Thursday, February 14, 2008

It's Valentines Day

The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but what takes place in our hearts. -- Sir Arthur Keith


My tour stop today is: Welcome To My World of Dreams.

My daily contest is here.



So, it's Valentines Day. Huh.

For me, it's really just another day. I'm, very possibly, the least romantic romance author you will ever meet. Years ago I dated a man who was terribly romantic. I'd open the door for my morning paper, and find a hand written poem and a rose waiting on my stoop. He'd plan marvelously creative and interesting days to spend together. I must have frustrated him terribly because I never really reciprocated in any clever way.

My DH is also a non-romantic. His co-workers think he's terribly lucky because he doesn't have to buy me two-carat diamond earrings or take me out for a fancy dinner on Valentines Day. DH says he loves me the same every day, why should he have to have a special day to show me that?

I don't disagree with him.

So, happy Valentines Day to those of you who ARE romantics at heart. I'll spend my day writing about two people falling in love. Now THAT is romantic.


Yesterday didn't quite work out as planned. No soup, salad and breadsticks at Olive Garden because my other neighbor told me that she wasn't able, after all, to take me to the airport.

This created a bit of difficulty for me, and really made my day ... not so good. My poor neighbors (who sat in the plane on the tarmack for four hours waiting for the weather to clear) trusted me to get their car and the person I'd relied on changed their mind at the last minute. Thankfully, my SIL came through and took me when she got off work.

We won't talk about how much short term parking costs when you stay there all day.


So, I'm working on TWO projects. I do love my mystery, but it's not very "light" and I need light, so I've pulled out Camilla's story, too. I'm having a lot of fun going through that one, AND I've figured something out with it--something that had really been blocking me from being able to finish it. Yay!

Here's the collage for Camilla, if you're interested:

In any case, it does feel good to write. Wish I was doing more!


Today's random quiz:

Your True Love's Name Is

James K.

YIKES! Don't tell my husband...


Ceri said...

Well, I don't know any Brandon J's but that quiz assured me that's my true love's name.

My husband isn't romantic either so I generally don't get anything more than an e-card, if he remembers. I guess that's okay. But I'd like a little romance.

Sorry your plans didn't work yesterday. Olive Garden sounds awesome! Jim and I have to go down to Logan in a week. I dread that trip. Train anyone?

Like your collage. How in the world do you do it? What dimensions do you use?

Judy Thomas said...

Mine is Jesse H. I don't think I've ever known a Jesse of any initial in my whole life....just Uncle Jesse on Full House... hey, hey... does Uncle Jesse love me??????

Dru said...

Mine is Kevin F. OMG, I hope it's not Kevin Federline.

I like your collage.

Sorry your other neighbor wasn't able to take you to the airport.

Melissa said...

Sorry about all the hassle getting the car! Too funny about your name.

Eileen said...

Gah- I hate being stuck at an airport.

For VD I like a nice card- but I don't need any gifts. He's the best gift of all.

Tori Lennox said...

I'm feeling very anti-Valentine's Day. Maybe I need to celebrate the anniversary of the Massacre. *g*

My true love's name is Jeffery J. It would have been truly funny if it had given me a name of someone I actually know.

Brandy said...

Well, it said my true loves name was Stephen B.. Um, DUDE, that is so NOT my husbands name. *g*
As for Valentine's Day and romance? Yeah, right. My hubs used to be romantic, but it seems the longer we are married the more he forgets how to be romantic.

Sorry you had so much trouble picking up the neighbors vehicle.

Have a nice day! Happy Valentine's Day!

Michele said...

Happy V-Day Too!
I still think your neighbor is a ...**insert derogatory word**

DH got me roses for the first time ever 2 days before the rush. Even doing the usual, he does it HIS way. LOL

Great looks FUN!

Michele said...

Oooh, My name came up as
Justin F.

I LIKE that name

My Guy's full name would be

Justin F. Time. but he doesnt' use his middle initial too much..ruins the flow...
tee hee

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Camilla's story looks like great fun!

Alice Teh said...

Mine's Marcus K. Sounds pretty macho eh?