I’m thinking of romantic adventures, like a drive to a little cozy cabin in the woods with a roaring fire and bottle of wine for two, poured and waiting, or a walk on the beach that leads to a lonely bottle washed up from the sea with a secret love letter tucked deep inside, just maybe a quiet walk through the snowy woods to discover a twig nest and tiny rock with the words be mine painted in red.
I love all three scenarios above but I think MR. Java and I will settle for a cozy dinner, romantic movie “The Holiday” with Cameron Diaz comes to mind, a glass of wine and a lovely box of chocolates. Just one more thing to add to this plan, my hunt for the perfect nest to tuck a little message into. After I find a cute little nest, I’ll make a trip to the store for a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine but most important is the bag of candy hearts. I’ll pick the perfect message and place it just so on a piece of green moss, then I’ll tuck this love nest in a brown paper box and carefully wrap it in red velvet ribbon.
The perfect compromise to my big Romantic adventure? maybe. The hardest part will be bundling up and venturing out through a foot of snow in search of the ultimate nest but I can’t wait!
Tell me your Valentine secrets….
Happy Valentines Day!!! I wish you love!
ps. I will draw the winner of the peace necklace for OWOH on sunday night and post the name sometime Monday.
VERY< SEXY< SEXY (serendipity movie quote)
In keeping with our Valentine’s weekend’s theme of love, I thought I would share some lovely thoughts with you. My Valentine’s Day morning began with the movie Serendipity which is the ultimate romantic movie and one of my all time favs. It stars John Cusack- love him!!! Kate Beckinsale’s character kind of reminds me of ME and her predicament is something that I could totally see myself involved in. The soundtrack is phenomenal- especially if you’re a cult fan of the late Nick Drake. Speaking of ultimate romance, I have the perfect love story to share with you. It’s not my story but one that belongs to a dear friend of mine and I know she won’t mind if I share it with you.
Caroline was a young wife and mother of four. She thought her marriage was solid when she quit her job and hit the books in pursuit of a nursing career. Shortly before she finished her degree her husband had an affair which left her to raise four kids without a job or enough money to support them. A few months later on Christmas eve she found herself sitting under a bare Christmas tree without a single gift for the kids. She was having a good cry, when there came a knock at the door. To Caroline’s surprise the man standing at her door was the husband to the woman who ran off with her ex. Tom showed up with gifts for the kids and food for a complete Christmas dinner. He helped her decorate the tree and wrap the gifts. After the holiday, Tom began to check on Caroline with periodic phone calls and dropped by to deliver groceries. A budding romance ensued and they were married a year later. He helped her raise the 4 children and a fifth child that they conceived together. A little Karma or serendipity, perhaps? Either way it’s the perfect story to wrap-up this weekend of love. Okay, you’ll have to carry on without me; I have a date with a box of chocolate truffles.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!
I would like to feature a secret Valentine written by night man in honor of this day of love.
To Michaela. I see you from time to time at work. I am pretty old and you are young. You are one of those girls who has small, delicate, completely regular features and pale skin, so a statuette of you made of porcelain would look terrific on some connoisseur’s mantle.
And you are also a person who has practiced an art you recently had to give up for reasons I don’t know. Now you are 22 years old and an everyday cubicle dweller. I saw you looking sad for a long time, but now you look happier.
I am glad you are happier and are studying to be another kind of professional, so you can escape Cubicle Hell. And I thank you for being a spot of beauty in a huge workplace that seems otherwise to be devoid of beauty and full of sadness. It makes my day every time I see you.
Be My Valentine
I love you
hugs and kisses
V-Day is closing in and it’s time to leave that special someone a secret valentine right over here. You can do it anonymously or with full disclosure – you decide. Let you inner cupid bring out your romantic side. Just leave your message in the comment section here. I will feature a few letters on the daily post on or around Valentine’s Day. Don’t be shy; do something really special for that special someone in your life. It doesn’t have to be addressed to your lover. Leave a valentine message to anyone who has made a difference in your life or is just too damn cute to ignore. No valentine message? Then leave us with your best v-day memories or a little romantic advice. Make our day with your sweet message or spice up our love life with a romantic tip, either way we can’t wait to hear it.