I’m weird. Yep. Totally. Completely. Weird. I have proof. I didn’t have proof before, it was just a sneaking suspicion, really. Kind of a niggling doubt in the back of my mind. But , after trolling FB today, I have located quantifiable proof that I am strange . Well, at least for my gender anyway.
What made me realize this today? I did not post a picture of my Valentine’s gift or post a status ABOUT my Valentine’s gift. Why not? I didn’t GET a Valentine’s Day gift. SHOCK. HORROR! AWE! That’s right I said my husband of 15 years did NOT get me a gift on the DAY of days for romance. He didn’t get me anything yesterday for it, or the day before, either.
Now let me say, I do not begrudge people who post their sweet pictures of their loved ones. I love seeing all the neat ways that people show their love for one another! Roses! Candy ! Jewelry! These are all great, and hubs HAS bought me all those things in the past. But hear me out . I just don’t seem to care about those things anymore. They just don’t matter to me. I am not a huge jewelry wearer. Don’t much care for diamonds. If I wear “real” gemstones, I like unusual things with colors or something non traditional. Mostly I just wear the cheap stuff. You know 3 for $5 at CATOs. 🙂
I don’t really want roses or flowers that are going to die in a few weeks. I would so much rather have a planted rose to enjoy for a long time.
And candy. Seriously, ladies. Let’s be honest with each other. We buy that stuff for ourselves. No man needed! I do NOT wait for my husband to surprise me with chocolates when in need of my happy place!
I suppose people will ask me , “Don’t you miss the romance?” Well, maybe I just define romance in a different way. After all, my hubs just took me to have my gallbladder out at like, 5 in the morning. After all the pain, I’d been in from that stupid thing, THAT was a romantic gift!
So, I hope everyone got what they truly wanted for HEARTS day. If you didn’t, ladies, take a page from my book and just tell the significant other, “Know what? Don’t go shop for a gift for me. Just leave me the checkbook, that way I’ll get what I REALLY want!” 🙂