Monday, February 15, 2010

:: low-velocity valentine ::

we don't really make a very big deal out of valentine's day here. the anniversary of our first date is february 5th and we tend to celebrate that each year, but valentine's day is celebrated with about as much verve as st. patrick's day. it's existence as a holiday is acknowledged and a small effort is made to celebrate it in some way, but it's not a holiday that gets much planning or attention.

this year we had pizza for dinner with my in-laws and then came home and worked (i know, i know) and then shared a slice of take-out chocolate cake from the cheesecake factory while we watched the olympics in bed. seems like a good valentine's day to me.

but lest you think our lackluster celebration indicates a lackluster love or some other such nonsense, check this out:

{ from paperwheel's etsy shop }

this is the card i gave my husband last night. i think it says an awful lot because i really love my iphone.

the card he gave me (accompanied by the most gorgeous orchid plant - now that we no longer have cats i can have orchids!!) said this:

"if our love were a garden..." and then inside ..."i'd wanna be your hoe." aw. he had me at garden.


Ashley Inzer February 15, 2010 at 4:12 PM  

oh i sure do wish i could have flowers and plants in the house - i have 3 cats and any living green object doesn't last more than 5 minutes - not exaggerating. enjoy your orchid.

Eileen February 15, 2010 at 9:46 PM  

ahhh, two sweet and funny cards!! I have two cats, no orchids. {I would like to say I don't have orchids because my cat {one who eats everything, one who could care less} would eat it..but, really I don't think I could keep them alive. :)}

julie green February 15, 2010 at 9:56 PM  

yeah, we'll see how i do keeping this one alive. the little tag that came attached to them says "orchids are easy" but that's not what i've heard...

D. February 17, 2010 at 6:27 PM  

I want to not have cats any more so that I can keep orchids, and string, and plastic bags in my house without fear of poisoning them and/or stepping in vomit piles.

julie green February 17, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

i know, d. i thought i would feel sadder about not having the cats here anymore but i have to say, there are a lot of benefits. we can keep our bedroom door open if we want to! and yes, not stepping in thrown-up-cat-food piles in the middle of the night is nice, too.

Mrs. P May 22, 2010 at 11:43 PM  

ha! this card only speaks the truth. my first love is my family, my second is my iphone.