Guess What Week It Is? Happy Valentine’s Day Edition
Last year when I wrote this post about Valentine’s Day, I was a bit of a bah-humbug. It was on a Tuesday and it’s hard to get excited about Tuesday. This year Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday! Does this change things? Not really. Next year, when it’s on a Thursday, that’ll make a difference. Thursday is the pre-weekend.
But in the meantime, let’s discuss what Valentine’s Day means on a Wednesday. You definitely have to acknowledge the day and profess your undying love. That’s a given. But if it’s a Wednesday it’s okay to be redundant. Was there a gift you gave or received on a different year, say jewelry or fishing gear, that was special? Be redundant! Grab something similar and present it over dinner with a bottle of wine, steak (and/or lobster), truffle mac and cheese, at home or in a restaurant. If you can get away from the kids, great, otherwise put them to bed early.
And I don’t want to imply that you must slack off because it’s on a Wednesday. If you want to propose all over again, more power to you. By that same respect, if you want to abdicate your creativity, Wednesday is not a day to get overwhelmed about. That’s when Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday, which won’t be until 2020, which is also a leap year. So much to look forward to in 2020, but for the sake of this article, Wednesday is the day to just be yourself.
If you don’t have a romantic partner at this time (or if you have several!) just wear red or pink on that day. Some kind of signal that says you get this day is important to other people. Many couples don’t acknowledge Valentine’s as a holiday, but a day to sell cards, completely manufactured Hallmark Company. And that may well be, but who doesn’t want to receive a box of chocolates – since that’s what like is life. On this Valentine’s Day, why not do something nice for at least one person. That would be a nice holiday to have on the calendar: Do Something Nice for Someone Other than Yourself Day!
You go first. (lol)