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Monday, February 12, 2007

Valentine's Day - Not just for lovers!

You would think a romance writer would be all about Valentine's Day and great romantic stories... and I must confess, I relish a good February 14 love story as much as the next person. But who says Cupid's holiday can't be for everyone???

My theory is this... if you don't have a significant other in your life this year, then spoil yourself. Buy something frivolous or treat yourself to a massage or a movie or anything else you enjoy. Psychologists tell us it's important to love ourselves, so why not make Valentine's Day something to celebrate, regardless of whether or not you are part of a couple.

And I'm all in favor of remembering friends on this day. My hubby's secretary is a single woman... we plan on giving her a box of chocolates as a gesture of how much we like and appreciate her!

So get out there ladies (and gents) - celebrate with your honey if you have one, and if it's just you and a bottle of wine, don't let it get you down... do something fun for someone you know, and don't forget to treat yourself to a crazy, extravagant, unexpected Valentine's gift that's all your own.

Hugs and kisses from me!
Janice Maynard

(The picture today is one of MY special valentines, Ainsley... on her first birthday. She's holding the plastic cell phone we gave her - it was one of her favorite gifts! :)


DianneCastell said...

IMO Valentine's Day is for remembering all those near and dear to your heart. What a great day.
On a personal note...I just bought my dh some new smelly stuff as the junk he uses now smells like old man. Gross!!!
Now if I can just find a rose to clamp in my teeth...

Karen Kelley said...

You're so right, Janice!

Jodi said...

I agree Janice! It's a day for everyone! I always by a little gift for my daughter's. (My husband thinks I just needed an excuse to go shopping!) I haven't decided what to get h ome, but guess I better decide since time's running out!
I hope everyone has a fantastic Valentine's Day. And like Janice said, if you don't have a significant other, do something for yourself! It will make you feel better.

Lisa F. said...

We always buy the kids a little something and I've already got that for this year but haven't bought DH anything yet. We usually just say don't go spend a lot of money on candy or flowers; let's do something together later.

Cryna said...

You are so right Janice - I sent both my grandchildren a stuffed animal holding a heart with I Love You written on it with cards to go with them. They were so excited. As for me, I am not sure what I will do yet but I am sure it will be something with my parents.

Kris said...

We give all sorts of gifts in my family for Valentine's Day.
The pic is adorable, thanks for sharing.

Janice Maynard said...

Aw... I love to hear everyone's Valentine's plans! We will actually be on the road... I am going with dh to DC on a business trip, but we will be together which is always nice, and we may squeeze in time for a museum!

And I forgot to mention, I still have a red rhinestone heart pin my grandmother gave me for Valentine's Day when I was a kid. I treasure it!


Dianne - the stuff my hubby likes in after shave has been discontinued, so I have to pick something new as well!

Jennifer Y. said...

I don't have a SO, but my parents have always given me something for Valentine's Day...a tradition they continue to do. I still have many of the stuffed animals that they got for me.

Judy F said...

I usually get my parents a card and a few friends. No big plans for me

Oh I love your cutie. Training her right

Stacy~ said...

I am also flying solo, but I consider my friends to my Valentines LOL. And I definitely treat myself first - I totally agree with you Janice!

Janice Maynard said...

Jenn, Judy, and Stacy - thanks for stopping by... hope you can kick back on Wednesday and enjoy yourselves!


Diana said...

Janice, I like your view on Valentine's Day, and that picture of Ainsley is adorable. I love her outfit.

Janice Maynard said...

Diana - My daughter did a whole "heart-themed" birthday party since Ainsleys' b'day is early February. And I think she found that little jumper in Penney's catalog online.


Mona said...

The dress is very much Valentine. Don't know why kids like phones.. all kind of them, my nephew's favorite one a cell phone toy also.