Every year my opinion about Valentines day is different. In all my 28 years on this lovely planet Earth, it’s ranged from scorn, contempt, or dread to excitement and happiness.
This year, I am somewhere in between neutral and semi-excited.
It’s our 8th Valentines day together (our 9th anniversary occurs in March). That’s a pretty decent chunk of time! But what is more amazing is that given all of the changes we’ve been through together (undergrad, grad school, moving, becoming obsessed with cycling together) it actually seems like a pretty short amount of time. There’s so much more I want to do, and I’m looking forward to doing it with my weirdo partner… =)
We decided to get each other something this year. Our past decisions have ranged from not even acknowledging that this “holiday” existed to going out for a nice dinner. But, as some of you may know, we’re pretty miserable and going through a major cycling withdraw. So why not use V-Day as an excuse to get other a little gift?
I got him a bike-themed gift (surprise!) and then I asked him he got me something that is related to bikes. Guess what–he did!
So…cute bike things are coming our way tomorrow! Can’t wait to see what I get, and I sure hope he likes his gift. Ya know…I wouldn’t be surprised if we went home for a visit and stumbled upon a How-I-Met-Your-Mother-Style intervention.
We both purchased our gifts on etsy.com. If you haven’t shopped at etsy before I highly recommend it. There are a ton of unique and customizable gifts out there. Buying stuff at the mall is rarely satisfying to us anymore–it’s all mass produced and just goes to support a big corporation. I always had a hard time shopping for him until I started browsing there. At etsy, it’s handmade goods made by one person or a small group of people (usually). However, the shipping time is kind of a hit or miss, so I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re short on time (unless the seller really promotes FAST SHIPPING and has lots of RECENT feedback to confirm it!)
Thanks for reading!! And Happy Valentines Day (Or not…you know, whatever)
COMMENT ON YOUR THOUGHTS!
- What are your plans or what did you do for Valentine’s day this year?
- What do you think about Valentine’s day? Feel free to vent about how much you love OR hate it!
- Would it be weird or creepy to celebrate V-Day with your pets? I feel kinda bad that I didn’t get Mr. Potato Lump (a.k.a. The Dog) anything. Maybe he’ll get some extra apples tomorrow.