Monday, February 1, 2010

Candy, flowers, jewelry, oh my!

It's official. Actually, for retail purposes, it was official on Jan. 2. Valentine's Day is around the corner.

I mean, really, the big stores had red and pink candies on display in early January.

But, I digress. The second month of the year brings with it Valentine's Day and thoughts of love and romance.

Around my house, however, that doesn't mean flowers and candy — well, maybe chocolate — but is more apt to bring a card and some jewelry. (Hey, I live in the Black Hills. Ever hear of "Black Hills Gold?") Hubby grabs a ring, necklace or earrings just because it's easy. Not that I'm complaining. In fact, I have a beautiful jewelry collection and I enjoy every piece I own... well, I do have some sharks-tooth earrings that may not be my absolute favorite.

Anyway, romance isn't all hearts and flowers in my mind. Romance is the every-day things you do for those you love. Like their laundry. And not complaining when they put the toilet paper roll on the wrong way. Or just bringing them a cold drink because they're thirsty.

Romance shouldn't be saved for a huge showing one day a year. It should be lived and cherished in a thousand small ways each and every day.

At least, that's my opinion....


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