Valentine’s Day Dilemma

Hey, friends! I hope you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day – wether it was with a significant other, a friend, or yourself! Spreading a little extra love to any of those perviously mentioned people is always a good thing πŸ˜‰

This brings me to a thought, which I feel could turn into a tangent, so I’m going to choose my words carefully. I was talking to someone-who-shall remain-nameless yesterday about girls in his life treating him badly. He had a Valentine’s Day dilemma yesterday. Let’s set up the scene: He’s the kind of guy who’s nice to everyone, even if you spit on his shoes.He’s a catch, really. The short story is that he and this girl have been on a few dates. He had also bought this chick tickets to a pretty awesome event for last night, only to find out that she had spent the weekend holed up with her ex-boyfriend. My question to you is, should he have revoked the ticket and taken a friend instead (and gotten money for said ticket) – even though it was the day of the awesome event? I’m eager to hear your thoughts!

This morning’s workout was a quick one because I have the longer commute to my other job today. I started out with the plan to do hill intervals (which I really think helped me in this past 5k), but once I started running, my legs were begging me to stop! My calves and knees were so sore – the kind of sore that you should listen to, not just “work out.” I’m not a certified trainer by any stretch of the imagination, but I know that listening to your body is the one of most important things when exercising. If it hurts (ow vs. so good), don’t do it! That said, I ended up doing intervals on the elliptical, which made a world of difference, for 25 minutes.

Breakfast this morning was quick and easy – why break routine, friends? πŸ˜‰

Well, my lovely readers – I’ve gotta jet! I’ll catch ya later this afternoon! Enjoy your morning πŸ˜€

Question for the morning – See above πŸ˜‰

Valentine’s Day Victory

I know I said I’m not one to celebrate Valentine’s Day. After I made that post, I almost regretted it because I felt like I’d have to be Hard Hearted Helen today in order to stand true to what I said – and that’s so not me. Β All I was trying to express (albeit poorly) was that I don’t like when this day taken to the extreme. I try to find the happy medium between walking around throwing rose petals in my wake and wearing black while dubbing today “Singles Awareness Day” (Which I just realized spells sad. That’s sad.) It’s a fun day to do cute things with people you love, and I can dig that.

Our Valentine’s ended up being just that! A little bit of cuteness, with a whole lot of love πŸ™‚

Cory and I usually send each other emails throughout the day, and today he sent me two “themed” ones that I enjoyed πŸ™‚

A little comedy –

We love our Macs and iPhones πŸ™‚ I know these things from Facebook are so yesterday, but they always make me laugh.

And a little sweetness in the form of a Google Maps e-card –


Aw, man. I just love this guy. πŸ˜€ As an aside – I can’t believe our wedding is less than six months away! It sounds like a long time, but it’s going to be here before we know it. I get butterflies every time I think about it πŸ™‚

Speaking of our wedding – Cory’s parents sent us a Valentine’s Day present off our registry πŸ˜€

It didn’t come out in the picture very well, but they’re Mr. & Mrs. champagne flutes filled with treats! Can you guess which one is mine? πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much, Joni and Mark!!

When Cory got home, I gave him two “tickets” to the Spy Museum in DC. I went years ago, and we’ve been wanting to go together, so I thought this was a good idea πŸ™‚ Nevermind the 5th grade-esque quality. It came from the heart.

Cory asked where I wanted to go to dinner and we came up with the decision to try the American Cafe.

I ordered Cajun chicken with veggies and mashed potatoes. You can imagine my disappointment when I quickly realized the “mashed potatoes” clearly came out of a box. Let down. The chicken wasn’t too bad though – it had a nice spicy kick to it.

Neither of us was totally satisfied with our meals, which only meant one thing. We had to go somewhere else for dessert. Enter: Red Velvet Cake (to-go!) from Eggspectations.

We devoured this baby real fast. I tried to get it out of the to-go box for a pretty picture, but that wasn’t going to happen without the cake crumbling/messing up the (cream cheese!) icing.

Well, friends, I’m stuffed and ready to relax for the rest of the night! I hope you’re doing the same! πŸ˜€

Question for the evening – How did you spend your Valentine’s Day?

Too Early for Candy?


My boss came in to my office this morning and handed me a cute little Valentine’s treat and I indulged almost immediately πŸ˜‰

I’m not ashamed to say I will be taking advice from a Dove wrapper πŸ™‚

Pre-Valentine’s Day Rant

It’s Friday!! Wow, the morning has certainly gotten away from me! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day so far πŸ™‚

I have some pretty exciting happenings planned for later this afternoon, but I can’t tell you just yet! I don’t want to jinx anything πŸ˜‰ Come back tonight and check it out!

So, it’s almost that time of year again – and I’m assuming many people are celebrating this weekend with their other halves. That said, have youΒ  noticed that you can’t walk into any store without Valentine’s Day smacking you in the face? I’m going to go against theΒ  grain and say that I’m not a celebrator of Valentine’s Day. I’m blessed to be in a loving relationship, but I can’t help but imagine how much Valentine’s Day must really suck if you so happen to be single.

Let me clarify – being single does not suck. I actually think single is the way to go unless you’re with someone you see yourself spending a long time with. I just think Valentine’s Day makes people feel like they should be dating or married or in love.

But I also think Valentine’s Day sucks if you aren’t single. It’s built up to be this monumental day that I’m supposed to show my significant other how much I love him.Β  That’s a lot of pressure! How can I put my love for my future husband into a cookie, a store-bought chocolate or a $4 card that someone else wrote?Β  I just can’t.

But I do leave him love notes in his socks or dress shirt pockets to find on a random Tuesday.Β  He warms the car up for me because I hate the cold. I try to hang up my coat and put my shoes in the corner because I know he hates clutter. He always shares his french fries without complaining. We tell each other everyday that we love each other and that we appreciate one another.

I think if you’re in a relationship, you should celebrate your love in some way everyday.

If you celebrate Valentine’s Day and it makes you happy, that’s wonderful! I’m not bashing anyone for how they spend a random day in February. I love love and I love when people celebrate it! I just don’t like the nature of this “holiday.” I just wanted to write about it now, because I don’t plan on mentioning it on Monday πŸ™‚

Question of the day – Agree or disagree? Do you love VD (I get a kick outta that) or is not your thing?