Last night was a Big Ol' Lovefest here...rated PG...or rather, PG-13 (thanks to Mr. Page and Mr. Plant).
We played Pigs, we ate, we sang, we laughed.
The Birdman sent me a dozen roses the day before. The Bug made dinner and dessert. Sunshine Girl made us all really sweet Valentine's cards and poems. On mine she wrote about having a whole lot of love. Naturally, the Birdman and I sang Led Zepplin non-stop for the next half-hour. After dinner, while the Bug was preparing dessert, I pulled up "Whole Lotta Love" on youTube. The Sunshine Girl suffered through it and mostly thought it was a freak show. So I tried "Immigrant Song". She loved it when she was younger. But apparently not anymore. So I moved on..."Black Dog" was a bust. I knew she would love the groove of "Dyer Maker". She said it wasn't terrible. So I reigned it way in and played "Going to California". I knew this one would bring her in. She gave it a "not bad" rating. I wanted to play "Kashmir" and "Tangerine" and every Led Zepplin song in the world until she saw the light, but she took over and played Brad Paisley for the next 2 hours.
I spread a little Love around myself...in the form of heart shaped rocks.
I made this for the Sunshine Girl. She made the clay beads herself and gave them to me. I thought they matched the rock very nicely. She bought the crystals to make a necklace for her teacher last year and gave me all the leftovers, so I used them here.
I made this for the Bug. She was my arm model for the lariat post and loved the look and feel of it as a wrap bracelet. Now she has one of her own :-)
I think Valentine's Day is kind of a BS holiday. These people know I love them. I tell them 20x/day. But the kids get really excited about it so they make me want to put a little effort into it too. I adore that about children. They suck you in to the things you might otherwise ignore. They have such a lust for life and beauty and happiness. What a gift they are to us...a constant reminder to bring our best into each day.