It’s been a long and busy week. Somehow Valentine’s Day preparations are just as hectic as Christmas-but more fun and without all the anxiety.
Coffee. Without that little jolt of creamy bitterness my morning is simply not the same. Of course it tastes better in cute mugs. *que mad laughter* (Thanks to my friend Kathy for picking them up from Disneyland for me)
Paper Mache-We finished this week, so that means the Valentine mail boxes are ready to receive lovely thoughts. It also means my table, piano, counter and floor are finally clean.
Wearing love-Somehow a tradition started that GirlyK and I wear Valentiney shirts. This year she wanted to make one. Thanks to Me Sew Crazy for this great idea.
Valentines-Each year, GirlyK wants to give Valentines that coordinate with the box she made. This year we used Plumb Adorable’s idea.
Cupcakes-What is Valentine ’s Day without the sweet treat. Our Homeschool group doesn’t observe Halloween, and GirlyK has a love of the macabre, so I suggested we tweak one of those ideas and bring them to the Love Day party. We made Love Bites cupcakes. Wanna bite?
Love Bug: The Love Bug is a little critter who delivers bags of love during the night and leaves them on the foot of the bed. Over the years Christmases have been fat and lean. On the lean years I was grateful for the Love Bug. Some how, the money we didn’t have in December, we would by Valentine’s Day. I love giving gifts and it was nice to splurge on more than candy and a card for them.
Friends- Carried into this week was last week’s icky health. I fought that sinus infection by rinsing my nose out, fatigue, the end of PMDD and fibro simply having a tantrum because everything else wanted attention- it’s like my cells are toddlers. Wednesday I looked like a pinata after the party. I am grateful for friends who care and don’t need me to “get better.” We can peaceably ignore how badly I feel and focus on their lives-which is a great pick-me-up.
That Dog-Yesterday she was picked up by a rescue and is on her way to a new life.Thanks to HALT Rescue and The Kern Project
Winter-I sat and drooled all week over the snow pictures everyone was sharing. I understand y’all are tired of winter, but a 12 month summer is just not right. I’ve been holding out. Hoping rain would come, the hills would be green and MAYBE wildflowers, BUT
I gave up yesterday. It is never coming. The Water Wars are in full swing which means the summer will be interesting. I put on my capri’s and t-shirt.
Don’t know what to call it- I hit 200 followers on twitter and my blog post Marriage on Ice got 186 views. I’m a little freaked out. For some reason success really scares me; but I’m trying to sit back and enjoy it.