Happy Valentines Day

This is a “holiday” that you either love or hate.  Men dread it (sometimes) because they have to go out with droves of other men to find something to get their sweetie less their names be mud!  The chocolate, jewelry and flower businesses love this day.  But then there are others who think it nothing more than just a commercialized day and that you should love one another ever day.

And then there are those who are single and hate the day; other singles are sad because they are divorced, widowed or their loved one is in harms way in the military.  Some little kids are very shy and don’t like exchanging the little cards (if their school even allows it) or they are the not so popular kid and they don’t get many cards although now I think the policy is you bring in cards you bring in one for everyone!

Being allergic to chocolate (yes! you may gasp now) all my life what I looked forward to was those candy hearts with the silly sayings on them or a red heart shaped lollipop.  Those two candies hold wonderful memories for me because as a child mom would get a box of chocolates and daddy would get me one of those candies.  DH, when we were still ‘courting’, gave me the biggest bragging rights that night in my college psychology class by having one tired delivery man deliver four dozen red roses  🙂

Since then it’s been flowers (though not as many), dinner out, and jewelry.  But this year?  This year I told him let’s stay in and make dinner together and just cuddle happily on the sofa while we watch The Walking Dead.  Maybe I might even be able to get him to put up some curtain rods for me too!  What? That’s not your idea of a romantic evening?  🙂



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  1. #1 by Timothy Price on February 13, 2016 - 5:40 pm

    Laurie likes those candy hearts, but we got some pre-Valentine’s and she said they don’t seem as good as in the past. I used to react to chocolate when I was a kid. I’d talk my Grandma into making me chocolate pudding on Sunday night, and then I would have a genuine sore throat the next morning, and would get to stay home from school. The sore throat would be gone by noon. It was a brilliant plan until my mom caught on. I’ve never been big on Valentine’s day. We are going to make dinner and snuggle. No movies, though. We seem to have lost interest in movies as it’s been over a year an a half since we’ve watched a movie. I think it’s ADHD setting in as we get older.

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on February 13, 2016 - 9:33 pm

      Sneaky thing with the sore throat routine 😉 As far as movies go, I’m pickier than I used to be but then again almost anything Marvel comic and I’m there 🙂

  2. #3 by milfordstreet on February 13, 2016 - 6:15 pm

    If you substitute in Game of Thrones, then that would be the perfect St. V’s Day for me. Have fun!

  3. #5 by Ingrid on February 13, 2016 - 8:38 pm

    Sounds like my kind of evening, but add in a little chocolate for this gal who has no problem ingesting 🙂 Cute monkey and the stuffed animal is cute too!

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on February 13, 2016 - 9:34 pm

      Woke up to 4 degrees here today…that stuffed animal was trying to stay warm!!!

  4. #7 by Dina on February 14, 2016 - 3:27 am

    • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on February 14, 2016 - 4:44 pm

      Love these! My fave is thank you for being you! Happy Valentines Day to you all 🙂

  5. #9 by ChgoJohn on February 15, 2016 - 2:02 am

    I hope you both had a most memorable Valentine’s Day, Teri.

    • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on February 15, 2016 - 8:29 am

      We had a nice relaxing time other than me dragging him to an Amish furniture store to look at something I might want 🙂

  6. #11 by Mark Myers on February 15, 2016 - 5:37 am

    We didn’t do much, but I envy your monkey!

    • #12 by imagesbytdashfield on February 15, 2016 - 8:29 am

      The monkey never came home from the grocery store but I had to give him a hug. Hugs to you and your family.

  7. #13 by Lignum Draco on February 15, 2016 - 6:30 pm

    Allergy to chocolate???

  8. #15 by marcus dilano on February 16, 2016 - 9:42 am

    Lol @ the Walking Dead… You and my wife would definitely get along 😀

    • #16 by imagesbytdashfield on February 16, 2016 - 3:23 pm

      And did you not hear the collective screaming from that nights episode? Plus I’ve met two current and two former stars from the show 🙂

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