So yesterday was Valentine’s Day and for most couples that means doing something special and romantic like going out to dinner or cooking a nice dinner at home. We didn’t have any real plans but thought we would make a meal at home, light a fire and relax with our dogs. Sometimes plans don’t work out and things happen. Life happens……
Things like thinking you’re going to have a couple of inches of snow and you wake up to 8.
Things like planning on going to the gym during lunch but you had to work instead.
Things like a phone call from a sobbing, heart broken mom because she unexpectedly had to put her dog to sleep. Then feeling like poo because loved ones are sad and so are you. Sad for their heart break and sad about the loss of a sweet, precious, happy-go-lucky weenie dog named Su Su. I know how bad it hurts.
Things like a heavy work load so you work until nearly 7.
Things like going to the gym after work because you didn’t make it during lunch.
Things like getting back from the gym after 8 pm and now you’re beat and want to catch your breath and take a long shower.
Things like your hair is soaking wet and it’s now it’s nearly 9 pm and the driveway needs to be snow blowed and there’s a smell coming from the refrigerator- gotta identify that smell! Ahhh….. there you are broccoli! How long have you been hiding there?
After all these things, who the heck wants to cook?! Life happened. Life doesn’t care what day it is and life zapped you a bit. With rumbling bellies, you and your Valentine decide to go to your favorite pizza joint because you’re treated like family at the place. The trials and tribulations of the day seem to melt away and nobody cares that you have wet hair and don’t look your best and all put together.
So with your favorite person, your favorite antipasto, your favorite pizza dripping with sauce served on paper plates, and your favorite beer, all things seem great as we raise our cans to a Valentine’s Day that wasn’t so Valentine but feeling fortunate and giddy to have had the same Valentine for 14 years. And if “things don’t happen” today, we’ll make that Valentine’s dinner after all- a day late…..
Did anyone else have an unconventional Valentine’s Day?