What about Valentine’s Day?! Any reason to celebrate, look at bright colors, drink prosecco, or paint my nails a snazzy color is alright with me. Cisco and I have never made a big deal out of Valentine’s Day – more out of laziness than protest – but in the last couple of years I’ve warmed to it. Snert helps. The kids loves a holiday.
It’s important to be sweet to people. I need that reminder.
So what did I do? Took a nap, sort of. Made valentines and chocolate-dipped strawberries with Snert. And when Cisco got home he whisked us away to see the Lego movie, and it was super! Best, happiest movie I’ve seen in a long time. Please go see it. You don’t need to have kids.
We picked up Chick Fil-A on the way home, and had it with prosecco. Fancy. We tasted a variety of strange chocolates Cisco had picked up from Walgreens (Peanut butter and banana – ooooo), exchanged valentines, ate our strawberries, and admitted that they were delicious though predictable. By 10:30 Snert was begging to be tucked in, and I was happy to oblige. It was a wonderful evening. Unplanned, un-romantical in the popular sense, but totally awesome.
Everything is awesome!
I dunno, it was happy. And I need to allow more of that in my life. I’m one of those people who is always waiting for the other shoe to drop. If there’s a choice between cheesy and cynical (Valentine’s day much?) I choose cynical almost every time. Which is really dumb, because Valentine’s day never did anything to me.
I think I used to be one of those people who equated cynicism and sarcasm with enlightenment. “Look at all you happy people, being so stupidly happy. Don’t you know about Hard Stuff, and Sadness? I laugh at life, too, yes, but in a brave, ironic way that shows I really understand how bad it is! Haha!”
Anyway, I hope you are happy today. I don’t feel super happy a lot of the time. I feel anxious and scared a lot. I’ve been stress eating. This is a good time for that, actually, with the amount of candy in the house. But whatever. I had a super day yesterday. Not because I Toughed It Out, but just because it was given to me.