Well, I suppose it's not so secret, since I am telling you ;) ...
Sooooo, the secret is that, I am working on a super special Valentine's Day present, for a super special person, that I looooove.
You see, it's not exactly easy to say that this person is super special, and that I love this person oodles and oodles. I mean, I do (even though sometimes I can't stand her). But, it's still sort of tricky to say I love her bunches, when that person is...
Yes, I am my own special Valentine.
Throughout the years, I have shared posts in February that tell of how, I LOVE Valentine's day. However, I love this day because I use it as a me me meeeeee day.
It's the one day that is maybe even better than a birthday.
Because, my most important Valentine, is myself.
In the beginning (a few years ago) I was sort of silly about being my own Valentine. Doing it in a sort of joking way.
But now, I am crazy serious about it, and I go out of my way to make sure my super special Valentine has a splendid little day. (so, I am working on something that might take until V-day to be done)
It's so important to be good to yourself, even if it is a difficult feat. It will get easier over time.
If you sort of delete the idea of someone else being your Valentine (along with all of the expectations that can create), you can't imagine how fun Valentine's day can actually be.
First of all, I love red and pink.
Second of all, I think a heart shape is the bestest shape on earth.
And C, when you become your very own Valentine, you actually enjoy the over-zealous shop offerings of stuffed hearts with faces, and plush roses.
So, I am working on my Valentine's day gift to myself. (have been for the last week)
Plus painting, and doing a million other things.
Yesterday, Matty and I spent the entire day at the city house packing my car with lots of treasures (big furniture etc. - my arms are sore today), that I wanted to bring to the country house. Pretty soon I will have to just face the fact that, I officially live full-time in the country, and love love love it here, and that's that.
Sooooo, I was at Home Depot today at 7 a.m., then ran a long list of errands (getting ready for planting for spring too), and am about to keep working on my Valentine's day gift.
Which might take me a couple more weeks.
I have sooo been enjoying using Mister Lovee's workshop, and his saw and such.
I can't wait to show you when I'm done.
I also have a couple of paintings I am working on too.
Phew, busy as a beeeeee.
ps: I am soooo loving all the February magazine subscriptions I receive.
It's a fab way to get over the holiday's are gone blues.
pss: Mister Lovee is a darned good Valentine, I shouldn't overlook that. He gets major brownie points. But, even so, it is still important to be nice to oneself, on any ole day for that matter ;)