Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Well, Now That That's Over With...

Now that the infamous "Hallmark Holiday" has come and gone, I'm feeling the sudden urge to share with you all a single conclusion that I've drawn regarding the Feast of St. Valentine. 

Over the course of the day yesterday, as noted quite well by both my Facebook and Twitter feeds, there appears to have been two distinct schools of people celebrating (or in this case, not celebrating) the day. The two distinct groups of people I am referring to, of course, are those who go crazy on Valentine's Day, proclaiming their undying love and affection for their Valentines and those who like to brag about how amazing their husbands/boyfriends/baby daddies and significant others are every other single day of the year that they don't "need" to celebrate Valentine's Day. 

Well then. Why don't you go rain on someone else's love parade, huh? 

I am all for any excuse, or day of the week rather, when dark chocolate, candy and flowers abound. It's true. I'll be the first to admit that I have a great husband who, after nearly five years of marriage and nine years of dating, knows that I need to hear (on a rather constant basis) how much he loves and adores me and how wonderful he thinks I am. I've trained him well and I'm not afraid to admit that! 

What better than a "Hallmark Holiday" to dedicate an entire day to this vomitous love fest and adoration party? You know, for once, having something else put the pressure on our Husband's to come through, rather than the subtle hints and constant nagging from us, their wives?

Believe me, Loyals. My "neediness" is no surprise to The Husband. In fact, I'm almost certain it just might endear him to me even more. So when the opportunity arises to shower one's Valentine with candy, flowers, words of sweet, sweet nothings and heck, even an annual romp in the hay in something one would only find in an S&M catalog, so be it! 

Let it be known that I do not spoil The Husband near as much as I should. So for me? Valentine's Day is a reminder that I should be doing more for him. Making a valiant effort to show through actions (and not just words) just how much I love him. 

And who am I kidding? It gives me a great excuse to drown some strawberries in chocolate and whip up some other tasty treats that would make me a veritable fat-ass if concocted on just any ordinary Wednesday. 

30 comments :

  1. A day with flowers and chocolate sounds like an amazing day if you ask me. Hope you enjoyed your day with your 2 men in your life :)

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  2. I agree! I love valentine's day. My mom always made it a special day and I love sharing that with Monroe now (and my husband, too, of course!) You never hear people complaining about Mother's Day and that's just as much of a Hallmark Holiday as any other. Am I right?

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  3. I'm a big advocate of professing your undying love, indulging in delectable treats, and spoiling loved ones on Valentine's Day! I am big advocate for doing all that on others days,too. Like you, I look for any excuse to douse things in chocolate and eat like it's my job. I just like to think those "regular" days are pretty special too!

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  4. Haha I am always up for extra love and reasons to bake or buy goodies!

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  5. You're a hoot! I love your honesty! Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's!

    xoxo

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  6. I think we should treat everyday like Valentine's Day!!! Why not exchange cards and get chocolate and flowers on a random April 27th??? What is wrong with 'loving' more? Love this post!

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  7. I'm eating a heart shaped brownie for breakfast this morning. Or 5. That is all.

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  8. Giggle. Good one! :)

    Any strawberries left? I was so going to buy some on my way home when I stopped for our filets, but I couldn't bring myself to spending $15 for chocolate covered strawberries. Cheap ass am I!

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  9. I agree, that hallmark holiday is always a reminder that my husband does his best to spoil me and I should be doing more! Oops :)

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  10. My personaly favorite were the people who were all "Ugh, Valentine's Day is so stupid....blah blah blah....but OMGLOOKATTHEHUGEFLOWERSMYHUSBANDGOTME...

    Pick a side people.

    For me, I'm not one to go all out. Just not my style. Good thing my husband doesn't have Pinterest. Or Twitter. Or Instagram. Otherwise he'd be wondering where HIS chocolate dipped strawberries were!

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  11. This is so true!!! My husband is the one who says "When is Valentine's day again.?" We exchange candy, get the kids a little treat, and I make lots of goodies to eat b/c I just want an excuse to eat them. Taught my 6 year old how to dip strawberries in chocolate...he will make some lady very happy many years into the future.

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  12. Amen! I like this take in V Day.. Love is worth celebrating.

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  13. I have always loved valentines day because it's been a special day for D & I...I haven't necessarily gotten on the train that I need to go all out for my child(ren), but I think I'll get there eventually. I'm just slow with change. LOL. Made up holiday or not, at least it's fun--and I mean, come on, women need more than just a birthday and anniversary, amIright?

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  14. Thank you for this.. I love Valentines day.. I mean I never need an excuse for candy but I know my husband will splurge on Godiva chocolate. Ha

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  15. I took a break from Valentine's this year. But I also did not give anyone else a hard time about sharing their mushy gushiness (I kept those comments to myself, hehe). I think even single, you should celebrate the other people in your life you love, family, friends, etc.

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  16. I took a break from Valentine's Day this year. But I also did not give anyone a hard time about sharing their mushy gushiness with the world (I kept those comments to myself, hehe). But I truly believe that even if single, a person should still celebrate the other people in their life they love, like family and friends.

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  17. I get your point... I think I lean on the annoyed side with this holiday. However, I am quick to realize that it may just be bitterness because having worked in restaurants and now owning one, we NEVER get to do anything just for us. Mother effer, last night? We cooked/served our lobster/tenderloin/salmon special for however many customers and then we ran out! Guess who was at Albertsons buying two lobster tails at 930pm? This girl! But, I was thankful to have my man to cook for. Oh wait, he cooked for ME. Ha! So, I hope that some year I will be at home concocting delcious treats and a romantic night for the two of us. :-)

    Now, tomorrow night is our 9 year dating anniversary and I'm thinking I should do SOMETHING. What? I dunno. Shit.

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  18. Absolutely one hundred and ten percent agree!!!!! Thank you for speaking my mind!!! Xoxo

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  19. I think it's a matter of what your love language is ... for some people HEARING "I love you" is enough. Others need tangible gifts. Some people just want their husband to do the laundry and clean the kitchen once in their life. We were really too busy to pay much attention to it yesterday, but I think it's a great reminder to express love to others - spouses, friends, co-workers, etc

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  20. Oh AP, Thank you for this post. I always say we aren't big on Valentine's Day but we always end up exchanging gifts and cards. B even got me flowers (which were unexpected) and cooked. I like to think that Valentine's Day in our house is when B does the cooking, cleaning, and spoiling. :)

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  21. Well said. Hope your hubs wasn't too late at coming home. Mine arrived shortly after my whine, with wine. :D Have a great day.

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  22. Absolutely agree! My hubby shows he loves me in dozens of little ways every single day. But having a day where we officially celebrate love and everyone wears red and buys flowers and chocolates and is nicer to each other? I see nothing wrong with this. I say kudos, Hallmark.

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  23. word. word. word. i couldn't have said it better.

    i'm actually linking to your post today because i can't say it better. love this.

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  24. NEW FOLLOWER! I agree with you 100%!!! annoyed with all the fb post on V-day.

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  25. Haha..I love your outlook on this holiday :)

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