Well, we all know what today is. I’m not even going to mention it by name. Today is supposed to be a day about love and romance, but I’m finding it hard to get into the spirit when I’ve been bombarded for weeks with emails and advertisements trying to guilt me into showing my love via pricey gifts.
For example, two weeks ago, I got an email from Apple suggesting that I buy iPads for the loves in my life. Because nothing says love and romance quite like expensive consumer electronics.
Y’all, when did Valentine’s Day become a hardcore gift giving occasion a la Christmas?
I’m not totally against the concept of showing love for one’s beloved. Really, I’m not. But since my personal beloved and I started dating in early February way back in the day, we have always preferred to just celebrate that day, rather than the one forced upon everyone nine days later.
But, in the spirit of the day, I do have something to share with you all. Does anyone remember the wall o’ hearts in my kitchen? I’ve been adding to it and amending it a bit, so here’s how it looks as of today:
The big heart is a foam wreath covered in buttons.
So there’s my little contribution to all the hearts abounding today.
Happy February 14th to you all.