Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks to our work schedules, the four of us decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day last night. We made a nice dinner at home. I bought roses and chocolate-dipped strawberries (locally hand-dipped!) and she bought a carrot cake that the kids decorated with candy hearts. We were going to bake a cake but we’re just overworked this week. Everybody got cards too.
As a present to ourselves, we bought a flower cropshare from a local CSA flower farm (CSA == community-supported agriculture) so we will have locally-grown fresh-cut flowers every week from June to September.
I am not a big supporter on Valentine’s Day. It is so clearly a commercial enterprise. But it is hard to resist an excuse to try to be more lovey-dovey, so we try to go with the flow in our own way. Meanwhile, we have friends who celebrate Anti-Valentine’s Day. They throw parties where everyone dresses in black mourning clothes and brings bouquets of dead flowers and plays games that involve the destruction of sappy greeting cards. Hey, that’s cool too. Whatever floats your boats.
But if you’re still into the commercially-supported mode of celebration: Happy Valentine’s Day! As my gift to you, here’s a guide to kissing from 1939.