The Christmas Season just ended (especially for me) and they are sure jumping on the Valentines bandwagon already. Valentines is my second least favorite holiday (behind Halloween). Plain and simple it is a Hallmark Holiday. And maybe if I had someone to spend it with I would feel differently but probably not. I don’t need chocolates and flowers just die. And yes cute little teddy bears holding hearts that say “I Love You” are cute but you can only have so many stuffed animals. My Valentine’s Day usually includes some Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey (again something I don’t need but oh so good) and watching Gone with the Wind, a movie where the lead character goes running after the man she loves in the fog after he basically tells her to take a hike. Not so romantic of an ending.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone is having a great day. Today I’m treating myself. First a Valentine Breakfast from McDonalds (eaten in the car before I caught my shuttle into work). Then a Valentine Cookie (the only Valentine I will probably get). I even bought myself a Valentine gift, a Vera Bradley Backpack. So I guess I am my own Valentine.
One of my favorite things to do for myself on Valentine’s Day is to buy myself some Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream! I’m not a big ice cream eater and hardly ever pay the price for Ben & Jerry’s but I do like treating myself on Valentine’s Day. I may have to make my Chunky Monkey part of my lunch this year because I got plans this Valentine’s Day. I’m watching the one year old and six year old! Chunky Monkey, for those of you who may not know, is Banana Flavored Ice Cream with Walnuts, and Big Chunks of Chocolate. Just what this Southern Belle needs on a Hallmark Holiday for Lovers!
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Let me jump up and down with joy. It’s just another Hallmark Holiday. Restaurants will be packed, there will be a sea of red everywhere you go, and the amount of flowers sent, wow! Last evening I was in a local grocery store and the tables and tables of flowers waiting to be purchased for tomorrow was astonishing. My plans for tomorrow; first I will go to work, where I will be wearing all black because I am just not in the red mood for tomorrow. After work I will come home and spend some time with my new favorite man, Castle. There will be a glass of champagne along the way as well as some time spent with two of my favorite men, Ben and Jerry, Chunky Monkey is a Valentine’s Day must. Then I will curl up with a tall, dark, and handsome man, but his name will depend on what book I chose to read. And I may spend a little time with my favorite man, Rhett Butler.