The day for those in love is coming upon us shortly! I was laying in bed this morning and thinking it was the 11th, or was it the 12th? So image my surprise when I got up and decided I should do a blog on this special day! Valentines Day is February 14th.
I’ve been married for 21 years. I have to admit that my husband has never been overly romantic. Actually, let me rephrase that – not at all romantic might be a better description of him. But, to be fair, it is partly my fault. Having spent the better part of my adult life as a zookeeper, I never wore jewelry. I even took the diamond part of my wedding band off and only wore the band, lest while I was doing operant conditioning with chimpanzees, they might get hold of the ring and rip my finger off. So I never had the desire for rings or earrings or necklaces, or anything fancy like that. And flowers? Well, I loved flowers – growing them outside in all my flower gardens. No need to spend money on them when I had beautiful roses and wildflowers all over my own yard.
The only thing I ever requested of my husband was a card. After a few years I couldn’t even see spending $5 or more on a card for each other that would be thrown away the next day, so I suggested that we not even do that for each other. Did you know that in 2014, according to one statistic, people spent $13 billion on Valentine’s Day, with each person on average spending $116.00?
Now, some husbands might now and then decide to get their wives a special gift of “chocolate” for Valentine’s Day, especially when chocolate is that wife’s most favorite food in the world, but I guess I have trained my husband too well. He pretty much just ignores the day. But, am I any better? I didn’t even know the date. So, I would just like to say Happy Valentines Day to you all, as we just spend the day like any other.
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