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Monday, January 4, 2010

Yikes! It's back!

Christmas is over. My house is back to normal. No more frantic shopping or wrapping or cooking. A new year awaits. Tra la, la, la.

Then today I was hit up side the head with the primary reason I dread the end of Christmas season - Valentine's Day!!! That is one "holiday" I truly do not like. And I felt that way even before getting married to husband #2 (he who shall not be named) on V-Day. It's all the hearts and candy and flowers and pink balloons attacking me everywhere I go. And who really thinks pink and red go well together?? Seriously ?!? We went to dinner one year and the mashed potatoes were pink - I was mildly horrified.

It's one of those days that anyone who isn't in a relationship is made to feel like a loser. Or, worse yet, if you're in a relationship with someone you really don't like but haven't figured out how to end it gracefully - this is truly the day from hell. If you're in a good relationship, hopefully you celebrate that more regularly than once a year.

And what about all those people who pronounce it ValentiMe's Day?? Just add that to the list.

It took a few years, but I finally convinced Ed that I did NOT need a gift for Valentine's Day. We do buy each other cards and usually go out to dinner - mostly because he couldn't go total cold turkey.

It's not that I'm against love and romance. I am totally pro-love and pro-romance. But on my own terms. Not because of a Hallmark invented date.

But the good news is that on February 15th all the green St. Patrick's Day stuff will come out and life will be good again.

4 comments:

Mellodee said...

So for you, St. Patrick (the mythic saint from Ireland) is more real than St. Valentine (the mythic saint from I can't remember where)? Or maybe you just like green more than pink? Or maybe it has to do with a preference for green beer over little hard as a rock non-candies with such meaningful messages as "Be Mine"? :) Come to think of it, I haven't had a really good Valentine's Day since the 3rd grade when I got a little fold- up Valentine card with some weird nameless animal on it from every kid in my class! Its been all downhill from there. Hmmm, I guess I'm not particularly fond of Valentine's Day either. But then, St. Pat's Day doesn't do much for me (can't stand beer....green or otherwise!) That means I don't get another holiday till Easter!!! Darn! But that's not much fun either, ever since that damned rabbit stopped bringing me chocolate and a new dress!!!

Anybody for Memorial Day??

Desert Diva said...

I actually can't ever remember a "good" Valentine's Day. Holidays are overrated! ;-)

susana said...

Martin Luther King Day is my next bona fide holiday. Days off from work are the only kind that count. A little romance on MLK day??...sure! okay with me! =D

namaste said...

sandi, i feel kind of the same way you do about v-day. ward and i don't really celebrate it except for the card exchange. and like you, i had to convince him to not to bother. especially when he's so generous and loving all year round- just like your ed. it's a silly commercial holiday.

umm... i've never heard of valentiME. not sure about that pronunciation.