Ugh… woke up today still feeling grumpy but also feeling totally under the weather :( Actually, I woke up at 4 am feeling terrible but hoped a couple more hours of sleep would make me feel better. No such luck. Same thing with the crabbiness. I know, I am a real joy to be around.
So, I hung out with my cat – he was very happy to have a snuggle buddy all day. Although, he has since left my side and I am guessing it’s because I still haven’t showered today. Apparently, Simon has fairly high standards! I also spent a good chunk of time on pinterest. It’s addicting – like peanut butter and chocolate addicting. I.just.want.to.pin.all.day.long! I’m hoping that I actually make some of the projects that I have pinned someday – to me that would be real achievement!
I want to make these
Being on pinterest for large amounts of time also means seeing A LOT of Valentine’s Day projects. Here’s the deal: I love Valentine’s Day! I really do! It was always a big deal when I was younger and I still think it’s a neato holiday. Of course, as I have gotten older, the concept of Valentine’s Day has changed for me. Where I used to think it was a sweet holiday now it has become THE holiday that seems to drive home my single-ness. In fact, a couple of weeks ago I couldn’t figure out why the obnoxious jewelry commercials were back and then it dawned on me
VALENTINE’S DAY WAS COMING!
I’ve had some shoddy Valentine’s Days in the last few years. A few years back my boyfriend at the time told me I looked like a hooker after griping the whole night about how he hated the night, didn’t want to be out, blah, blah. I was wearing my favorite red dress and I was bummed/hurt about all of it. Another time, my big crush (also a friend) and I got in a huge fight – it wasn’t pretty. Then other Valentine’s, I have just spent on my own, which can feel very depressing when you put as much weight on the holiday as I did.
I really started thinking this year would be the same. I would get all mopey because I was on my own and I would start making really bad and bitter jokes about Valentine’s Day and how much it sucked. But I’ve been doing some thinking… I want to embrace Valentine’s for the true meaning it has for me. Yay LOVE! All kinds of love – the love I have for my family, my friends, my staff. I know I sound like an after school special but bitter doesn’t look very good on me and I like hearts – A LOT! :)
Yep, I’m going to make some Valentine’s treats. I’ll probably even buy Valentine’s and send those out too, haha! I want to make some Valentine’s decorations as well. But most of all, I am going to enjoy the holiday and celebrate the love that is IN my life not lament the love that isn’t.
Sound like a good plan? I thought so! I’ll be sure to post some pics along the way!