First thing to tie up: Around mid-week I realized that I FORGOT to choose the winner of Leigh Moore’s THE TRUTH ABOUT LETTING GO. So I am rectifying that right now. Random.org has spoken and the winner is:
Hurray! *throws confetti* Congratulations! I have e-mailed you, so check your inbox. 🙂
Second, a few of you had some questions about last week’s blog hop. Did I end up with S or X? (If any of you wondered about M . . . he’s my brother, so ewww! Did NOT end up with him).
The answer to that burning question is neither. I met darling husband a couple of months later, and I’d like to say the drama ended there. Since I can’t, I will say that I am ever so grateful I ended up with who I did. He’s a keeper!
Finally, the last loose end to tie up is my annual April blog break. What with A to Z going on, and some serious revisions on my plate, I am going to disappear for the month (or so). I wish you all happy April, and hope you all the best. I look forward to lots of good news when I return in May.
P.S. Happy April Fool’s Day! May you play some fun jokes on people who appreciate your humor. 😉
As a special Valentine’s Day treat (for me), my Darling Husband has laboured over a blog post to give me a break. It took some doing, but I finally convinced him to let go and let me post it. 😀
And here we go:
In an effort to produce a truly great gift for Singleness Awareness Appreciation Day (oops I meant Valentine’s Day), I am going to write my wife’s blog. Sorry to all those of you who would have preferred a more literary bent!
Valentine’s Day (if you have someone) or Singleness Awareness Appreciation Day (all those of you who don’t, and Lenny [you’re too young to have a significant other. Play and have fun until you are at least 25 ;-)]) strikes me as a holiday of stark contrasts. On the one hand, you have those commercial entities pushing onto people the idea that you HAVE to get something for that special someone. While on the other, a truly Lovely message (pun intended) of showing those you love you care. I for one love the idea of showing love. I like Valentine’s Day most likely since I have a significant other, my wife.
Which is why, even after 9 years of marriage, I still struggle to find the perfect gift. The radio tries to sell you pajama grams, roses, Vermont teddy bears, chocolates, diamonds, jewelry, smartphones, etc, all in an effort to say I love you to those we love. Whatever happened to doing something for that person that they couldn’t do for themselves to say I love you?
Now my wonderful wife, who makes our family run, might want a 5 day vacation on a Caribbean beach and I am working on that. In reality what I manage most often is when I am home trying to clean the house, playing with the kids, and making dinner while she writes. Well that’s the plan anyway!
As with even the cards, candy and flowers, the best laid plans often go awry and usually my Valentine’s Day gifts end with something crazy happening or me picking some crazy gift. Which reminds me, I think the craziest Valentine’s Day gift I received was a phone call at 3 am from some friends who had (after years of searching) found a song with my name in it. I personally would have preferred the sleep, but the memory of that call still makes me laugh. Maybe just maybe the crazy gifts—or more appropriately the memories they give us—are the best gifts on a day that for many is really just Singleness Awareness Appreciation Day.
What was your craziest gift?
Well, I digress! To my wife my best gift is my love for you, Je t’aime, and to my children, I love you!