deep seated love...blah, blah, blah. Before you say that I'm putting a sour spin on this day that love should be in bloom- it's not that, rather I think that EVERYDAY should be a celebration of Valentine's Day.
That my husband shouldn't wait once a year to write me a love note or buy me a bauble... although this year's present is definitely indicative that the sheen on our romance is getting a bit dulled and cloudy-- he bought me a Land's End fisherman-looking jacket ( I "gave it" to my Dad) and two Carmela Soprano inspired sweat-suits-- which I have to admit- are kind cute- and I'm definitely going to wear them-- but the flowers, chocolates- hmm those were no where in sight- which is fine- because do I REALLY need to eat more chocolate?! And the flowers- they'll last three days and then begin their rapid descent and wilt away...but hey those sweat suits- they'll be a lasting reminder of my husband's love of ...cotton?!
After yesterday's devastating fatal plane crash- it just makes you think twice about expressing and living each day as if it were Valentine's day, kissing and hugging your spouse and kids with abandon- and making sure you take every possible opportunity to live every precious and fleeting moment you have on the planet- because in an instant it could be your very last... it's a really sobering thought- but perhaps a lesson to all of us to get in those hugs we claim we have no time for because life, laundry, dishes, bills, work, dinner, grocery shopping, time-outs and arguing with your spouse over why he can't simply put his dirty clothes IN the hamper as opposed to just stepping out of them and leaving them in a crumpled pile is occupying and crowding our every waking minute...
Well today is a new beginning for me. I'm going to sweat the dirty clothes on the floor a lot less and try and focus on the good stuff...Happy Love fest day..hope it's full of lots of xoxo's!