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Posted on Feb 14, 2013 in Dear Diary | 9 comments

Happy <3 Day!

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

  9. nice boyfriend, pretty eyes, liked your song:)

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