Like the bottoms of my feet ache, sick.
I have had a perpetual cold via my five-year-old for the past month but it took a turn for the worse last night.
I won’t go into details because I am so tired of hearing from Facebook, Twitter, and blogs how everyone else is sick.
Then suddenly you start to feel sick.
Just reading about the sickness that is invading the Internet.
First off, its dead smack in the middle of hell winter.
Second, it’s never on the same day each year.
And for some reason, Valentines on a Tuesday just isn’t the same as Valentine’s on a Friday or Saturday.
And lastly, some people don’t really think Valentines is a holiday.
That it was made up by some bored Hallmark employees.
Kind of like Sweetest Day.When I was growing up, Valentine’s day was always made special for my brother and me by my mom and gramma.
We would come home from school to find our dining room adorned with pink tablecloths and pink plates; hearts hanging from the light fixtures and a special Valentines meal.
I still remember how good it made me feel growing up.
I try to do that every year for my girls now, some years are leaner than others but we always have a fancy homemade dinner, fake wine (apple cider in wine glasses) for the girls and flowers.
I am a true believer that girls first flowers should come from mom and dad.
But when it comes to decorating for Valentines?
I kinda don’t. really. do. it.
Well, I do and I don’t.
I am so exhausted from decorating for the holidays that I just don’t put any oomph into it.
Plus, Easter is early this year.
What am I saying?
I don’t even decorate for that holiday.
The most I do for Valentines is put up our 10-year-old outside garden flag and maybe put up a heart cut out I got at the Dollar Tree.
And that’s on a good year.
Until this year.
While taking down the tree, I noticed some felt heart ornaments I have had for years on my Christmas tree that didn’t really look Christmas-y.
Then I found these great ornaments 80% off at Kohl’s last week:
Then I added the decor I made last year using Dollar Tree frames (they still have them on their shelves), scrapbook paper, and old tee-shirt decals.