I'm not one for making a big deal about this day. Shouldn't we all be showing the person that we love that we love them every day? BUT... I told John earlier in the week that I had come up with a good idea to do for it so I would take care of planning this Valentine's Day and he could start working ahead to next year (or you know, think of it February 13, 2017... whichever).
I've rarely had a date on Valentine's Day so it has been a long tradition that I go out for a girl's night on (or around) Valentine's Day. Why should all the couples get all the fun? The girls I hang out with on this date have changed over the years (because people run off and get married) but the good times continue. So on Friday, myself, and a few friends got together for dinner (and they had dessert - I didn't because I had an obscene amount at the classroom Valentine's Day party I was subbing in) hung out and caught up. It was fun.
Then on Sunday, February 14th I of course woke up not feeling so great. Why oh why am I always getting sick when there is a holiday (Monday was a holiday)!?! You know how when you get sick there is usually one day that is worse than the others? Well I wasn't willing to risk Monday being the more sick of the two days and postponing.... so the show went on.
When thinking about what we should do I thought about what John would want to do.... or what he likes to do.
"Well... he likes camping" I thought to myself and so the plan began.
It was a pretty simple set up. Hotdogs, chips, s'mores, carrots, and pickles (or you know... what I'm assuming is typical camping food) and of course... my fireplace. I was a little nervous about someones marshmallow going up in flames (and they did... multiple times... those things are highly flammable!) and burning something important (such as my condo) so I put a pitcher of water by the fireplace (which we didn't end up needing... we just blew out the marshmallow fires). I also took a couple of cushions off the couch and put them on the floor in front of the fireplace to make it more comfortable (then I covered it with another blanket so that we wouldn't get any ash or anything on the cushions.
I didn't get him much...
While picking up the groceries for the indoor camping experience I took a wander down the candy aisle at Walmart thinking that they usually have some of their Lindtt chocolate on sale.. the only ones that were on sale were the dark chocolate varieties which just so happen to be his favourite. So I bought him one and told him to open it before we made s'mores because he might want to include it with his (and he did).
I'm pretty sure he had a good time (and I enjoyed how incredibly simple it all was)...we called it a night early on because I wasn't feeling the greatest but at least the day wasn't completely ruined (by my illness... or you know an out of control fire or anything).
Hope all my readers, whether single or happily taken had a great Valentine's Day!