Happy Valentine’s Day to ALL!
A lot of holidays have no meaning to me, but I have to say I like certain ritual days, like this day. So does Darren, so we always do something special on Valentine’s Day. Unlike certain other commercial powerhouse days, Valentine’s Day celebrates love and we definitely need a LOT more of that in this country and world! So, we usually make something artsy for each other, exchange small gifts, and go out for a memorable activity/dinner.
Darren is a romantic man, so he loves this day! He left for work at 6 a.m. this morning, but before he left, he sneaked the artsy V-Day card (in pic above) that he’d made for me under the afghan on the bed where I was still sleeping. He loves surprising me like that. I machine-knitted him a Valentine heart (above pic), and will give him his favorite Godiva chocolates. Weeks ago, he made reservations for our dinner at a popular restaurant. This year, we have 8 p.m. reservations since he made the reservations early, but some years, we’ve gone to V-Day dinner as late as 10 p.m.
On the political front, I haven’t said much and I won’t. I’ve eliminated my news feed on my computer, and I haven’t watched the TV news since November. I don’t even know what’s going on in the world. Out here where we live, the rest of the world could have disappeared, and I wouldn’t know it. I consider that a good thing. I know some people stress themselves out by watching “the news” all the time, but I don’t need to know the news. I’ve told Darren and my sons to just tell me if/when we need to grab our bug out bags and run for the hills.
As I’ve advised, no matter what’s going on politically, if you count yourself among the average people, it’s foolish to allow anything in the political realm to stress you or interfere with decisions in your most important relationships because politics are guaranteed to change, whereas the damage you’ve done with all the stress to your body has damaged your organs, and for nothing. Never allow politics to get into your romantic life because after the political dust has settled or the direction has changed, you may have passed up or destroyed any romance or chance at romance or a meaningful relationship in your life. Politics are mainly about the movement of BIG money and power and decides which powerful group is going to control the lives of average people. The least average people can do is not allow politicians any input into their significant relationships.
Along with my too-many other enjoyable activities, I have been working on my podcast series for YouTube. A videographer friend of mine did the title sequence for it a few months ago when it was still warm, and she did a great job of capturing us strolling around out here on the grounds of the farm. I’m going to enjoy doing this series because it’s so meaningful to me. It’s especially close to my heart because my sons want me to do it.