Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Roundup

 Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. 

Author Unknown

Good morning.  Brrr!!!  It sure is cold out there today.  The coldest morning of the year so far.  I'm still going to bet out of the house and make my second WW meeting.  I stayed the same this past week.  I was so disappointed, but breathed a sigh of relief because at least it wasn't a gain.  Haven't been getting as much walking in due to the weather.  Hopefully the sidewalks will remain clear for awhile.  The cold I can deal with; it's the ice that I can't take. 

So, what is your Valentine's Day plans?  We're staying in, and I've planned a French meal for dinner.  Nothing more romantic than that...and eating by candlelight.  Hey, just because we've been together for 23 years now doesn't mean we can't add a little romance into our life.

The other day I was reading a great article about Valentine's Day. To be honest, I'm too old for candy, and much as I love flowers, there are other ways to show you care...

1.  Make time for your loved one.  I've discovered that when we were young, hubby and I always found time to be with each other.  Even though we both worked in demanding jobs with different hours we still found time for each other, even if it was just curling up together to watch a television show. Somehow as the years passed by, and a second television set was added, we seemed to drift apart.  Not that we love each other any less.  I'd give my life for him, and he would do the same for me.  I guess you can say we've grown 'comfortable' with each other.  He's in the bedroom watching his shows, and I am in the living room watching mine.  Very few words pass between us during the evening hours.  It's time to close that gap between us so I plan on surprising him by cuddling up to watch a television show with him...whether I like what he is watching or not.

2.  Listening to them.  Sometimes I'll say something to hubby, and he'll come out with something totally off topic like he hasn't heard a word I said.  That hurts my feelings, and I let him know.  Of course he denies it, and says he was listening, but if he was, he would respond to what I said.  I realized that I tend to do the same.  Now, my hubby can be very long-winded when he responds to something or talks about something he is passionate about, so I admit, I will tune him out after several minutes have passed.  We really have to start listening to each other again.

3.  Kisses and hugs.  Now, this one is easy. I'll just waltz in while he's watching television and give him a hug and a kiss.  Now he is doing the same.

4.  Make their life easier.  This is easy, and we already do this for each other by working together in keeping house.  He takes care of the bathroom, some of the shopping,  and does the laundry.  I do the food shopping, the cooking, and the kitchen.  We both take care of the living room and the bedroom.

5. Random surprise. Don't you just love a random surprise?  We used to do this for each other all the time.  I think it's time we start again.

6. Cook for them.  I already do this, but recently I've started making our meals more special.

7. Support them.  I think this is what first brought us together and has held us together...our support for each other.  It was he who encourage me to go back to school at 50, and he who has been there during my darkest times.  And through his illness, I've been by his side, loving him and encouraging him to heal.  

Great list, isn't it?

Well, that's about it for today.  Have a happy Valentine's Day...and try not to eat too much candy.  See you all on Monday.


  1. This is really beautiful Mary. I hope you both have a wonderful Valentines day! :)

  2. The key to a happy, loving marriage is definitely communication. Listening to each other. Lovely post, Mary, and Happy Heart Day.

  3. My Rare One and I have very quiet Valentine's Day plans. Exchange cards, have cheeseburgers, go see an IMAX film about some tropical island or another. Smooch.