Friday, February 1, 2013
It seems like January just flew by, didn't it? I mean, it came out of nowhere, side-swiped everyone and took off! Didn't even leave a number. Wow.
Well, besides starting back to school, I did manage to make a cute Valentine's Day decoration. Grau and I don't celebrate VD because well, it's crap. Always has been. Some made-up holiday to get people to buy chocolate (who needs a reason??) and sappy love cards. Eww and ick. To us, if you love your partner, you show them every day. You don't need a day of the year dedicated to your love. The whole year is about each other.
Yes, I was once in love with Valentines Day because I was ignored the rest of the time. My ex husband barely acknowledged my existence let alone actually bothered to talk to me. There was a span of several months where he forgot Mother's Day, my birthday, our Anniversary, and Christmas (for me) for two years in a row. In his defense, he did manage to give me five one-pound chocolate bars one year for Valentine's Day. Which, if he had been paying attention he would have known I was on a diet at the time. But I guess you have to actually pay real attention to your partner to know that, right?
So yes, in cases where one partner feels neglected and ignored, I can understand where Valentines Day would be a big deal.
However, nwo that I am in a great relationship that celebrates love on a regular if not *daily* basis, Valentine's day is pointless.
Which doesn't mean I don't like doing crafts for it, of course! Do the crafts! They're cute. This year, my craft involved the children. All five of them. (Not them personally, but their names.) I can't show you the actual one I made because well, I just don't put the kids' real names on here, but I can show you a picture of where I got the idea!
Pinterest- where I spend a LOT of my free time. I'm always looking for new things to do for every holiday. I have over 500 followers now. (I can't believe that, either!) My decoration has a plain red ribbon with gold trim on the edges, and I have five hearts- green, purple, blue, pink and yellow. Grau's two boys and my three, with Girlie going in pink in the middle. It's adorable!
And now it's on to St. Patrick's Day....which *is* a holiday because I am Irish!