Valentines Day is almost here! I have a special surprise to share with you, but you will have to wait until Valentines Day . . . if I share now, my husband will read it, and it's a surprise for him!
What are some of your Valentine's Day traditions? I would love to make Valentine's Day a little more special than I have in the past. I have been married almost 37 years, and I think that is quite an accomplishment! So, I would like to do something special and fun, but, as usual, it all depends on the weather! My husband doesn't work on Fridays, so, if weather permitting, I would love to go on a day trip, (you know how I love those!), maybe take a picnic lunch, or better yet, stop at a fun place to have lunch. I have always found that the best place to talk to my hubby is in the car - I can get his undivided attention that way! Not that I talk the whole time!! He is also is more apt to open up and tell me the things that are on his mind when we are driving. But really, after 37 years, do we really have to talk to understand each other? I love this quote:
The older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much. ~Germain G. Glien~
Sometimes just being together, enjoying the same thing, holding hands, or just sitting quietly is enough . . .
Next Saturday, my daughter's sweet mother-in-law is having a baby shower for her!! Not the conventional baby shower, as Jessica doesn't really need anything for this baby, but . . . "A Downpour of Dinners" baby shower! I thought this was such a fun idea! She is having us bring a freezer meal so that Jess, or Ben, can just pop it in the oven after she gets home from the hospital. I know she will really appreciate it, since she has to have her children by c-section, and is down for a couple of weeks after coming home. I think it's a wonderful idea for any new mom! I can remember how hard it was to plan menus and cook after my children were born! I'm going to have fun planning and making a fun meal for her!
It's warming up here in Idaho - almost 34 degrees on my outside thermometer! I can tell that Spring is on it's way by the way the air feels - I know it may sound a bit strange, but the air feels different to me! I also hear birds that have not been here for a while - I'm really anxious to hear the beautiful song of the Red Winged Blackbird and the meadowlark - two of my favorite!
Think gentle thoughts, hug someone, tell someone you love them, read a love story, light a candle, listen to beautiful music, send someone a Valentine, be kind to yourself!