Yesterday I was looking for a copy of our marriage certificate. We needed it for documentation on something. I found it with our important papers in a lock box, along with some other stuff, and this Valentine. How timely, huh! It was from my Sister, to me, written by her in 1990.
I know that because I wrote on the back of it.
And I don't think there is anything more special than a hand made valentine.
Here's what I didn't know. That one year later, I would be going through a divorce.
He told me he wanted a divorce the end of October. Didn't have anyone else, wouldn't wait through the holidays, and I needed to find another place to live. I was shocked. Zombie like. On February 1, 1991 it was final. He was remarried February 14, 1991. Less than two weeks later. I found out through the grapevine. Woe is me.
BUT THEN!!! DON'T BE SAD for me blogettes!!! I found out about a guy I used to know, who was also going through a divorce he didn't want. He was devastated too. So we went out, as friends, to talk about how miserable we were! We went to Chi Chi's for margaritas. And we continued to go out, as friends, until we kinda started liking each other. Kinda. Then kinda a lot! In 1994, on New Year's Eve, I married the love of my life. We've been married 17 years.
And look what he got me for Valentines Day!
Yup! Laundry Detergent. He walked in the other day from shopping for stuff for our house (building project) and said, "here ya go Babe. Got you a Valentines present!" I said, "just what I always wanted, laundry detergent." He said, "well it's red, that's why I got it for Valentine's Day." And I said, "well that E.R.A. stands for Equal Rights Association and you can do your own laundry!"
But then yesterday he walked in with this rose plant. He always gets me these, and they look horrible by the time May rolls around this part of the country. But I plant them anyway, and they flourish! He also had some chocolates on my pillow. Sweet.
And this morning, I decided to make some scones. I got the recipe from The Pembroke Inn, in Door County, Wisconsin. We went there on vacation one year. Only they didn't use a cookie cutter and make them heart shaped.
And the recipe doesn't say to baste them with cream and sprinkle them with sugar. But I did. Mainly because I wanted to use my new red basting brush!
They turned out lovely.
And I also made some of these rings. Remember these? I posted about them a couple of years ago. I made some on July 4 in Red, White, and Blue. Well, Reality Jayne posted on her blog a pin she made. You can see it by clicking here. They are a box of chocolates pin. I think they are cute. Tacky and cute. I thought....hmmmm...I think these cocktail rings are the perfect accompaniment to go with those Flo pins!
Oh yeah - and today in the mail I got Valentines cards from my nieces!
Handmade! The best. SO CUTE! I love them.
PS - Thank you if you participated in the Valentines Day trade I hosted. I'll probably do it again next year. Please post what you got on your blog. Ladybug Dreams is the only one I've seen post what she got. And Julie, Theresa posted her gifts from you on face book. What a haul! Very nice of you.