It’s that time again! It’s Valentine’s Day and the internet reactions are more divided than ever. One camp hates the occasion consistently annually and never wants to hear about it again, which is fair. Another camp is bitter because current events and has exercised their freedom of choice to be captivated only by endless sources of bitterness. Meanwhile, Anne and I escaped the house for a short while to enjoy each other’s company before the rest of the world emerges to glut up all the establishments.
Only a few parties occupied other tables. As always, Anne and I enjoyed the neighborhood quaintness, chatted up a storm, kept masked up when appropriate, and declined to check social media while comparing notes on our week’s reading matter and our emotional health. Then we fled to the safety of home. We exchanged gifts and now we hunker down to hide from the evening’s looming snowstorm forecast and the impending Valentine crowds in their varying states of contagiousness. I surprised her with one last dollop of overwhelming adorableness before we settled back into our cozy routines and our ordinary average mealtimes of easy crockpot recipes and Spam ‘n’ mac ‘n’ cheese.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Love safely out there!