Sunday, February 15, 2009

How to Have a Great Valentine's Day

Here are the instructions for a fabulous Valentine's Day.

1- Plan for Book Club to meet at your house. Once you get past the panic that you must host it on a special day, the ideas and excitement begin to flow. Reading Jane Eyre give you a valid excuse to break out the china and enjoy the moment. Great conversation about Jane Eyre (the covered book) and Atlas Shrugged makes you feel excited to be alive and free and have friends. Hubby is shopping with kids and going to Basketball....relax and relish in the adult conversation..

2- Have your husband and kids walk in at the end of book club carrying a balloon, roses, chocolate cake, a giant kiss, (I always wanted one of those!) and the new David Cook CD. These all score major points in the Valentine's Day score book, especially when we 'celebrated' the night before and went to dinner. Bonus. I felt like Phyllis, on The Office.

3- Declare you are exhausted from all the excitement of the day and plop on the couch with a quilt, by your Valentine's side where you both fall into a long winters nap. Naps. What a gift.

4- Be woken from your nap by a phone call from your cool cop little sister that is visiting from out of town and decide to join her and her husband for dinner. Yum. (plus this means you don't have to cook and clean!) Double Bonus!

5- Hang out, kick back, send kids to bed, and head up to your bed with your Valentine for a night of proving your love......well, you get the idea.

Valentine's Day. Awesome.


Kristina P. said...

Wow, your book club is fancy!

So said...

That is a very cool Valentine's Day!

karen louise said...

If I ever have a Valentine...this is how I want him to treat me:)

CarrieAnn said...

Oooohhhhh....big giant kiss AND David Cook! I love it!

Bobie said...

Awesome!! I'm envious of the Giant Kiss!! Gosh dang!!

Dione said...

What a romancer that man of yours is! Sounds like a wonderful day - just what you needed! Did your son enjoy the Jr. High dance?

ramsam said...

Book club is usually more casual, but it was JAne Eyre! How could I not let myself go?

The kiss was devoured today after church with the help of my boys. I only ate 1/4 of it, and I still needed a huge glass of milk to finish it off! (That is the sign of a true treat, in my book)

and David Cook.....he rocks!

Jessica G. said...

Your book group is much cooler than mine. Food is strictly prohibited.

Wendyburd1 said...

Aww chocolate cake your fave!!

Okay don't laugh, but I have always thought, WOW Ramona and Tiff look so alike...yeah did not know the sibling connection, LOL!

Karen said...

What a sweet Hubby you have to make a special Valentine's Day for you!

whymsicalmusings said...

WOW what a wonderful Valentines gift! How lucky are you:) Thank you for the kind comments you made me smile:) Have a magical and Creative day.

Stesha said...

Happy Late Valentine's Day!

Hugs and Mocha,

Debbie said...

That sounds like a great evening!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Your Valentine's Day takes the cake, lady. Nice day!

I am a bit suspicious of the timing of your family's entrance at the end of the book club meeting? Did you really coordinate this? Totally made me laugh because it is exactly something that I would do.

I'd even go as far as to help my friends along and cue them to say, "ahhh." :)


Anonymous said...

WOW! That just sounds perfect in every way!!
Thanks for still being my blogging buddy, even though I have fallen off the edge of "cyber" earth!!
p.s. yes, just one rose per year!!
15 for each year would have been crazy!

Calvin said...

I love excuses to set fancy tables!

Quite the Valentine's day... Mine consisted of waking up to an empty house since Kristen and Greydon left the day before, going to the high school (on a weekend) for a 3 hour early morning practice for my kids (I called it, I can't complain) going to Draper and studying for hours for an Econ test, coming back to the empty house and studying more and taking the test as late as possible and then falling asleep in front of the t.v.

..... That has to earn some sort of pity party award....yes?

FitToSeeJane said...

I love your book club party. It looked great...How fun!
I'm glad you had a good Valentines Day so you won't be jeleous that my husband got me a snuggie! But I've been to busy with my party to blog about it.
Have a good day!

Shauna said...

Hope you had a beautiful Valentines Day! ♥ Hugs :)