Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

I like Valentine's day. I am not one of those people that feels annoyed by it, or thinks it's cliche. No one thinks it is cliche that we pick a day to celebrate Christ's birth, or death. No one thinks it is cliche to pick a day to celebrate soldiers or past Presidents. Just because we have a day set aside to show our love for the people around us doesn't mean we don't love them all the other days. I for one like celebrating, and any excuse to be a little more romantic than usual is fine by me. What I don't like about the holiday is the tendency to be completely self centered about it. The holiday is about Love. It shouldn't be a day that we sit around and try to count the people who love us, but rather a day we make an effort to let those around us know they matter to us. I have a lot of people in my life that I love and a lot of people I am grateful for. I had plans about how I was going to show them I care but this Valentine's day however, I am sick and although I tried the whole make cards with bug, I just ended up pounding my head and locking the 3 of us in the kids room, where they could do the least damage while I zoned out on a chair. Last night Jones and I discussed the possibility of him bringing me home chocolate but I told him it was ok cause I had already bought some for us. I told him I was going to fill his truck with something fun and festive, but then I got sick so it just wasn't going to happen. We laughed said our I love you's and went to bed. I feel guilty about the way I have been lately and not because today is Valentine's day but because I have just not been myself all week. How do you show those around you that you love them when all you want to do is sleep. All the time. I can't be too hard on myself after all I did make a heart on the kids cereal out of chocolate syrup this morning. :) breakfast of champions. I am going to put Toblerone down for a nap and maybe take one myself.

Happy Valentines day, and if you are healthy and capable of doing more than chocolate syrup hearts,take advantage of it, share the love.


The Hull Family said...

I enjoy reading your blog so much Crystal. I love how raw and honest all your posts are. I enjoyed this one about Valentine's Day very much, it's just what I needed to hear.

MelancholySmile said...

Man, I've had chocolate-syrup-heart weeks. Hang in there! Love ya.