Happy Valentine's Day People!!!!!!
To me, everyday is Valentine's day.....;-) I personally feel you need not wait for a particular day to express your love to dear ones. Around this time in India, there is a lot of hype surrounding Valentine's day. Sights of red hearts greet you everywhere, vendors selling valentines paraphernalia, restaurants having special menus, flowers sold at rocket high prices. The mood is infectious and you cannot help but revel in this excitement.
Many a memorable valentine's day have I had. The year we had our son, around Valentines he had developed a fever. He was about 3 months old. The day before was especially a tiring one, what with the little one refusing to sleep and making me carry him around and soothing him. By late evening, I was a very cranky mom who hardly had a bite to eat, let alone sit awhile for a moment. So it was with joy my heart leapt when I saw hubby dearest at the door with a big bouquet of flowers and dinner from one of our favorite restaurants. I thought to myself, what an adorable husband I have, who gets me flowers to cheer me up when sonny is sick. When the dinner was done, I mentioned that the next day was valentine's day!!! I can never forget the look of surprise on my beloved's face when he began fumbling as to what the date was....:D And then sheepishly he asks whether he has to do it all over again....:)
Three years ago, along with flowers for me, DH(darling hubby) brings some water plants for our pet fish. I fail to recall the little fellow's name, but he was one of a kind. He was one of the smartest fish I knew. And to top it, hubby loved him dearly. Initially I resented having a fish bowl at home. I detested the cleaning job and felt that I already had enough on my hands. Over a period of time, I too slowly fell in love with him. Every morning when I would enter the kitchen to make a cup of tea, he would immediately come swimming to face me and wiggle that little tail of his. He would swim around frantically with excitement and make tiny somersaults of glee. It was sheer delight to watch him. He sensed when we were around him and knew while we were away.
Placing my flowers in a vase and the plants for him in his bowl, we thought the little guy would be happy with the new decor in his bowl. Late evening, I went to have a peek to see how the little guy was faring. Imagine my shock when I saw him lying on his belly on the bed of pebbles in the bowl. Instantly, I knew it was the plants that killed him. We had no idea how long he must have been dead. DH tried placing him in fresh water, hoping that he would swim again and do his somersaults, but I knew..it was over.It took me a very long time to get over this. For a whole month I felt that there was movement in the bowl, that he was there to greet me in the mornings. I even called my husband a FISH KILLER..:D What was he to know that his act of love would kill the poor guy. Over a period of time, I put the bowl away., waiting for the right time to bring a new pet. That never happened cause then we moved.
So you see, quite some memorable valentine day's have I had.
This year, I have spruced up our home with handmade roses. I got the idea from the tutorial here. For almost 2 weeks, I have been surprised by the so many bloggers who have been decorating their homes with valentine deco. When I stumbled upon these roses, I knew that they would bring cheer and color to my home. I am still waiting for the fresh flowers though...;-)