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....