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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

My Valentine!

Can you remember how excited you were in the younger grades to get to school on Valentine's Day? You spent so much time carefully printing out a card to each person in your class (even the boys!) and you could hardly wait till it was time to deliver these to the mailbags decorated in paper lace doilies and red construction paper hearts. You actually counted how many you got and then sorted them out into piles of similar designs. Then, if you were lucky, the teacher handed out some of those small red cinnamon heart candies!

In what grade was giving valentines no longer cool? Did we get them from our siblings and parents? Then, there was that dread you felt in High School wondering if that dippy boy who was always looking at you in Gr. 10 geography would actually give you a yucky card! It was in inevitably the mushiest card at the stores! Ick!

I'll make him Brownies and cook a favourite chicken dinner. I baked Valentine's Cookies a la Mr.Pillsbury to give to his Massage College students. Maybe he'll give me a massage today. No big presents. My husband and I always do funny cards, although I did write this for him today.....

On this there can be no debate,
My husband is certainly great,
He works hard at his job
He's never a slob,
And for me, he's the ideal mate!
He's patient, generous and kind,
Athletic and brilliant of mind,
He runs, bikes, and skis,
Treats backs, necks, and knees,
He's the best friend that I'll ever find.
Understands when my body's not good,
He acts like a good husband should,
"In sickness and in health",
Not concerned about wealth,
He'd do anything for me that he could.
To Dave:
In your own way you show that you care,
You're the strongest link in this pair,
You're a constant force,
On the steadiest course,
And I know that you'll always be there.


Blogger Pauline said...

How cool are you? This is a very romantic (and loving) post :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blogger Bob said...

How sweet! Mr. MOI is a very lucky man.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blogger gr said...


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blogger Abigail S said...

That is so sweet! He'll love it, I'm sure!

I went all out for my students this year. They're getting LOADS of chocolate... But gosh- I knew I was forgetting something! ... I didn't get the red cinnamon hearts. Darn!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blogger meno said...

I loved those candy hearts.

Sweet poem.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blogger Richard said...

Like most things, I never quite understood it. I only recall giving out cards once - in grade 2 or 3.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Anonymous Coll said...

Your hubby is a lucky guy. Happy Valentines Day to you both.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

Awww.... I think I'm gonna have to put on a mushy film to follow this...

I think, seeing as you've given the whole of your heart to Dave, it would be rather rude of me to take a bit of it... especially that bloody bit you offered :-D

My valentine history is rather different than yours... we never had heart shaped candy, cookies or anything. No-one ever gave me a card in my whole life... there was no collections at school. And my friend, Julia, was the one who got cards...

I did hope that, once I had a real, live boyfriend that would change, but it appears my boyfriends were none of them romantics :-(

c'est la vie...

But, anyway, I came over to wish the two of you a lovely Valentine's day today, so

Happy Valentines!!!

(Did you see viewings on YouTube have gone over 2000 now?)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi MoI, girlfriend!!

You were the first (and probably the last) person to wish me a Happy Valentine's Day!! I loved this are blessed and so is Dave to have found one another.....

Valentines - not cool starting 5th grade (age 10) at least amongst my children..........I just always dreaded getting the really ugly ones in my box.........!!!

Happy Heart Day back to you!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Pauline: Thanks, he deserves it!

Bob: Thank you...but I'm pretty lucky too!

Gr: Yeah....sappy eh? So out of character for me!

Abigail: And like any good teacher should, you'll gett'em high on sweets, and then just send'em home!

Meno: Thanks! Me too, and to think they'll all be 1/2 price tomorrow!

Richard: You're funny! And do you understand it now? Do you buy into the commercialism and buy your wife something? Cook some special seafood??!!!

Coll: Thanks..but I think I'm pretty lucky too!

Annelisa; should have come here where we make a big commercial deal about everything! HA! It is highly over-rated ...but it was fun when I was little and you know how much I loved sweets!
My 1st Valentine from a boy was from a drippy guy I dated at 18,,,it was mushy and serious and yucky!!!! I decided then that I didn't want one at all unless it was cool and from someone I really liked a lot! I was so picky! I didn't have a steady boyfriend until I was 21! Then met Dave when I was 22! I was a very late bloomer!

Have a good evening.

Hey, I hadn't checked You-Tube for a few days! Neat!

RDG: I'm honoured to be the first!
Hope you get more!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blogger Becky L said...

oh, i loved v-day cards at school. it was so much fun!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blogger brooksba said...

What sweet words! Happy Valentine's Day.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Blogger Paul said...

I'd rather be in Japan.

I read on somebody's blog that in Japan the men are on the receiving end of the chocolates...

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Blogger Maggie said...

You know I never liked those candies. But I loved the doilies. Me, the non-girly no pink girl.

What a tender poem.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Blogger Diana said...

Fabulous V Day poem!

Poor Colin has been sick all week and has missed his class Valentine's Day party. I'm sure he'll get his box of classmate valentines (tomorrow?) but it's not the same as getting them and laughing over the jokes with your friends.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Becky: Oh, to be in Gr. 2 again!

Brooksba: Thanks! You too.

Paul: Aw man! How'd they manage that?!!

Maggie: Thanks! Kids now like colouring those doilies with markers! How could you not love those candies if only to make red lipstick on your lips?!!!

Diana: Thanks. Aw, poor Colin. That's hardly fair. I've been absent as a teacher but not as a kid.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Blogger Barbara said...

Sweet! My husband sent me my first-ever Valentine's Day post. Our two Davids are pretty special, don't you think?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

Hi there! Thanks for leaving the thoughtful comment.

I hope you had a great Valentine's Day (but it looks like that as a safe bet.):-)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Barbara: I think that is so cool! Kinda wish my husband would post but he's even slower than I am so I'd get it late every time..maybe for next year!

Nancy Dancehall: Thanks! Yep I did!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Blogger Old Lady said...

After making valentines, I liked the ones that cost ten cents for 25 and you could make stand-ups out of some.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Old Lady: I remember those! Great fun! I think I bought Flintstone cards once!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Blogger RennyBA said...

How sweet of you. Mr. MoI is for sure a lucky man and it's so lovely to see couples like you cheering each other like this:-)

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Renny: Thanks...yes. we're a pretty together couple and are both very lucky to have found each other quite early in life.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

Ah, that poor drippy first valentine has probably turned out to be a real hunk now! :-D

Still, it doesn't do your ego any good to get a seriously mushy, yukky card, now does it!!

Our valentines are getting commercialised to the extreme now too... was a day when a single flower, a box of chocs and a card would be the world! Now... well, it pretty much competes with Christmas, and that just isn't right... in my mind...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Annelisa: NOT! He's still a dipstick! Nice guy, though.
I'm not the mushy type. (I got a big plant with no card! Well, I knew who it was from!)

Yes, it's not really needed except the flower shops and Candy Shops take advantage of pushing it and so many buy into it!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

Dipstick, eh? :-)

Still, guess we need the dipsticks in the world for us to know what we don't want... but then, again, when you get to know them, they're not such bad fellas... not really :-)

A plant's a good pressie- you can enjoy it for a lot longer than a day! Ones you can plant in the garden are even better (my sister always gets plants for the garden from her hubby) - you can sit and look at it all year round :-)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

AL: Yeah, I just chose not to live with one....wait maybe someone out there is thinking my husband is a dipstick?? "Dippiness is in the eye of the beholder"!

Garden plants is a great idea! Here we can't buy those at this time of year though.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


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