Sunday, January 31, 2010


"February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March."
- Dr. J. R. Stockton

cold winds,
biting chills, and
white snow fluffed hills
Valentines day, a Lover's day!
presidents' day is coming our way.
February, sweet and small, greatest month of all."
- Eric Lies, 28 Word Poem for February

The beginning of a new month...can it be? February is the shortest month but has a special day within it...Valentine's Day! We have learned many years ago that most men leave any sort of gift buying to the last minute, leading the retail market to grossly inflate tradition gifts for flowers, chocolates and even teddy bears. That's why my hubby & I have decided that we would celebrate Valentine's Day earlier or later than the 14th. We have come up with all sorts of fun and creative ways to spend Valentine's Day over the past 33 years of marriage. No, we don't feel like we "must" observe this special day, nor spend a ton of money, but as with all other special days in our year, it's just a sweet way of making sure we celebrate the love we never want to take for granted. And any excuse to celebrate is a good excuse :)