Day 11 – Put your iPod on shuffle and write the first 10 songs that pop up.
Since I don’t have an iPod I thought I’d make it a random musings kind of day.
Before Mr. Rockstar/David, I didn’t do holidays. I didn’t. Especially one’s like Valentine’s Day. Mushy, cliche, you really ought to do this all year not just on one day, kind of holiday–No, not me.
But I met and fell in love with a romantic, old school, gentleman in a young man and realized love is mushy, and at least a little cliche at times, and we do appreciate each other every day, not just on Valentine’s Day, and I’m okay with celebrating the holidays now.
Plus, I love chocolate. So any excuse to have some chocolate and I’m good. Add in the fact that we’re getting a bottle of our favorite wine and we’re going to hang out at home tonight, since we’re going out tomorrow night, and we’ll be eating dinner with some wine and watching a movie together sounds wonderful and romantic. Staying at home is just as romantic, if not more, than trying to fight the lines of people that will be waiting at restaurants. Last year, he tried, bless his heart, to cook me this really romantic steak and shrimp dinner, but he overcooked the shrimp, and that just made him frustrated, and because he was trying so hard nothing seemed to go right after that…I thought the dinner was fine, the steak tasted really good, but he took a few bites of the dinner and really didn’t want to eat it because he was so upset over messing it up. (I do believe my husband is a bit of a perfectionist about some things.) So this year I ‘m making it simple. I’m cooking dinner, and it won’t be anything fancy. And tomorrow night we’ll go out to dinner with friends and have steak and shrimp. But for tonight, it’s all about relaxing at home and having a good evening together.
- How to Pull off a Perfectly Romantic Valentine’s Dinner (personalcreations.com)
- How to survive Valentine’s Day with your wallet – and relationship – intact (vancouversun.com)
- Four Frugal Valentine’s Day Date Ideas (cashnetusa.com)