Valentines Day

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I truly guess I have to apologize upfront but here goes. "I'm sorry that I don't buy into Valentines Day".

I've been married to my wonderful husband for over 32 years. I've known him for 44 years - since high school. I'm a romantic at heart, love movies like "While You Were Sleeping", "The Notebook", "Thornbirds", and a few others, but Valentine's Day - get real.

My husband is so good. He buys me flowers, cards, tools, you know, the common gifts. This year I finally said, "Please don't buy me a card, don't send me flowers".  Is that tacky? I don't think so. Cards go in the trash, I feel like it's an obligation. Flowers die and they cost too much.

Sorry to sound like I don't care, but I do.  My grandbabies made me cards. They range in age from almost 1 to 3. This is what shows love! A handmade card. They don't even write yet but are sooo proud to give me a card.

My valentines day will consist of me, my hubby being here, my grandbabies near me and my incredible daughters and their husbands in a family setting that means more than any card, flowers or material things could ever mean.

I'm so blessed. Who needs the fattening candy? I didn't say I didn't want candy - but I am on a diet, as usual.

I'll keep the handmade stuff. You can have the other stuff. I'll stick with mine!

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Lisa Delzompo 951-704-4559
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I agree.  I'm not as far along (20 years though), and gifts for this one day irritate me, except those handmade cards my kids give me.  I like to go to a nice dinner, but not just because it's V-day.  Congrats on your self-awareness of what makes you happy.

Feb 13, 2010 12:11 PM #1
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We got engaged  Valentine's day 42 years ago. Have not bought a card for quite some time.  We have a drawer full sent over the years. We pick a few out for various occasions, read them to each other and put them on display. He brings me flowers every week...and everyday is day to say I love you!.
Enjoy your husband, your girls, their guys and the babies.

Feb 13, 2010 12:20 PM #2
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Gayle Rogers
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Thank you so much. I love my family so much and you sound like you are blessed too. Happy Valentine's Day. I won't send you a card or flowers though!

Feb 13, 2010 12:35 PM #3
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Charles Stallions
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Wow I always carry my girls, three daughters and my wife out for dinner. She always buys me a card and I collect and privately do read them from time to time. My girls always buy me a card.

I think all holidays are just money makers for the machine. The stores get the crap out sooner and sooner every year. Wal Mart had Easter out starting last week.

Wish you all a wonderful Vallentine and always remember what the days are for not just the holidays.

Feb 13, 2010 01:39 PM #4
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