I'll share with you what I've done for the Crotchety Old Lady, and you are welcome to use my ideas for your true love.
First, remember, it's not the gift, it's the thought that counts. Anyone could just whip out the charge card, book a flight to Paris or Rome, and have romance ensue. But that has been done to death, at least according to those American Express commercials. And unless you have recently been given a billion dollar bailout, you are like me, and can't afford such extravagance.
We need to go the more traditional route. We need to be more practical. The Mrs. is getting a nice gift, you can be sure of that. Quite a few, in fact.
Before anyone suggests a new snow shovel, I did just get her one last month, and Christmas she got a new blender.
Perhaps a vacuum? Nah, that is more an anniversary gift.
For Valentine's Day, something more frivolous, like flowers. Yeah, I know, you're thinking that they are expensive, but I know where to get them cheap.
And you only need to take rose petals.
And this is key, don't just place entire roses willy nilly about the bed.
Mind those thorns
But the best gift of all is one that is homemade. It comes from the heart, it has meaning.
That's right, you can make your own Valentine's Day card like me.
Do you think Hallmark has ever made anything like this?
It evokes memories of the path that we have gone down. Life with the Crotchety Old Lady is like a sunny day. Every day is like Christmas. With cows.
I'm going to need a moment.............
Have a Happy Valentine's Day everyone.
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