So, we just got a wee bit of snow yesterday. I woke up Thursday morning, looked out the window and it was white outside. I don’t just mean that the streets were covered with snow but that the sky was white too. I haven’t seen snow like that in the city in about 10 years. It was like being in the mountains.
P.S. Thank goodness for Old School Blogging. I love this series but it saved me and my post today. You see, I didn’t have a Friday Round-Up prepared because I haven’t read many blogs this week!! So thank you Elaine and Tamara for saving my butt.
This edition of Old School Blogging is all about Valentine’s Day because duh, it’s Valentine’s Day today!
How do you typically celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Ummm, we don’t? The few days before Valentine’s Day, I’m usually helping the boys with their cards for their classmates. On Valentine’s Day itself, I’m usually greeted with cards from the kids or else they draw pictures for me in “Mommy’s special book.” Instead of presents, the boys draw pictures for me in my special book. I love the idea of having a visual record of their drawings over the years in one place.
Do you like to get A) chocolates B) flowers C) a sweet card or D) all of the above?
A sweet card. Chocolates I would enjoy but would inevitably eat way too quickly and feel sick. I love flowers but I always feel like that we could spend money on something more “useful.”
Would you consider yourself a “cuddler”? If not, would you at least cuddle on Valentine’s Day?
I do like to cuddle.
What is your favorite movie about love or with a love story?
I’m a hopeless romantic and I love romance movies! Some of my all time favorite romance movies? Pride & Prejudice (both versions – with Keira Knightly and the BBC version), Dirty Dancing, Pretty in Pink.
Do you believe in “love at first sight”? Did it happen to you?
I do, although I haven’t experienced it. My husband on the other hand apparently did (wink wink).
Do you believe love can conquer all things?
Hmmm, I’m not sure if I believe that love can conquer all things but I do believe that it’s an essential piece of the puzzle. I believe that love is one thing that connects us all together.
What is ONE of the main things that you love about your S.O. (significant other)?
Can I say two things? I love Ed’s support (couldn’t be where I am without it or attempting to do the things I want to do without it) and his patience (I can be, um, temperamental).
If you could have the perfect Valentine date, what would you and your loved one do?
If time, money, distance and childcare was not an obstacle, Ed and I would be spending the day in Nosara, Costa Rica surfing all day and followed by dinner at La Luna.
Tell me about your first crush!
There was a boy in my class in elementary school/middle school. Super smart, kind of a nerd, totally idolized Ronald Reagan. I know. Don’t ask what I was thinking but he was sweet and looked so cute in the jacket and tie he had to wear every day for our school’s uniform.
Do you have any embarrassing or horror dating stories?
What’s the first type of chocolate you hope for when you reach into a box of chocolates?
Dark chocolate truffle. I do have to check the box first to make sure that there aren’t any with nuts in them.
Favorite love song?
Bon Jovi’s In These Arms
Favorite celebrity couple?
As I mentioned in this post about the lessons I’ve learned in 10 years of marriage, I admire Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s marriage because they acknowledge that it’s hard work.
Overall, are you pro- or anti-Valentine’s Day?
I’m kind of neutral Valentine’s Day but leaning towards anti just because I do feel like it’s silly to have a designated holiday to celebrate love when love should be celebrated every day.
If someone did that “Say Anything” boom box thing outside your window, would you be into it or call the police.
I’m pretty sure that I would melt on the spot.
First thing you notice about the objects of your affection.
The inner spark – that glow that shows that there’s life bursting inside.
What’s the best thing you’ve ever gotten on Valentine’s Day?
I absolutely adore every homemade Valentine card that my kids make for me. I think because they are so proud of them and they are so excited to give them to me. Plus, there’s nothing like being loved so unconditionally as by your kids, especially kids who are still young and haven’t started to pull away from you…yet.
Do you like to get chocolates, flowers, a sweet card or all of the above?
Check out other editions of Old School Blogging:
More Ways to Follow Love, Life, Surf