"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence
Do you hear it? Birdsong filling the air, the pop and fizz of champagne bubbles, the gentle murmur of lovers whispering sweet nothings. Yeah, me neither… I’ve been single long enough to understand the beef some people have with Valentine’s Day and I nurse a love/hate relationship with it still (mostly the marketing and consumerism messages that get thrown around like so many rose petals). On the flip side, I really do enjoy celebrating holidays and cherish the opportunity to make memories with the ones I love. So J and I are going for an understated celebration on this, our first Valentine’s Day together.
We’ve opted to do a nice dinner in tonight. No puppy sitter required, I love cooking anyway, and we can keep saving for upcoming travel adventures. I did splurge on some fair trade Belgian chocolate for us. And for dinner? I’m whipping up some bacon-wrapped scallops (because bacon truly is the way to my man’s heart), a mushroom risotto, roasted asparagus, and an irish cream mousse for dessert. Recipes to come soon! We’ve got a tasty bottle of sparkling wine to enjoy and my grand plan is to cuddle up on the couch with my Mr. and my pup and watch a fun action flick. Understated, and oh, so fun!
In celebration of today, I wanted to tell you a little about this man who holds my heart.
So what are you guys doing today? Are there celebrations planned? Are you going to ignore all the hoopla? Inquiring minds want to know!
And one more thing: in the spirit of all those Valentine cards we used to give in grade school, I wish you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day and ask that you would be my Valentine. 🙂