Is Valentine’s Day Cheesy?

 

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A lot of people either don’t or reluctantly celebrate Valentine’s Day because to them it is a cheesy made up Hallmark day. It’s just another excuse for companies to get their grubby hands on your hard earned money.

Do I think Valentine’s Day is cheesy? No.

 

Life get’s busy and while we should celebrate Valentine’s Day every day, we don’t. So once a year we get a reminder to express love to our family and friends. Cherish Valentine’s Day because next year, some of the people you love may not be here.

You will wish they were here even on a day you consider cheesy.

Happy Valentine’s Day. 

Love Always, 

thinbutterfly

 

 

 

Rommie & Michele’s Backyard “Snowfari” Adventure

Happy Valentines Day! 

Mom tried to write a post for today but did not like it. So when she went to bed, I hacked the computer again. (If you are a new reader, this is not the first time I’ve hacked Mom’s computer and it will not be the last either.) Today seemed like a good day to share our “snowfari” adventure.

A week ago, Mom found Grandpa Q’s yardstick and decided to go measure the snow in my backyard. (She thinks it’s her backyard.)

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Your eyes do not deceive you, that is 14 inches. Do you know what it is like to turn around 3 times in order to do your business in 14 inches of snow? Mom helped me by flattening out a spot. (I am grateful we only got 14 inches as I understand my doggie buddies on the East Coast got a lot more.)

This is a picture of the path I wore down in the snow. I stick only to this path and do not venture off into the deep snow unless I see squirrels and kitties roaming the woods.

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Rommie’s Path

Here I am standing at the end of the path watching for any squirrels or kitties.

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Speaking of flattening out the snow. Mom took a picture of her boot print and then…

fell backward landing on her butt, thus flattening out another spot.     😉

She rolled over on her knees and got up on her feet while making sure she did not drop the camera. Since she had no plans to stay out in the snow after measuring it, she wore only jeans; with no insulation underneath them she was quite Frozen .

All was not lost, as she managed to get this pretty picture of the woods before going back inside and wrapping up in blankets. We took a nap for about 1 1/2 hours until Mom warmed up.

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That’s all for now. Mom and I wish everyone a joy-filled, tail-wagging good Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love, Hugs, and Sloppy Wet Kisses,

Rommie and her Mommy.

Valentine’s Day: The Elephant In The Room This Week

Let’s just name and claim the elephant in the room this week –

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Valentines Day. 

A rough day for those fresh in their grief.

For the rest of us it can still be rough if ambushed by the grief monster.

I no longer have a rough time with Valentine’s day because I decided years ago to stay home away from all the festivities, as this lessens the chances of an ambush. Would I stay home if I were dating? No, not unless I was cooking a romantic dinner for two.

Wherever you are at in your grief the best thing to do to get through Valentine’s Day is to make a plan.

Do only what you feel up to doing.

If people want to take you out to lunch see if that can be done on Friday or Sunday and avoid the chaotic restaurants on Saturday.

May Valentine’s Day be filled with joy even in the midst of your grief. Sometimes the anticipation of a holiday is worse than the holiday itself.

Here is a video I got in my email yesterday. May it be of comfort to you this week and always.

Remember:

“Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t cure.”

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