January 29, 2015
It’s going to happen again. Valentine’s day. Julie’s February birthday. Shoot. I need to plan for that somehow. Two weeks.
No idea what to do this year. Chocolate covered strawberries?
February 1, 2015
I still don’t know what to do. Just…you know. And you do know, don’t you? I love you. I love you a lot.
When we read Love Languages we identified what yours is. But that’s not mine…so I don’t know how to do it. Quality time? What do I do? Just hang out? I have stuff to do. Can’t we go do that stuff…but together? Doesn’t that count?
February 2, 2015
I have daughters!
Now what? OK. Maybe I could give them a block of diamonds in Minecraft? I could code in an unbreaking pick axe for both. Hmmm. What are their love languages? The older girl likes to cook. Acts of service? The younger one is a snuggle bunny. She likes to be with me, holding my hand when walking. She usually gets up when I do and she stays near me. But the older one? What is her language? How can I make her understand that I love her? How can I meet her at her level? Bake cookies together? Zucchini bread?
February 4, 2015
Julie, do you know that I love you? I love you every day. Why do I feel all this pressure on some arbitrary day in the winter? I love you.
February 6, 2015
Julie found this in my drafts, read it and asked me to omit certain details. Particularly a note about how great she looked in her workout clothes. So I took that out. But still, she looks great.
February 13, 2015
Shoot. It’s here. It happened. There was some discussion about going out to dinner or going to a church activity or something. That’s not what I had in mind. I thought we could get a couple of steaks and a bottle of wine and just spend the evening together at home. She got some steaks from Steve today and asked me to pick up a bottle of wine on my way home. Wine is difficult. I could get the $5 bottle of funky stuff that smells like a wrung out gym sock or the $10 bottle of funky stuff that smells like a wrung out gym sock or the $4 bottle of sweet red who knows what that doesn’t taste too bad and isn’t too sweet. $4 it is then. What a great date I am.
What about the girls?
Let’s revisit that chocolate-covered strawberry thing. Maybe that’s something I could do with the kids. I think “With” is more important than “For”. With. OK. Good deal. Need a bag of white chocolate chips and a bag of milk chocolate chips.
OK. The whole Valentines Day, Dad/Husband thing is in good shape.
If you haven’t figured out Valentine’s day for yourself I’ll leave you with some words of wisdom from Brak.
I’m making cherry pie for the family, and we will put the cover(s) on the greenhouse(s). And probably watch a movie that night. A holiday for sure, pie and plastic.
We have a really easy recipe for chocolate covered strawberries in Our Family Heritage Cookbook. The key is quality. Find good strawberries.