Tuesday Night

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

February 14, 2012


What to write, what to write… Tonight I need a free write topic. Let’s go see what Plinky has to offer. A relevant topic:

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Why or why not?

Yes… Sometimes. But, this year, I forgot. Okay, first, ever since I learned the origin of Valentine’s day with the St. Valentine massacre, the luster of the holiday lost its… luster. Regardless, I find that we often bemoan past terrors without learning from or appreciating revised sentimentality. So, I don’t want to be one of those people. And, I like to appreciate the sentiment. Like last year, when my husband got me 4 roses. Or this year, when he got me a gift certificate for a one hour massage.

Valentine's Day 2011

Valentine's Day 2011

But I forgot. All day. I wore red, my favorite color, only because I had nothing else to wear. I was wished Happy Valentine’s day no less than 6 times. After each time, I forgot until the next person said, “Happy Valentine’s Day!” I stayed late at work because we have a big event tomorrow. (The Garbage Art looks great by the way.) We had our now traditional mac and cheese dinner. So, all in all, the day wasn’t very eventful when considering Valentine’s Day and the love dedication its supposed to invoke.

I guess, no, I do not celebrate Valentine’s Day with pomp and circumstance. But, if I remember, I will buy cards, flowers, and wish you a good day. And, I’ll wear red for the occasion because I will take any excuse.


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