Are you currently making your way through a heart-shaped box of truffles?
Is your nose buried in a big vase of red roses?
Are you swooning and sighing as you read through a note from a secret admirer?
Are you at your desk working on grant proposals, wishing your latest hottie crush would come barging through the office door carrying pink peonies, dark chocolate and a grande carmel macchiato and say something like "I can't live without you for one more second"?
I bet you can't guess which one I am doing.
Actually, I love this day. I know some of my other single friends would rather stay under the covers all day long and curse every boyfriend they have ever had, but not me. I fully embrace this day, singlehood and all.
SIDE NOTE: I do have a Valentine. I call him "Daddio." He is wonderful. And he buys me dinner. And pink roses. He's practically a professional at this. I applaud his efforts and welcome them anytime.
In honor of this oh-so girly and mushy and over-marketed holiday, my sister and I had a little "I LOVE love" party. It was everything a Valentine party should be: filled with chocolate and a few fabulous friends.
My new favorite chocolate cake recipe with fudgy cream cheese frosting.
Um, yes please.
I am tempted to send this to my crush. Or chuck it at his head.
Maybe he will get the message.
To drink: sparkling raspberry lemonade.
And pink roses from my Valentine.
I hope your day is full of people just like these.