Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Day (Weekend Whine)

Guess what? It's Saturday night and I've got nothing better to do than to think about things, which if you've ever read one of my weekend whines, you know that I tend to get all philosophical, nostalgic, and/or pissed off about one thing or another. Tonight, it's about Valentine's Day and the hype that surrounds it.

Hallmark, if you read my blog (which is really hypothetical in nature because I'm totally certain that you do) please do not take offense to this posting and most importantly, accept my apology for any decrease in your 2010 sales because of this blog posting. I genuinely hate it when I single-handedly take down Hallmark sales, really I do.

Anyway. I think that most of my angst is because I'm too old/too long married to appreciate Valentine's Day. It must have served its purpose back in my younger years because hubby and I have always exchanged Valentines, but in the last decade (or two) they've become perfunctory, a card or flowers given out of expectation. How lame is that? Valentine's Day between two long-time lovers should not be just a day, but a daily expression of love. Honey, I remembered to pack your blood pressure pills. Sweetheart, I know that you get wigged out when I invite people to our house unexpectedly, so I didn't. Dear, thank you for driving me to Walmart tonight because I didn't want to go alone. Darling, thank you for the best soup I've ever eaten. Honey, thank you for not committing me to a mental institution. These are the true Hallmark moments of long lasting love.

Look not for the beauty, nor flawless of skin
but look for the heart that is loyal within.
For beauty may fade and skin grow old,
but the heart that is loyal will never grow cold.

I love you Dave. Forever and for always. (But if you could just loosen the straps on my straight jacket just a bit, I could hug you honey)

17 comments:

Frieda said...

Amen, sister! We should be expressing our love on a daily basis...save the cut out hearts for the young 'uns ~

Bob said...

Hey Mags,

Thanks for the smile! Lmao. I stalk your Food Blogs daily because I just plain love food blogs, but, your humor aint half bad either, lol, hang in there Lady, you're okay. Imo you've figured life out, you'll be okay! lolol.

Thanks for reminding me it's Valentines Day tomorrow!!!

The other half of Bob and Lynn.

Great Rant/Post!!!

June said...

AMEN, again! I'm so WITH you on this. When you love someone, you celebrate every day in every way, not just once a year. Thanks for the smile (and the affirmation).

George Gaston said...

Mags, sometimes ~ even on days of national love ~ we need to whine. So consider this quote:

“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours” -speaker unknown

Enjoy the day and have another piece of Valentine's candy...

Linda said...

As a longtime married myself those are words to live by!

Kat said...

All holidays are over-rated in my opinion. We Americans are good at that.

John said...

now I believe I understand your comment on my blog, Mags...happy "everyday"

Lea said...

I like that.

Rosemary & Garlic said...

Mags,
I agree, married too long to count on one day to show the love.

Hallmark may read your blog, KAF just commented on my olympic bread blog:)

Anne Maire

Janice said...

Better no card than a card given out of obligation. We haven't given each other Valentine's cards since 1984, it's just not about that. Keep whining - we are all there with you.

A Year on the Grill said...

nice post... my wife and i decided years ago we would only do home made item exchanges. What really matters is the time and thought in a gift, not the price.

And you and your Dave have a wonderful day... today and tomorrow...

Signed, the other Dave in your life

Megan said...

I completely agree... it's so important to show how much you love someone every day... not just because there's a day that says you have to. Love this post.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Even when I was in a new relationship, I could never 'get' Valentine's Day! It was only fun when I was a child and we had a party at school. Those are my best memories of Valentine's Day. We should have been celebrating Chinese New Year!

Moogie said...

Mags, Vous êtes un des gens les plus fous que je sais. Nous sont les soeurs qui ont été seperated à un très jeune âge ?

Fifi

Mags said...

Thank you all for you kind comments and Happy Valentine's Day from my heart to yours.

Fifi: Thanks for making me dig up a translator. And I agree, our insanity might be a genetic marker and we quite possibly could have been separated at birth...LOL

Sweet and Savory said...

Moogie led us all to believe you did speak French and you blew it.

I say the same thing about Mother's Day and Father's Day. They are more for the kids, then the parents, which is not bad.

I would hate to think I am only worthy of motherhood and wifeliness one day a year.

After, Buddy Joanne, laughed at us, old-timers, I am going on a rampage. You can join me.

lakegirl said...

Happy Valentines Day!!

And to think I thought you spoke French!!!