Today was the first Valentine's Day we've celebrated since Hubby Tony retired. He has a standing Monday night meeting that he told me he would be happy to miss, but I told him that since he didn't have to work we could do our celebrating during the day. In the morning we took care of some individual business, but met up mid-morning for a lunch date.
This year we had agreed to pass on presents. I already don't use most of the jewelry I
have and it seems wasteful to get more. Over the
weekend we brought a box of chocolates to an event, and enough of it came
home to cover the Valentine's candy needs. And as much as I adore flowers,
in my opinion the quality isn't great on the holiday; I would
rather have my bouquet on February 16th or 17th.
Before heading to the restaurant we had decided to find a different neighborhood to walk in. Tony did some research and found a subdivision that had streets named after flowers. As we strolled down Tulip, Azalea, Columbine, Violet, Camellia, and Honeysuckle we agreed that this was the best type of Valentine's flowers.