Ahhh, it is Valentine's weekend...in my small town it is a very sweet event. All
the local florists have signs in windows for roses and tulips. Trine University's gala black tie affair is tonight and my favorite restaurant, The Hatchery, is taking reservations only!
I love the thought of this day, even though it is a Hallmark event, there is something so sweet and thoughtful about the day.
On the other hand, it is difficult for folks without dates and sweethearts. So I decided to share thoughts for those of you alone on this day:
Buy yourself flowers (see the photo of mine)
Go to dinner with friends, really good friends.
Make a snowman with a heart (the weather is perfect for it!)
Take the little people on a date (I am taking Matthew and Jonah to see The Frog Prince this afternoon!)
Buy chocolate, really good chocolate.
Remember wonderful Valentine's Days
of the past, but only with your best friend!
Go bowling (OK, probably not for me!)
Read that book that has been sitting by your bedside!
Put red satin sheets on your bed and sleep right in the middle of the bed!
(plain white cotton sheets will do as well!)
I must say my favorite Valentine's Day was eight years ago when I met Philip in a lovely old cabin outside of Asheville. He had flowers in the room, a special book for me and hidden behind a dresser was a telescope. There was a note that said, "Since I can't buy you the stars and the moon, here is the next best thing." It was the nicest thought ever.
So, on this lovely night, if you can't be with a special someone because of geography or affairs of the heart, please enjoy the weekend in your own way!