Sunday, February 7, 2010

Roses are red violets are blue

I'll go ahead and play along with a Valentine's Day spin. I love Valentines day. The reason...I work next to a floral department in a grocery store and I see all the suckers swarming in to buy a crap-ton of...well crap. Flowers are probably the second worst gift to give on Valentines Day. I'll give a first place finish to chocolate because honestly what says I love you than something that makes my butt look big! But flowers die. Very quickly. And while I do love flowers I think shelling out ridiculous amounts of money for said flowers just because of a "Hallmark holiday" is ridiculous. On my hubby and my 1st Valentine as a married couple our present to each other was a new dishwasher. Let me tell you the romantic meter was high up there. And then about 2 years later the hubby was off on Valentines Day and he called me at work to tell me we had about 2 inches of standing water in our kitchen because our washing machine messed up. We had a guy out at our house until probably 8 that night trying to get the tree root problem (which caused our water problem) fixed. I had a roast in the crock pot since it was a Thursday night so we didn't have spectacular plans but still...a roast that sits there for 12 hours in a crockpot gets a little dry. Oh well. This year on Saturday my sister in law and I are taking the kiddos to Playhouse Disney so neither of us have big plans for our significant others. No biggie since we each have better things to spend our money on. Maybe we will rent a movie and have a nice dinner in. Something that doesn't cost a lot of money because we don't need to fork dollar over dollar to show how much we love each other!

Check out to see other spins about Valentines Day. And whatever you all do I hope you get to spend time with your loved ones! That's the true meaning of the season!


Sprite's Keeper said...

You're completely right! The reason for the season is definitely spending it with your loved one! John and I do have some plans for V-Day. Our favorite singer is in town for a concert on Thursday and we are SO THERE!
Have a love-filled Valentine's Day! You're linked!

Anonymous said...

I HATE red roses. Seriously, the smell makes me sick. Nothing tells me a man isn't paying attention to me & is just giving me an obligatory this-is-what-ALL-women-like-gift quite like handing me red roses.

Heather said...

This why I get little bundles of daisy's for $4. Thank goodness I'm allergic to roses.

Those types of Valentine's days are the ones you will remember always, flowers not so much.

Jan said...

Oh, thank you! I thought I was going to be the only one with a less-than-enthusiastically romantic post about the holiday! LOL

Mama Badger said...

Nope, I'm not going to let you and Jan make me feel bad! I like any holiday I can get. Want to give me a rose? I'll oooh and ahhhh. (just don't spend $100, cause that'll piss me right off).

I have to admit, though, a new washer does make a nice gift. Great spin.