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Valentine's day-how will you celebrate?

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Is it all about cost or price? That's what our news group was talking about this morning. Men said yes, ladies said it's about love and some ladies said they didn't need a man to enjoy the day. Personally I enjoy enjoying it with all of my family.

It's strange the things that are marked by this day. Having lived in Chicago for twenty years-this day relates to the St. Valentine's day massacre in a part of my mind. They still mention it on the news each year there.

My oldest daughter was supposed to celebrate today by moving to finally have her entire family into one household again and it was a hugely important day for all of them. They got the flu so they will do the move on Saturday. At least they were all together when they got sick!

My youngest daughter celebrates today because she actually remembers that when she was younger(two)it snowed in the North Texas area to the tune of almost two inches and she got to play with Daddy throwing snowballs. She nagged him about it this morning as we prepared for the day! She was hoping that somehow our 45 degree start would still result in some inches. (May have to chop some ice for her later!) The youngest also wanted a play date today and I refused on the grounds that it's Valentines day! She did enjoy writing her cards out for everyone last nite and the parents even got one with a heart shaped lollipop attached-bright kid: attacking the sweet tooth.

My Dad related that he didn't have to buy candy any more because my step mom gets hers from a nephew as thanks for them helping his mom get around when he lives far away. I bet he'll still buy her a nice lunch-he's a romantic kind of guy-which puts my poor husband in a tough spot. When you grow up with a somewhat romantic Dad you expect your husband to be as well.  Mine rather likes the wine and flowers route and he always finds the best smelling roses-somewhere. Amazing because roses don't seem to smell anymore. Tip if you want those that do: try whole foods! Everything smells better there even the vegetables!

However you choose to celebrate-with someone else or alone-spoil yourself just a little today and enjoy the feeling. Just to put a bit of a smile on your face and perhaps at this time next year-you won't be celebrating alone.  But, if you are-take the time to step back and enjoy it. We can't work every day of the year and you can come back stronger tommorrow.




Posted by

Doris Barnett NAR Certified e-PRO Trainer

RE/MAX Associates of Dallas 

1221 Abrams #130

Richardson, TX 75081

972-907-0000 x 212


Comments (3)

Kirk Williams
Private Venture Capital - Everett, WA

I did something different this year. I sent my wife flowers a day early....SHE WAS SURPRISED!!! Not that I sent flowers but she was probably thinking tomorrow.

Keeps her on her toes!

Feb 14, 2008 02:14 AM
Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
LemonTree Realty - Orlando, FL
First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes
I do think it's funny how women spend less and say it's about the love but expect money to be spent on them, most would be made if their man didnt spend something on them.
Feb 14, 2008 02:21 AM
Christina Williams. REALTOR® TN property search & local insights
First Realty Company - Crossville, TN
Doris. I'm celebrating by taking it easy today and trying to figure out my new blackberry!  Happy V Day to you and yours.
Feb 14, 2008 02:23 AM