What are some ways you plan for a Valentine’s Day?

If you’re like me in the morning, your body arrives in the kitchen a couple of cups of coffee before your brain makes an appearance, working on little to no sleep & I have so much planning to do today. I did start planning my Valentine evening last week, although I still not completely done, but I’m getting there. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, but if you haven’t had a chance to think much about how you’ll make your loved ones feel loved. You should try surfing the net for more ideas; I did.

I know I’m using a red & white theme. I bought a huge lot from Pier1 & a few other things here & there. The menu is going to Chicken Alfredo, garlic bread, toss salad and sugar cookies for dessert. I bought Anthony gift(s) last week as well, so I’m ahead of the game. The hard part is trying to put it all together right before he comes. I need a trial run, I think.

I plan on using Netflix to order a movie to watch while we’re having dinner. What’s your favorite romantic movie? There are SO many romantic movies from which to choose, it’s a little hard to pick one. I do love “Sleepless in Seattle” & “When Harry Met Sally…” The storyline in “Love, Actually” with Colin Firth falling in love with his Portuguese assistant ranks right up there in sweetness & romance. You can’t argue against a classic like “Roman Holiday” or “Casablanca,” either. What’s your favorite romantic movie?

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Pinterest – For those of you who may not have heard of Pinterest, it is a brand new search engine for finding beautiful ideas around the web, and it allows you to photo-bookmark your favorites and pin them to your “bulletin boards”. Here’s my board for Valentine’s Day: http://pinterest.com/vvsfan/be-my-valentine/

We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. ~ Elie Wiesel

…today and we will celebrate another year of being not just husband and wife, but best friends.

I hear people say they aren’t happy in their relationship, and I find it really sad. You should feel as close to and know your spouse as well as you do yourself.

There will always be hard times and disappointment in every relationship, but with your commitment to each other comes great responsibility to that other person. Love that person more than you love yourself and they’ll then return it the same way. Support each other and be happy together.

I love my life and I love my husband. He allows me to be me. In every way I choose and in all the ways that I’ve changed. No one stays the same person they married. I’ve also heard it said, that a persons personality changes every 9 years. So we must adapt ourselves to those changes, not only in ourselves but in each other. Let the other person feel what they’re feeling at the time, even if we don’t agree that’s the right way to handle it. Respect is key here.

I started to write my husband some corny poem, and give him the traditional watch (he’d never wear), but it wasn’t how I was feeling today. He knows that I love everything about him. I may not like all the things that he does nor he I yet, it’s through our commitment to each other, we bare it.

I have a fount of useless information about classic muscle cars and he has a working knowledge of gardening, not that he will ever do it, but he helps when I ask and that’s all I can ask of him.

So, I am looking forward to our next 31 years with the same enthusiasm (maybe even more so) and commitment, than the first thirty-one. I wrote him a love note when we were dating and I told him, “That I’d love him for life… because nothing lasts forever.” I know now, that it’s commitment that makes everything last, and that is forever.

Happy 31st Anniversary… I love you, Hun!

ah… don’t worry, it won’t last 6 months! lol

Making commitments generates hope. Keeping commitments generates trust. ~ Blaine Lee

Promise Yourself

Promise yourself to be so strong
that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends
feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best
and expect only the best.

To be enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to
greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger,
too strong for fear and too happy
to permit the presence of trouble.

~ Christian D Larson

that imperfection is perfect – I talk a lot about the little things in a marriage, that make it memorable and this little video says it better than any words I could have ever expressed. It’s a new commercial that takes a humorous look at marriage from a grieving widow and how much she will miss the little everyday things that made her life with her husband special.

Make today a day of sharing stories about your life that your partner doesn’t know about yet.

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What little things will you miss?

isn’t  always  easy… anger… tears… laughter.. It’s when you want to be together despite it all. That’s when you truly love another. I’m sure of it.

Anger is like milk, it should not be kept too long. ~ Phyllis Bottome

deal with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. ~ CONFUCIUS