Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I Can't Think of a Good Title

I've never been the kind of single person who disliked & badmouthed Valentine's Day. Nor was I the type to sit around in an orgy of self-pity, watch romantic movies, and eat chocolate alone. I generally spent past Valentine's Days hanging out with friends, going out to dinner, spending time with family, and generally not noticing the holiday. My father always bought my sister, mother & I some cute Valentine's thing & that was enough.

Still - I can't help but be excited that this is the first Valentine's Day I've spent with someone I care about. Tonight, we're actually going to lay low & watch a movie in our PJ's. On Saturday night, we're going out for dinner for both Valentine's & our 5-month anniversary. We're not fancy, so we'll probably go to someplace simple in Southie, like the L St. Tavern or the Playwright. Give me a good beer, a good burger & Nick and I'm fine, thanks.

This wasn't too sappy thus far, but prepare for it to get a tad more warm-fuzzy. Those of you who can't handle it might want to check out now. ;)

Being with Nick for the past five months has helped me understand, more than ever, how important the little things are. Yes, I like him because he will be giving me a Valentine's Day necklace that I commissioned from my co-worker. Yes, I like him because he makes me dinner more often than the other way around. But more than that, I like him because of the little things. Yesterday morning, as he was about to leave for work around 5:45am, I sneezed. He heard it through the bedroom door & said "Bless you!" on his way out the apartment door.

I guess the point of this rambling, disorganized post is that I'm spending my first Valentine's Day with a boyfriend & I'm happy. Bully for me. :)

(I didn't post about Valentine's Day specifically last year, but I did post this just after the holiday. I must have had love on the brain.)


Sarah said...

glad to hear you enjoyed valentine's day (and continue to celebrate it!) We're looking forward to seeing you guys!

Drama Queen said...

I love Valentines day too. It makes me take stock of what I have. And I have a very wonderful thing (as shown by the huge bunch of flowers I got sent to my work).

Anyway, so many posts yesterday were insulting Valentine’s Day making me feel shameful for liking it.

Besides that wasn’t a slushy post, you should have read mine

londongirl said...

Even if I don't have love, it's still lovely to hear about others' love.

Long may it continue!