The daughters all received their customary boxes of chocolate and cards from my husband. Since their mother is a control freak about healthy food, they look forward to this day all year. I think they all had 4 pieces before 8:30 this morning. Nice.
Me? There's one thing about me, I'm not a romantic. I certainly don't want a box of chocolate for the sole reason that I will eat the entire thing. Today. Obviously I love flowers, it's a large part of our farm, but a bouquet of the typical roses seems like a waste of $$ to me. Yes, this makes my husband's job so easy. What the hell does he get me? Well, I get the same thing every year and I love it. Actually, it's the same thing I get for my birthday and Mother's Day. They get me a gift certificate to a local greenhouse and nursery. This is not your typical greenhouse, they only sell uncommon and completely gorgeous perennials. I love this place. The trick is, patience. Since my world is insane from May-September, I wait until the first week of October when the greenhouse has 2 days where they have their plants 75% off. I gather up my 3 gift certificates and spend an entire morning/afternoon picking out perennials for my garden. It's the best gift they could give a flower farmer. I didn't have to seed it, grow it, water it, transplant it or worry about it. I just get to go pick them out. Wonderful.
Unfortunately for Alyson, she is having 'boy trouble' on this Valentine's Day, but will be heading to the Snowball Winter Formal with her best friend, Tommy this weekend. She'll have much more fun with him than with a pain-in-the-ass boyfriend.
Maddie has a crush on a boy in her grade and was happy to hear, through the grapevine (the only means of hearing when you are a homeschooler!), that he is giving her chocolates when they all go skiing tomorrow night. Sweet.
Brenna is only 11, but she also has a best friend named Tommy and he was sweet and made her a card while he was making Valentines for his class. Also sweet.
Now, for a woman that hates 'sappiness', let's move on, can we?
Just on a side note, we received more lovely winter last night in the form of about 4inches more of snow. Just what we needed. And it looks like we are heading back into the deep freeze this weekend with the high being about 3 degrees. Is Spring anywhere on the horizon? It looks doubtful.
What did you lovely, deserving ladies get for this sappy holiday and are you a romantic? Do you LOVE this holiday or could it just pass you by?
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Posted by Angie at 9:28 AM