Hope everyone is not as dismal as me about this upcoming holiday. It's supposed to be cute, it's supposed to be romantic. But with three young kids and a lingering viral infection, romanticizing this V-day will be a long shot (even for cupid)!
Valentine's day has a way of sneaking up on me every. single. year. What's worse (or perhaps better?) is that hubby's birthday falls exactly one day before this love-ly holiday. I mean, seriously, we're not going to go out to eat twice or make two cakes. We're just going to mush it all together like we do every year. I think hubby is quite honest when he says he doesn't mind. I hope so anyway!
This is admittedly pessimistic, but I thought I'd share anyway. As a frugal family on one income we believe:
beautiful a waste of money.
Candy makes you
thoughtful out of the question.
spice things up never again be seen on this body.
A gourmet dinner out is totally
romantic not in the budget.
But, in all seriousness, besides the Death by Chocolate Cake I'll be baking (and the free Red Robin birthday burger) what could I do for hubby this V-day on the cheap??
So, what I've come up with is an adaptation of the love verses of the Bible (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).
Love is patient and kind;
love does not envy or boast;
it is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way;
it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing,
but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
I am going to take it verse by verse and add my own comments about wonderful husband. If I have time, I'll make it all pretty and frame it and if I don't have time, I'll simply present it to him in black and white on plain paper! Either way, it's going to be the words that mean the most.
So, what will your Valentine's day on the cheap look like?