A Date for Valentine’s Day

This year I’ve been looking forward to Valentine’s Day.  Quite a shift for me.  Not only is it a holiday, which usually jump-starts my bipolar teeter totter, but this holiday in particular blows a sloppy raspberry in every single person’s face.  But, this year… this year… someone’s waiting for me.

We’ve planned this day for months with little teases and tempts.  Little reminders.  Sometimes a preview or two of what we plan to do once we finally get together.  Anticipation is the most delightful of foreplays.

Now that the day has finally arrived, I’m remarkably calm.  I’ll spend my morning as I always do, then go to him.

And when the lights go down, and we’re gazing into each other’s eyes, I’ll know that Valentine’s Day won’t be a day to avoid anymore.

It will be a Good Day.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Evolution of X
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 06:48:52

    Sounds like a good plan! For what it’s worth, my partner and I don’t care for Valentine’s Day much either.I think it’s made for people who are dating. When you’ve been together for years, it takes a little more than a heart-shaped box of chocolates (which she would resent for sabotaging her diet) or red roses (Nothing says I love you like something dead and horribly trite?). We usually agree to ignore it. And I’ve found that if I break the agreement and get her something thoughtful or make some gesture, she will feel guilty that she didn’t do the same and that’s not fun for her. So I save thoughtful gestures and little gifts for other days. I like your solution for this wretched commercial monster of a day best.

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  2. Karen Roessler
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 07:00:14

    So glad you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day date. I hope there were ample explosions! Love you.

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  3. LaRae Fjellman
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 21:56:55

    Sandy! we are wondering if you would like to have a “date” with Kirk and I in Iowa over Memorial Day weekend – a very non threatening day, so to speak, no expectations, just some wicked anticipation thinking about getting together with some friends. What do you think?

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