Anyway, it has been The Year of the Blog for me because I have started following some awesome blogs- some newbies, some seasoned and professional writers. Not only have I spit coffee (or margaritas) on my laptop screen but I have also learned what good writing looks like and am slowly but surely learning to hone my craft a bit- you can thank me later.
If you have time today, go visit a few of them. Not only will you laugh your socks off (or spew coffee out your nose) but you'll feel a bit more "normal" when you see that we are all living similarly insane yet blessed lives. I've put some links down below to a few you might like.
Sadly, though, I have nothing to say. As I type this I have one child on Day #2 of Amoxicillin for Strep and the other laying in my bed with a constant flood of clear snot draining from his nose. I don't think we will be rallying for a last minute trip to Target for panties. I could probably use a red Sharpie to color some toilet paper, do some ninja-origami-like maneuvering and tie it around myself if I put my mind to it. I mean does Hubs really need anything but ME as a Valentine's Day gift? I think not.
Although today I don't have much to illustrate my love other than some pink suspension oral medication from our pediatrician and a mountain of Kleenex, I have been full of the love in the past. So, I will do 3 things with this post:
1. Link you to past love posts I've written
2. Link you to authors who have non-contagious love to share today
3. Give you a glimpse of the VDay love I received from the kids... aside from germs
Past Posts 'o Love by Yours Truly:
This one has nakedness
This one is kinda naughty
This one's really Knotty
Food can be sexy
OK, this one is kinda sweet and lovey
Last year's VDay post
A Nooner- need I say more?
So those are a just a few to keep you entertained as you sit and day dream about your Other Half and pine away the hours until he or she comes home so you can have a quiet, candlelit dinner and talk about your feelings for one another. Or... You can read them while you avoid working because who really wants to work on a holiday, right?
But before I leave you, I want to share the love Hubs and I received this morning.
The card the boys made for Hubs:
Sweet, right? I listened to the boys work together downstairs while they wrote this for him. It was pretty cute as they came up with the perfect wording. There's a lot of love and gratitude and cuteness oozing out of this little note. And it has 2 lollipops taped to the bottom. So cute!
Here's the card I got. They each gave me the same one because they made it at church. They did a great job of hiding it. I had no idea! My card...
In case you can't read it because you're old and need bifocals like me:
"That which enters the mouth doesn't defile the man;
but that which proceeds out of the mouth, that defiles the man."
Um, what? A little Mom Shaming with my lollipops. Don't get me wrong, my church ROCKS!! My kids are learning amazing things and have grown emotionally, spiritually and personally. They own their faith and live it. But there wasn't another verse that could have been used for an acrostic poem spelling MOM? Toss me a Proverbs 31 or a Fruit of the Spirit, would ya? Pretty hysterical!
So, Happy Valentine's Day readers! I hope you spend the day laughing, loving and remembering all the things that bring you joy. I know I will.
It's Valentine's Day! Feel the love!
That's just my normal.
And for a great laugh and some good readn':
Sisterhood of Sensible Moms
Sisterhood of Sensible Moms
And some giggle-snorts for ya: