Happy Valentine’s Day…or not!

Valentine’s Day to the hopeless romantic is yet another day put aside to bathe in love. Subtle reminders are everywhere we look for weeks in advance. The anticipation of the day is overwhelming, giving us butterflies of what might transpire during the day. We will be showered with a gorgeous bouquet of fragrant flowers, hand written poetry, decedent chocolates, romantic candle lit dinner, and if we’re really lucky maybe a heart shaped pendent encrusted with diamonds!

If we live in a Harlequin Romance novel...(insert record scratching sound here) Hang on…reality check ~

Be honest, you’re annoyed by all the red heart decorations that got put up almost the same day the red Christmas ones came down. They’re just a reminder that you’re alone on a day meant for love. You don’t get flowers any other time of the year and now BECAUSE IT IS Valentine’s day and everyone looks at this day, not as a day to ‘express or find love’, but as a GINORMOUS marketing ploy to guilt your future love into buying you a 100 dollar bouquet of flowers that the day before cost 12 bucks, so there is no hope in hell of getting any today! (deep breath, ya I know a HUGE run on sentence) If you do get chocolates they’re picked up last minute at Shoppers and go straight to your butt and thighs, that you just got slimmed back down after bingeing on holiday squares and baileys coffee. Poetry? Does that include post it notes? Need I go on. That might very well be a HUGE exaggeration meant sarcastically to paint a clear picture of the two opposing sides of belief in dear cupid! There are those who believe in the chubby little cherub and those who just ignore the stabbing pain when they get hit by his cute little arrow! Believers (that’s me) love even the thought of him, non believers swat at him like a mosquito when he nears.

Real romance isn’t a $7.00 Hallmark Card, or any of the material things I listed above, it’s having your handsome beyond belief male energy look deep into your melting eyes as he tells you he can’t live without you…sigh. I’m holding my breathe for just that!

I am poking fun today because Valentine’s Day is my birthday and so many people seem to have lost the point of it. Some boycott it even. I happen to love it because I love romance! So much in fact I created our ‘Heart Inspired Halo Pendant‘ on our Treasures Page! I am a hopeless romantic and really do believe in love, love at first sight, love beyond marriage, romantic love, any way you put it! If it involves love I’m in!

So handsome, don’t follow the masses and marketers, make Valentine’s Day your own! ‘I love you’ shouldn’t be thrown around so loosely, if you are in love, tell her so. Today isn’t the day a dutch oven will go over very well, it’s a little more special for some of us. I am hoping that cupid doesn’t fall into the same category as Santa and the Tooth Fairy! If just one fairy tale creature could be real, this is the one I’d pick.

OMG! Gasp! Someone please tell me this picture was photo-shopped!

Guys you might have to hand in your ‘man card‘ for this movie, but if you do I bet there’s a huge payoff! Take a look at the list of chicks in this flick and you might actually go willingly! It’s definitely on my list to see. The Cast is amazing ~ Julia Roberts, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Lautner, Taylor Swift, Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey…win win!

Happy Valentine’s Day, I will now go eat some ‘snowball’ cupcakes from Big City Cupcakes that will hopefully send me into a sugar induced coma where my romantic fantasies all lay waiting. I hope I made you smile and think of love as it should be, real and raw and as simple as a few small meaningful words meant from the heart!

PS ~ Thanks Mom and Dad for sharing your love with one another so I was born on such a romantic day! You are my inspiration for true love!

Valentine’s Day the movie ~

Today would be a GREAT day for Canada to win a Gold Metal !! Go Canada Go!

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8 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day…or not!

  1. Happy Birthday Beautiful!

    Oh, ok, and Happy Valentines day too. You know I’m one of the boycotters but for you I’ll buy into the sentiment.

    Hope it is a day full of LOVE for you now matter what you call it! xoxo

  2. Ha, ha …… good read , funny !
    I’m hardly ever on on weekends …. but , I feel it a privilege to find a computer and wish you ” Happy Birthday ! ” What a special person you are !
    Happy Valentines day as well ….. and yes I would rather give flowers , love and all those wonderful romantic things on just a normal day.

  3. Tracy, Happy Birthday, birthday girl!

    This post had you all over it and was a joy to read. (I didn’t see any run on sentences! Where?) I don’t pay much attention to Valentine’ day except for the fact that I really like the heart symbol and what it means for each of us individually. It’s a universally pleasing shape and triggers positive emotions in our brains. Are we trained to feel this way because of all the hype we’re exposed to from childhood on? Anyway, I love hearts and I love the colour red and I love you! Today and always.
    oxox

  4. Inspiring, and funny. lol Only you could pull off ‘dutch oven’.

    Looks like it was a great day for gold all around.

    I definitely love that chubby little elf myself. Definitely, Maybe was on today. Great little romantic flick. Now I am wishing Can’t Buy Me Love was on somewhere. Feeling like a little retro love about now. lol

    Happy Birthday again, Tracy.

  5. great post . hope you had a wonderful weekend. it will always be a special day to me and loved celebrating your birthday. Happy Valentines Day xo

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