Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day throwback

So my employer is doing this CandyGram fundraiser for Valentine's Day this week.  You buy these CandyGrams for colleagues and they get delivered on Friday, Valentine's Day.  Usually the fundraisers are not quite this creative, and not quite this fun!  I decided to participate because I love the idea of it, and I want to brighten the days of ten of my favorite people at work.

Once I bought them, I got to sit down and decide who to send them to.  It was fun and I'm looking forward to their delivery on Friday!  It's a nice addition to a day that I'm not historically a fan of, even when I've been in a relationship.  When I was married, my favorite V-Day was spent driving to a town an hour and change from where we lived to go to a fast food restaurant I loved and didn't get to eat very often.  :-D  I'm easy to please!

Beyond that, I  have no actual Valentine's Day plans.  BF has his daughter this weekend, and I'll see him on Saturday evening for our meet the child dinner.  I believe we'll spend sunday night together, either out his way or out mine, as yet to be determined.  BF seems more concerned than I am about not getting to celebrate V-Day on V-Day.  Personally, I'm happy just knowing I have a person in the world who is thinking about me any day!

I am a bit conflicted about how to handle this strange little holiday.  For one, I think it's kind of silly to start with.  Two, it's really early in things, and I don't know how to proceed.  I impulsively picked up a cute, non-nauseating, non-over the top V-Day card last night, but that's all I've got at this point.  Thoughts?

I have no idea if he's doing anything or not.  He's not going to be in any sort of trouble with me if he doesn't!  :-)  I'm usually really good at thoughtful, personal gifts, but's kind of early to know him well enough for that, and also, those gifts feel pretty intimate emotionally, and I don't want to get ahead of myself.

Kind of glad that after this, there's nothing until my birthday in June.  :-)  His birthday is July 11, so if we're still in this at that point, he gets to go first in the birthday test, ha!

I'm not going to stress over this, though.  If I think of something cute and fitting, I'll do it, if I don't, I'll stick with the card.  I've gone with what feels right so far and it's served me well!


  1. Perhaps make cupcakes or cookies and give them to him after the Saturday date? I'm bringing in cupcakes for the office. However, my reasons are purely selfish in that I've been craving chocolate cake for months and now I have a reason to make some. Homemade gifts are the best!

  2. But what if someone at work doesn't get a candygram when everyone else does? That would be sad.

    1. Lots of people didn't get them, everyone survived. :-D It was just a fun fundraiser idea!