Sunday, January 11, 2009

All Hype or Just Right?

So I sit here this lovely, dark, cloudy, rainy Sunday morning pondering what I shall make today. The calendar and emails from my beading groups tell me I should be focusing on Valentine's Day hearts and fluff, but I am struggling with that. Maybe I am throwing myself off because as I sit here drinking my coffee, flavored with Pumpkin Spice creamer, it just doesn't seem like this year should be flying so fast already does it?

Aside from that, in the back of my mind I just keep hearing this voice tell me what a commercial holiday Valentine's Day is and that it's just a day invented for retailers to recoup or gain more financial stability. Oh wait.. now I know what I am hearing.. that's my husband's voice in my head lol.. he tells me that every year.

So I don't know. I sit here know wondering... does he have a valid point? I'd like to think not. I think almost every aspect of life deserves a special holiday to be celebrated or given a little more hype than any other day of life. It's not like I'm big on holidays anymore and maybe that's what makes me somewhat jaded too. Bad things have happened now in my life on or about two of the biggest holidays of the year. I almost died on Valentine's Day one year, and this past year, my dad passed away 10 days before Christmas.

But, since I started this blog process with the new year, I also resolve to move forward. Perhaps I need to put away the Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer, and go back to Hazlenut, dig through the bead stash and find the red. white and heartsy fluffy stuff that can work for Valentine's Day and one of these days soon, go shopping on Etsy for a non-commercial Valentine's Day card for my hubby.

Then, I can start dreaming of little green men who hide pots of gold at the end of rainbows :)


  1. You have so much feeling in your writing, you really have a gift for writing!

  2. Maybe it's just the rainy, dreary day that evokes such reflection...go ahead, put away the Pumpkin Spice and rummage around in your collection to find the bright red and white and maybe the happy Valentine's Day mood will hit you! (smile!~!)
    Have a great evening!