I’m a hypocrite. Year after year, Hallmark holiday after holiday, I say I hate ‘em, and yet… I mailed out a few Valentines from the fur-girls. (Yes, if you visit their blog tomorrow, you’ll get to see what they look like.)
Most of you know the girls have reason to thank a few special people every chance we get, so that’s why “we” did it… that and Shutterfly tempts me with great deals. Maybe I should call them Shutterfly holidays instead?
Anyway, that doesn’t change that my inner elementary school girl still finds it WRONG to have to give a card that implies that I “love” someone I don’t even like, not at all. Luckily, I’m a grown-up now and can pick and choose, but I still think all but ignoring the day is the way to go.
Never mind that year that the Knight and I were dating and I had a meltdown because he did in fact, ignore the day. To his credit, once he realized I hadn’t meant it when I’d said I’d be working it, wasn’t a big deal, he showed up at my office – City Fire Headquarters – with roses, chocolate and a diamond heart necklace. Not one of my finer hours, but he’s a good man.
All in all, it’s an awkward day and I’m still in favor of it going away. How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?