HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2020
Well, here it is again—today is just about Mr. X and my gazillionth Valentine’s Day together!!! That proves that you don’t always have to be mushy and romantic on this day; we wouldn’t still be together if Valentine’s Day romance was de rigueur for us.
We usually just low-key it. I think, for some reason, we got each other a stupid little gift this year, but that’s highly unusual. The one he got me is because…it didn’t show up in time for my January 14th birthday, (which was exactly a month ago,) so when it arrived late, he decided to save it for today. And when I learned he had a little sumpin’ sumpin’ for me, I saved an item I had just gotten for him last week, for no reason. But now I held it back so he’d have a present to open today. (Aren’t we thoughtful?!)
I wonder if we’re going that extra
mile yard today because this year, Valentine’s Day is on a Friday! That means that people have the entire week-end to celebrate! Woo-hoo!
Mr. X and I might just do that! I’m starting off the day by making him some very healthful (I mean it!,) Valentine’s pancakes. The recipe doesn’t call for anything red in there, but I’ll be adding some raspberries to the top, just for fun. (I’m going to try to publish my recipe for you on February 25th, which is National Pancake Day this year. I promise you—it’s a good one!)
Then we have errands to do, so when I ran down the day’s schedule for him, I slipped “go to lunch” in there. He hates going out to eat. (Not because he’s at all thrifty. He’s the opposite in fact. He’d just rather pick-up food from restaurants, and pay their full dine-in prices, complete with twenty percent tip!, and eat it in the comfort of our own home. How did we ever get together???) So going to lunch would be a Valentine’s Day sacrifice on his part. He heard me subtly listing it in our day’s activities, so I offered to just drive-thru a fast food place for some crappy food I’ve been craving, but he nixed that idea, thank goodness. So, we’ll be off to lunch, as well!!! (Or maybe only; perhaps I should scrap my pancake-making plan altogether today! Why slave over a hot stove when I don’t need to! So now, Happy Valentine’s Day to me!)
I don’t know what else this special week-end will bring us, but I do know that it’s the NBA All-Star Week-end. So this time, I’m the one who will be opting to stay home. Because, as much love as I have for my bae, I also have a lot for basketball! So, we’ll be playing all that by ear.
Now, since I always like to help you guys with your own lives, let me tell you this: If you still need a present for your Valentine, just look over my Gift Suites/Lounges section for last minute ideas—it’s never too late! Just give her or him a card saying “Your gift is on the way.” Trust me—all of us would rather get something later, and have something to look forward to, than receive nothing at all! Trust me on this one!
And, of course, as always, I wish all my supporters, followers, and INAM readers, (even the ones who are reading this e-zine for the first time today,) an incredibly Happy Valentine’s Day! Just know that you have at least one person out here who loves you—yours truly!