Post # 1
…makin me plan things and buy stuff.
I was shopping for a birthday gift for a 10 year old, but you can’t look at anything without being bombarded with V-Day Propaganda…and I was like, “Oh….huh!”
Mr. 99 proposed to me on V-Day, so its tradition that we go out the celebrate our love with dinner…somewhere….and get kind of drunk at home with a bottle of champagne and the toasting glasses from our wedding, which were also my parent’s….
Is it just me or is anyone else just in no mood for this yet? I mean, we JUST survived Christmas! There are still gifts that need to be put away sitting on a chair by the fireplace….the Santa toy we gave the dogs still has its stuffing inside and I’m pretty sure that if I looked hard enough, the baby jesus the cat stole out of the nativity is still under the couch…
It’s not time yet! Is it?
I guess it is….any ideas about what the hell to give a man I’ve managed to spoil pink in a mere 6 years time is greatly appreciated. I’m debating between sushi and brazillian steakhouse for dinner…..CRAP…..V-Day is on a Friday this year…better make a res like…NOW
…Feel free to join me in complaining….being romantic and spontaneous is time consuming…and expensive
Post # 3
@Nona99: Our wedding rehearsal and dinner is on Vday. We normally do something special, but he’ll be with his groomsmen, and I’ll be with my bridesmaids. How romantic lol. But yeah, I guess we’ll have a lot of love the next day lol.
Oh, not to forget, but FI thinks valentines day and our wedding anniversary will be celebrated on the same day hahaha nope! Sorry if my thoughts are all over the place. There’s a monkey on speed running around in my head.
Post # 4
I feel your pain. Between Christmas and FI’s birthday in September, I feel like I’ve exhausted all of my good gift ideas for the year. Case in point – last year I gave him yard tools and the year before that, I gave him a flashlight and some batteries. He loved both gifts, but they are surely the least romantic gifts imaginable. The bright side for us is that we started dating on February 13th, 2010, and we can bypass the reservation scramble and prix fixe menus by going a day early.
Post # 5
@MrsSweetT: Yep, rehearsal day for us then too. FI thinks that they’ll be celebrated together as well, and I’m not really sure how I feel about this. On one hand, it’s why he chose the date (easy to remember), but on the other, we never really celebrated it to begin with, just maybe a nicer dinner at home. Now with our wedding date the day after I sort of want to do two separate things.
@Nona99: Can you slow time down? I’d really appreciate it, especially on weekends. These weeks are counting down way too fast. Go with the Brazillian steakhouse. Maybe it’s just us, but sushi isn’t that big of a deal.
Post # 6
V-Day is my birthday, so I almost never go out for dinner for it, reservations are impossible and the prices always seem to go up. We have to be travelling for school this year on V-Day, so both FI and I will be up in snowy Vermont, and I have no great hopes for much, honestly. It’s impossible to be spontaneous and romantic on a roadtrip with deadlines!
Post # 7
@Nona99: My birthday is in November – then Christmas in December- then his birthday January… we’ve had enough by the time Valentines Day rolls around so we usually don’t do anything (maybe cook dinner or buy goofy little presents).
FI always goes to the grocery store and gets me “dead” flowers ~ a joke because our first v-day (we had literally met about 2 weeks before) he did this and the flowers died sooo quickly.
He then sent me real flowers (From a reputable place like 1-800-flowers) and on that card he wrote (in all caps) “HOPE THESE MAKE UP FOR THE DEAD ONES”. He didn’t sign his name or anything. So it kind of became a joke between us!
Post # 8
@Nona99: I went all out last Vday (our first) and he handed me a basket full of useless junk from the drugstore while telling me he hates Valentines. So no, I don’t plan to do much of anything. I bought a card while I was at target the other day so I wouldn’t forget. I might get a bottle of something mostly to drown my own sorrows.
Post # 9
This time last year, I was anticipating a Valentine’s proposal (which happened as expected). This year, I can go back to it being a low-key card and chocolates kind of day. Although your dinner and champagne tradition does sound nice! We haven’t even begun to make plans yet, although I was joking the other day that last year’s gift – my engagement ring – was going to be hard to top!
Post # 10
We haven’t gone out for Valentine’s Day. The past two years my husband brought me roses and grilled steaks for dinner. We ate in front of the fireplace, on a blanket, trying to be romantic, haha.
This year I want us to spend our V-Day the same way we spent New Year’s Eve – in the soaking tub full of bubbles, surrounded by candles, with a couple of glasses of champagne. He can still bring me roses and cook steaks. 😉
He treats Valentine’s Day as more for me than for himself, but he gets the fringe benefits.
Post # 11
I certainly can’t complain about making plans. My SO has already hinted that he “may” have some ideas for Valentine’s Day… And he said “may” with that cheeky smile of his that I know means he’s got something cooking in that cute brain. Wooo for not having to stress about plans!
On the other hand, Christmas just passed… And on top of that, my SO’s birthday is 4 days after Christmas! So all of my best gift ideas have been drained out of me. I feel like I have no time to figure out something awesome, and I’m certainly drained of money. I want to do something special since he is doing all the work of planning, and I’m sure he’ll probably also have a gift. But I’m totally at a loss. This is going to be tough… I totally had one thing — it was literally the only thing I could think of — that was suuuuper awesome and I know he wanted it… But then last night he ordered it online for himself. I couldn’t very well shout “No! Stop!” without giving it away, so I just let him go right ahead. Good thing I hadn’t already ordered it.
Post # 12
@Sunfire: ..I wish we had a tub big enough to contain our collective asses! That would be cool!
I just kind of went, fuck it, and took the day off, booked a machine gun tour and made reservations for the Braziliian Steakhouse…nothing say I Love You like shooting big guns and eating meat of swords!
Post # 13
@Nona99: Wow, what’s a machine gun tour? Sounds amazing… I think. 😉
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Im always tired of it this time of year 😛 It’s definitely NOT my favorite holiday, but its sweet that its your proposal anniversary!
I was supposed to be born on Valentine’s day and even in the womb I must have known I wanted NO part of it, because I came out a week early! (My brother, on the other hand, waited 10 days past his due date to be born on the 4th of July lol)
And since my birthday is the 7th (and Christmas has just happened) I have told every boyfriend ever, including DH, that I do not celebrate it. I just do not lol.
What you have planned sounds pretty cool though! Neat way to celebrate!
Post # 15
@Nona99: October = dating anniversary (I’m not celebrating that when we get married. I’m just not doing 2 anniversaries.) December = Christmas. February = VDay. March = FI’s birthday. IT’S NEVER ENDING. I feel like I’m constantly trying to think of a new creative original gift. I feel your pain… Christmas JUST ended… I love giving my FI gifts but it’s such a struggle to think of something new that won’t make me go broke!
Post # 16
we received a gift card to a Top Chef contestant’s restuarnt for our wedding. We wanted to use it soon. I told DH to make a reservation there for either friday or saturday of V-day weekend, I didn’t care which.
I don’t mind if we stay home for V-day. DH is a fabulous cook, so he would cook something special of we stay in.