(Closed) Who's not in a Valentine's mood today?

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Not feeling it at all. Husband out of town until tomorrow night for work. Maybe I’ll buy myself some clearance chocolate tomorrow.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@Kit_Kath:  I’m having an awful morning, too! One thing after another has gone wrong. I want to go back to bed and start all over!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

….sitting in my office, eating M&M’s…Ain’t Love Grand?

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My husband and I grunted at each other this morning. Does that count? This is our first valentines day together and as a married couple. So.. I guess we’re not?

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I woke up to my dog throwing up too. FI and I don’t really celebrate valentines day, and he’s working a 24 hour shift after just getting home from a 3 day work trip to North Carolina. I miss him!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

You would think DH and I would be way into the mushy romance stuff today. We got married Saturday, and today is the 3 yr anniversary of us meeting. Unfortunatly, it looks like bed bath and beyond threw up all over our house, there are boxes and wrapping paper everywhere, we are scrambling to pack for the honeymoon, and we’re still tired from everything. I bought him a card in which I am writing a heartfelt note, and I’m sure he will have a card for me, but I don’t think we have the time/energy to do much else today.

Oh well, we have all next week to be romantic! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy:  I bought myself chocolate covered strawberries last night ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I got two pieces of bad news from family last night and my mom spent all evening complaining about my wedding plans so I am in a horrible mood today. FI brought me flowers when he came home this morning and we have dinner reservations tonight so I hope I feel better later. Doesn’t help that I completely broke down today and told him straight up that I don’t want a wedding, I just want to elope because I can’t take another 8 months of my family dumping all over our wedding plans. He wants a wedding so badly but I just can’t deal with these people anymore. What a great way to start Valentine’s Day ๐Ÿ™

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We both have 3 hours of school tonight.  Zzzzzzz.  On the other hand, we never celebrate.  But he decided to come home with some ridiculous bear last night holding a box of chocolates (which he knows I don’t eat).  He said “sorry it’s not the ‘shit bitch’ bear.”  Had to lol at that one.

 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I never really am. I mean,  I don’t hate the holiday… never have, even when I was single. I didn’t find it as depressing as some people do.

But I don’t really like the day much, for three main reasons (2 small, 1 big).

Small reason 1: All those cutesy wootsy tootsy mushy moo cutie poo teddy bears, valentine’s candies, cards, blah blah blah you name it, and the commercialization of all this crap constantly is nauseatingly sugar-sweet and feels so damn FAKE and impersonal and sexist. Plus, I don’t really care for storebought pre-arranged cut flowers or mediocre chocolates.

Small reason 2: There’s always this pressure on the guy to figure how how to live up to your expectations and so many girls really do have specific expectations that are not met, she’s disappointed, and couples squabble and feel bad about themselves. I was luckily able to communicate successfully with my boyfriends inclu. FI about my expectations for v-day (which are very minor… acknowlege it, let’s have a nice dinner at home) and never had a bad time because of Feb 14, but not every couple is so successful. This day causes stress for many.

Big reason!!: It makes some singles feel like shit, and I’m not happy about a day that makes so many people feel like shit. It also makes other singles feel like they have to convince everyone they DON’T feel like shit, so they’re having a crappy time too, suddenly fending off pity, having to defend their contentment. And it puts a big divide btwn coupled people and single people. The implied “we coupled people pity you in a patronizing way, you single people spit envious venom at us and think we are idiots buying into the disgustingly saccharine cutesy-wootsy nonsense” artificially-created divide between friends and aquaintances of different relationship status really pisses me off. We were all perfectly happy with our lives and perfectly united with each other a week ago, what the hell happened today???!

Rant over.

Anyway my FI was really sweet and got me a thoughful little romantic gift this year. We don’t usually do valentine’s gifts but he coincidentally saw something yesterday I would like. He’s great. But this day isn’t a good day to appreciate how great he is because of all the other crap I mentioned above. Our dating anniversary is always much more special.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Eh it is just another day.  Other than want to throw up at all the flowers that are being delieved to work. Just let me work in peace…

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m never really in the VD mood. I’m swamped with work and stressed out about a huge event I have on Tuesday. It snowed like crazy last night, so we rushed to get out of the apt and FH could drive me to work. Oh and tonight we’re cleaning the apt we just moved out of… How effing romantic. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@deetroitwhat:  LOL yes that would be perfect! Thanks for the laugh ๐Ÿ™‚

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