Monday, February 14, 2011

 

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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3fwYEq0nPhM/TVdY3Pt9gaI/AAAAAAAAAAg/PD6NwxJzQlE/s1600/blogphoto.bmpWHEN IS VALENTINE'S DAY THIS YEAR....
Dawn Boyle


Today is Valentines Day. I would bet 90% of women hate this day, the other 10% are lying.
Years ago I would get all excited about what I would wear, run around for the perfect gift and spend hours deciding where we would go. Those days are LONG GONE!
It is pathetic this man-made hallmark holiday gets me so upset. I should be treated like a princess every day, which I am not! So why does it bug me that on February 14 my husband acts like he does any other day of the year? Why do I set myself up for disaster? I know his M.O.,
I know he will stop to pick up a card on his way home from work. I know he will grab some grocery store pre-wrapped carnations (my most hated flower). I know he will ask what we are having for diner and when I say I didn't take anything out he will look at me like I have lost my mind. This show has been a re-run since 2001.


So today I have decided to get my own tulips and I bought a shirt at Marshall's. The kids will love their gifts and I will love the homemade cards I get from them. When Greg gets home I will open my card, put my carnations in a vase and order in a pizza. The biggest decision will be regular or Sicilian.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

14 comments:

  1. OH! Dawn how lucky you are to get five minute decision card and the 7-11 special of flowers..lol For me I'm going on 21yrs of this and I get well I wasn't sure what you like. Hello!!!! 21 yrs and still don't know me "Danger, Danger Will Robinson"! Nonetheless I like you will if you don't know me I'll show you have that kinda of attitude thanks to my good friends at Kohls. So "Yes! Honey these are new shoes I'm wearing thanks for noticing and Happy Valentines Day to you too" Pfiff! who needs carnations when there are shoes to be sort after. And just in spirit of the holiday they were RED too. LOL

    Nice Article Dawn . Best to You and Barb on this Blog Site. I will be here often!

    Patty B.

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  2. Patty B! I am love red shoes...good idea!

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  3. should read...I love red shoes - no coffee yet!

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  4. I bet your Marshall's shirt is SMASHING !! And your man will think you look so HOT... I better go buy her a boat !!! Some might say !!! I wish I had a man ... Like me .. Congrats on your new venture ... So fun to be in Dawn's World again !! Love it !!!

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  5. Great to have you back !! There is something nice about knowing someone so well ... It is comforting .. You should ROCK that new shirt even for your pizza party !! I am sure you will look fabulous in it !!!! Keep your blogs coming .. I look forward to being on DBK train !!! Can't wait for your Tobay blogs !!!

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  7. still new at this...THANKS JENN!!! I can't wait to be writing about Tobay - SOON ENOUGH :)

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  8. HA Dawn, I'll go one better. I worked in a florist for years and brought home my own bouquet at midnight every Valentine's Day. Oh and by the way I'd go for the extra large Sicilian. wink, wink.....

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  9. nothing like an extra large Sicilian every once in a while...

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  10. Or some really good greek eats for that matter... ;)
    --- Barbara

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  11. Well I would bet 100% of men hate this day. It's a made up, commercialized holiday to force men to spend money. V-Day is a holiday where we have to give, then get judged on what we give. Women then compare with their friends - "oh, look what he did for her." It's all bullshit! Your love shouldn't be measured by what you buy, how much you spend, etc. Relationships have enough pressure, I don't need another day to feel squeezed to put on some performance, to prove myself. She knows how I feel. She also sees right through the phoniness, as most women do on this day. So I don't do it.

    I also dont know anyone who is treated like a princess. fake, fake, fake, fake. Be real, best friends, laugh together, and hopefully there's some sex thrown in there once in awhile. May be a pipe dream for many, but that's a relationship.

    Tonight....we will stay in, make dinner together (I help in the kitchen), drink some wine, maybe some music. We will treat this like any friday. Heck, after reading your blog, some pizza, beer, and the bachelor sounds even better!

    Hallmark, 1800flowers, Godiva, Victoria's... bite me, not on my dime!

    Single people are also reminded in big bold letters on this day... im alone and have no one. So screw you St. Valentine!

    I like the new site btw, good luck.

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  12. Lefty....glad you like the site! We are very excited and hope you keep coming back to see all the exciting things we have in store! In fact, you are not the only one who feels different about this day - check back to see who else doesn't agree with me!

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  13. I agree with Lefty......A Big Business holiday to bolster 1st quarter revenues!!!

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  14. so Shaun I take it you WON'T be my Valentine?

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