Sunday Question – Doing Anything Special For Valentine’s Day?

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and if you’ve forgotten about it until now, at least you’ve been warned. If not, I hope you’re able to do something with the one you love, whether it’s something special or not.

My wife isn’t really one of those overly romantic people. That actually works in my favor because if I just give her a card she’s a happy person. If she didn’t work with other women she’d probably never even know there was a Valentine’s Day; I tend to be the one that remembers dates in this household.

I’ve gone some of the traditional routes in the past. I bought her jewelry a couple of times. I bought chocolate once; she doesn’t eat chocolate all that often. I once bought her one of those Pepperidge Farms cheese platters, since she doesn’t eat meat, and she ended up saving it for a mini party she had. And I did the flowers thing a couple of times as well; it went over well with her co-workers, but she’s not really a flowers type of person either.

Probably the best gifts I’ve given her were gift baskets. That’s because she makes gift baskets herself, and loves all the little foods and gifts and such that could be contained within it. She thoroughly enjoyed the fruit basket I sent her one year, and another year I sent her a gift basket with lots of smelly stuff. She liked that one so much that she’s still using it as a decoration in her bathroom (we have separate bathrooms; hers is much, much larger than mine).

And we’ve done dinner, though we probably won’t go out to dinner on a Monday night. It works really well if you don’t go out all that often, but we do go out to dinner a lot so to me it’s lost some of its specialness.

Anyway, I’m unsure what I’ll do this year, but at least I have it on my mind. What are you doing? Go ahead, share; your significant other isn’t reading this blog. 😉

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25 thoughts on “Sunday Question – Doing Anything Special For Valentine’s Day?”

  1. Hey Mitch,
    My husband and I are normally not into valentines day that much but this year was extra special. Friday night we dropped our 1 year old off at his grandmothers for the night and we stayed at a resort. It was amazing. I have never stayed at a resort before and it is probably a valentines weekend I will never forget.

    1. Wow Tanya, that sounds really nice. My wife and I haven’t ever “really” stayed at a resort except for our first anniversary, and we went to Atlantic City & stayed at one of the casinos. I’m not sure that counts, but it was an interesting time.

  2. My husband will usually get me a mushy card and some flowers from the store, nothing fancy. I’m not much for the mushy stuff, but he likes it so I go with it. Last year I got him a Kreg Pocket Hole Tool, Kit, and extra screws. This year I requested one of those wheely things you use to get under cars for us to share so we can more easily change the oil in our vehicles. I’m such the romantic! lol

    1. Actually Anne, one year I bought my wife a drill set because that’s what she asked for. Goofy, but we’re not overly romantic either. I just want cake, and for some reason she won’t get it for me. lol

  3. We’re just doing cards and my chef hubby is cooking some Chicken Vesuvio for us tonite because with the kids’ practice schedules tomorrow, we won’t have time to sit and eat. We’re not much of gift exchangers on holidays. I like the sappy cards better anyway 😉 I’m a total sucker for those.

    1. Jessica, we’re probably doing cards as well, then getting on with life. We treat every weekend as Valentine’s Day; happens when you don’t have kids 🙂

  4. We’re not overly gushy either. My husband always says that if he can’t show me that he loves me on the other 364 days of the year then it’s no point waiting for a holiday to do it. He cooks and cleans and all of that stuff on a regular basis. It would be nice to get away to a resort or something, but that will have to wait until Hailey is at least potty trained. Then, I wouldn’t feel bad leaving her with her auntie for the weekend…

    1. DeAnna, I’m betting they wouldn’t mind her for a weekend, potty trained or not. 🙂

  5. I have twisted the holiday this year, bought a lot of toys for my son and a new mobile phone for my wife. Probably will have dinner at Japanese restaurant tonight. I was planning to buy some jewelry for her, but she said no! I want new phone, it seems that holidays are not the way it used to be.

    1. Carl, it sounds like you’re going to have a nice time; I’m sure your wife will appreciate it.

  6. Something special – I brought my co-workers a cake, and I received plenty of chocolate. Apart from that only work, work and work.

  7. We don’t typically do much, and since Ron is on call 24/7, even plans can be squashed in a second…

    Unfortunately, he’s been out most of the night…every time he got back to bed, his phone rang again…it’s like he was being watched 🙂


    Anyway, he’ll probably be passed out by 7:30 tonight….

    1. Carolee, that sounds kind of rough; I don’t know what your husband does, but anyone who’s on 24/7 has a tiring job.

      1. My husband is on 24/7, too. In fact, they’re calling now which is why I’m blog hopping 😉

      2. Yeah, he’s a cop, but he’s the sole IT guy for the police and fire departments. Believe me, they call 24/7. It’s ridiculous.

    1. Rummuser, I’ve been there, and yet I can’t say that I found it all that satisfying until I did get married.

  8. Valentines day for me, it’s not such a special day, mainly because it become such an overly commercial day and all the ladies expect gifts. I am not saying that they don’t deserve them, but having a holiday that used to mean something transformed in a shopping spree by the money eating companies.

    I guess, I’ll just be buying a bouquets of flowers, and offer my love, because this is actually the spirit of valentine: Confessing your love to the one you love.

    1. Alex, it’s not often a special day for guys unless they’re in a new relationship. I actually like knowing that at least one day a year my wife knows something is coming; what that something is… always different.

    1. Ah yes, the infamous sleigh ride. I hope you don’t end up with a Seinfeld horse pulling you. lol

  9. Hey Mitch,
    I’m playing catch up on your blogs. It’s been an extremely BUSY couple of weeks!

    Nate and I went to dinner at Ruth Crist’s Steakhouse. VERY EXPENSIVE but well worth it. Initially, we were about to complain because they seated us off in a back room while the other patrons were dining in the front area but after we thought about it, we thought “How romantic” to be back here by ourselves and we received first class treatment. Half-way through our meal, other couples started coming in so that killed the mood a little 🙂

    Afterwards we went to see The Green Hornet. Seen it yet?

    1. Beverly, that sounds wonderful. I love Ruth Chris’, but we don’t have one up here and the closest to this area is about 3 hours away; heck! Glad you had a great time.

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