i know, i know, some people have downright animosity aimed at this day stuck in the middle of february and i get it but hear me out. at the very least, it's a day to be reminded that we love one another, that we are loved. surely by someone, to someone. and, at least in this part of the world, mid-february need something. february through march are one big gray and slushy mess here in massachusetts. the days just run into one another and outside is a steady white and you're not sure up from down. a couple chocolates, a handful of conversation hearts, and some red balloons are a little gift to shake things up. oh, and girl scout cookies. they arrive right on time.
a few things i love right now:
// samoas, of course. and has anyone ever tried their hand at the homemade samoas that i've seen pop up on pinterest at least two dozen times? are they worth the trouble or are they just a poor, pathetic attempt at the real thing?
// this post by my friend kate which is, in a way, apt on a day such as today. i was going to share my favorite line but then realized that would be the entire post so just go read it.
// this book. we got it out at the library the other day, it was a childhood favorite, and i remember why. the best.
// watching the kids sled down a small hill we have in our backyard. you can see it from the kitchen window, right above the sink, and it's a sweet scene.
// my newest playlist. it's good!
// strawberries. they feel especially decadent in the dead of winter (and a nice mix-up from the normal potatoes and carrots and parsnips and other booooring winter produce)
// this cool diy from my friend sara's blog. i haven't tried it yet but i am all about the painting-on-clothes.
// this 'friday i'm in love' shirt. fun shirt, fun song. i love a good cure line.
// the way steve and i sometimes look at each other and say, half a statement, half a question, mostly joking, "i think we have a good marriage, don't you think we have a good marriage?"
// an impromptu family movie (captain phillips! and i still stand by my oscar nominations!) yesterday afternoon with william and lindsey. they had a snow day, and parker was napping, so steve grabbed it at the red box and i made popcorn.
you got any fun valentine's day plans? i'm hosting a playdate today. the kids are making valentine's crafts, and yogurt parfaits, and things are gonna get craaaazy.