Valentine’s Day? Give me a break!





Fine wine?


Sure those are great “gifts” for one day…One Hallmark ingeniously executed, cash cow of a marketing campaign, DAY!


But what about a random Tuesday afternoon when your sweetie is sick with the flu and the kids are screaming and you are fresh out of Calgon?


What then?


Where’s the mushy gushy lovefest?


Whether it’s one day or 72 days…be real.



Don’t let the fantasy replace the reality.


The reality is…Love is:
(quoted from a very reliable source)


“Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud. It does not dishonor others.  It is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. Love does not fail.”
Love is the greatest gift of all.


This year Marc and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary. To some of my friends, we’re still considered newlyweds, to others they question, “How on earth have you not killed each other by now?”


I tell them it’s all due to our morning coffee.


Marc asked me 21 years ago what would it take to make me happy.  I half jokingly answered, “Wake me up with coffee every morning.”


Well he has and I am…happy that is.


So for the past 21 years, (mostly) each morning he brings me coffee and we spend anywhere from 15 minutes to hours on end talking about our day, reflecting on our yesterday, how we could be better parents, and, of course, how we could solve all the world’s problems if they would only listen.


Life can be hard, no doubt.
Life can hurt like hell.
Sometimes you just need a break, a coffee break that is.



The best part of waking up is…with your best friend…and ‘Folger’s in your cup.’


So this Valentine’s Day consider forgoing the box of chocolates for a cup of Joe…’it’s good to the last drop!’
and who knows, maybe that 15 minutes a day could last a lifetime.



You didn’t think I’d stop wearing red, did you?