Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!


Harry and Daxter got to spend a large chunk of yesterday at their favorite place in whole wide world: the groomer! So they came home sporting gentlemanly beards and heart-spotted Valentine’s bandannas. Oh, how I love my tiny old man dogs. Heeee. 😀

Why did you do this to me?

Valentine’s Day is one of those “holidays” (I use the term loosely) that I’ve always really liked, even when I wasn’t romantically attached. I know a lot of single people rally against this day, but I dunno. I guess that even when I wasn’t in a relationship, I just liked what the day stands for. Love, y’know? Because, let’s be honest, I am a huuuuuge drippy romantic cheeseball at heart. (This should really not surprise anyone though. I mean, you guys have seen how into weddings I am. I am pretty ridiculous.)

Sean is keeping me in the dark about our Valentine’s Day plans tonight, the wonderful jerk. He absolutely LOVES planning surprises and I am the wooooorst at waiting patiently for them. I have a love-hate relationship with surprises, actually. I love the IDEA of being surprised, but I also want to know everything ever ahead of time (I’m the kind of person who actually loves reading spoilers for movies, haha). So all I know is that we have dinner reservations SOMEWHERE in DC. But other than that, zilch. Hopefully he a least got the memo about me giving up sweets and desserts for Lent though (what unfortunate timing!) and forewent the box o’ chocolates this year. I wonder if an Edible Arrangement would count against my Lenten sacrifice? 😉

Anyway! Since I have no idea where we’re going or what we’re doing, I guess I’ll report back in tomorrow with the V-Day celebration. In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Just remember to bask in the love, mon amis–whether that’s relationshippy love, familial love, or–the best love of all–the canine kind.



  1. Katiesays:

    tiny precious faces!! happy valentines day 🙂

  2. Happy Valentine’s Day Gretchen!

    I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day too. Single or not.

    I may have even loved it more so when I was single because now it almost feels cliche to do something special on Valentine’s Day (which makes me want to do nothing at all) whereas when I was single I was content to just wishing people love and happiness.

  3. Happy Valentine’s day!! Thanks for this adorable post 🙂

  4. So sweet that he is surprising you!

    I am terrible at waiting to be surprised as well; I have a bad habit of reading the last line of a book when I am only a chapter or two in. I can’t help myself. It’s almost a compulsion. Hahaha. Usually it doesn’t give anything away, but once recently the last line mentioned a character that was thought to be dead and actually revealed the entire plot twist. I earned no sympathy from the husband 🙂

    Enjoy your Valentine’s Day!!

  5. Katesays:

    Have a great Valentines Day! Surprises are the best–can’t wait to hear what it was! 🙂

  6. Happy Valentines Day!! Have fun in DC!!

  7. I agree with you all the way on V-day! It’s just fun, even when you’re single, in my opinion. So excited for your surprise tonight! Can’t wait to see what he’s got planned for ya.

  8. Sarah W.says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m sure you’re evening will be lovely. Can’t wait to hear about it!

  9. robinsays:

    nice boyfriend, pretty eyes, liked your song:)

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