Hearts, Roses and Cheese (?)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Isn’t this a beautiful cheese board? It is hickory and smooth as can be. The best part is that my hubby made this for me yesterday and surprised me with this lovely Valentine’s gift! Last evening we started our Valentine’s celebration munching on a lovely appetizer with the board center stage. I simply LOVE it!

I love Valentine’s Day, but at the same time have no expectations as to what hubby has to do for it, OR expectations as to what I should do. Throughout the many Valentine’s Days we have spent together, not one has been like the other.

Two years ago, I received all of the “traditional” gifts. Diamond earrings, chocolates, roses, wine and a great lunch out. It was a beautiful day and a wonderful celebration as my hubby splurged in this way.

BUT it was no more fantastic than last year! We had a very busy year and in February it just wasn’t “in the cards” to go lavish. Hubby instead shared his love and appreciation by creating two awesome, hand drawn cards. The pics that showed what he loved and appreciated about me are still on our refrigerator and I adore looking at them still.

Eight years ago I was gifted with red velvet cakes shaped like a heart! You can bet I enjoyed that one!

I guess my point is that some years there are no gifts or simple gifts. Some years the gifts are extravagant. Simple and extravagant are also relative, dependent upon other life happenings. The handmade card or the simple “Happy Valentine’s Day” greeting can feel extremely loving and caring if done with a sincere heart.

Whether you are enjoying traveling solo for business, cuddling in your warm home with a partner and a dog, tending to chickens on your farm OR spending it in a million other ways living your life today….

I sincerely and lovingly with each of you a Happy Valentine’s Day!