You may know that I recently, in my dotage as it were, married the excellent Mr. Joe. Prior to that, I was single for 33 years after having been married only 7 years, with the last two of those being legally separated. I'm all for romance and marriage, mind you, but it just never worked out for me during that time.
All those years I watched others celebrate Valentines Day with their sweethearts, receiving lovely flower arrangements at their offices, sporting new jewelry, enjoying oysters and champagne at divine restaurants, weekend getaways, teary FB tributes to their loves, yada-yada-yada... I watched HGTV episodes on Shabby Chic decorating with hearts, doilies, roses and pink depression glass table settings. I endured grocery aisle magazine displays of pink and red filled covers extolling the romantic delights of the day.
Bah humbug! I could really have used Singles Awareness Day!
But now, here I am, far from my birthplace, in the Valley of the Sun with my loving husband. Add the bonus of his sister and brother-in-law living a couple of miles from us (double date entertaining!!)
and a community of over 55's with every type of activity and entertainment you could want. So guess what? I'm hosting a Valentines Day dinner for six with an elegant menu and pretty red and pink decorations all over the place! Life really is like that box of chocolates.
So, Happy Valentines Day and Singles Awareness Day to us all!
Here is my take on the Diva Challenge. I had this heart laying around (all too true...) so I tangled it. I don't know what the paper is, but neither pencil worked very well on it, but oh well. Life is not perfect, but can be good anyway!
For the Square One Focus, the tangle this week was Well. I wanted to try out a few of the various layouts, which give it a very different look each time, but as in life, once I got finished dressing, there wasn't time. This is "Well Dressed":