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Old 01-28-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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Valentines Day...

What is everyone here on FIRE doing for their DS, SO, FWB, or FM for Valentines Day?

I know a lot of people struggle trying to come up with something different every year, thought it might be fun to hear what others are doing.

(I am working on something special; will share it later...)
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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We are foregoing a fancy night out and the expensive flower bouquets, chocolates, gifts, etc in favor of something simple and inexpensive at home. The cost savings will be donated to those in need in Haiti and elsewhere around the world.

DW doesn't know yet. She'll probably get pissed.
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Forget the chocolates, they will just make your Honey worry about her weight. Take her a cheap bouquet, go out to a nice Happy Hour and pop a Viagra before you leave for home.

This will be a Valentine she won't easily forget.

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Everyday is Valentine's day in the Purron household! 35 years married and still in love

Seriously though, we gave up gift giving ages ago. We're both practical types and found trying to find gifts caused more stress than anything. Since Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, chances are we'll be working over at the rental house. The one thing we usually do for special occassions is have an extra special meal with a nice bottle of wine. Plus some extra snugglin'

I am looking forward to hearing what you do Westerskies. I suspect you are a true romantic at heart. BTW, I changed my avatar for the occassion.
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Everyday is Valentine's day in the Purron household! 35 years married and still in love

Seriously though, we gave up gift giving ages ago. We're both practical types and found trying to find gifts caused more stress than anything. Since Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, chances are we'll be working over at the rental house. The one thing we usually do for special occassions is have an extra special meal with a nice bottle of wine. Plus some extra snugglin'

I am looking forward to hearing what you do Westerskies. I suspect you are a true romantic at heart. BTW, I changed my avatar for the occassion.
We are very much the same as you. No gifts, usually just a special dinner with all that mushy stuff.

I love your new avatar!
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I'll be driving through Georgia on my way to Florida, and having dinner in Valdosta!
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I celebrate every holiday is some little way--even if it means I make heart-shaped hamburgers for dinner. Maybe some cookies this year with a Valentine's theme?
And I always buy a flower or two every holiday--even when it was just my son and I. Cheers the place up!
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What is everyone here on FIRE doing for their DS, SO, FWB, or FM for Valentines Day?
I think most ER Forum members' plans are X-rated!
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Yep - everyday is Valentine's day in our household too. We ignore the official Valentine's Day. We love to go out to eat, but Valentine's and New Year's Eve are the two nights we are sure to stay at home and avoid the crowds and high prices.

Pretty much just a good smooch and wish each other happy.....

I was never one for gifts - flowers, jewelry, whatever. DH figured out pretty quick that they weren't important to me. Neither was any special "dates". We just love doing things together and never need an official excuse to do anything special.

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I leave for a week in Houston on Valentine's Day so I will likely ruin any romantic plans the long-time married couple I am visiting might have. I do have some hostess gifts for the wife(hey, I figure if she's happy, he's happy). She is from New Orleans originally(French extraction) and I know she collects fleur-de-lys. I have a f-d-l cookie cutter, wall plaque and notebook for her. If I can dig up any more items in this motif between now and then, she will be getting them.
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BTW, I changed my avatar for the occassion.
I love it! Did the cats do that on their own or did you somehow manage to pose them?
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I love it! Did the cats do that on their own or did you somehow manage to pose them?
Neither. My cats would never pose in a way I want them to. You know how cats are. This is just a cute pic I found on Photobucket.
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What is everyone here on FIRE doing for their DS, SO, FWB, or FM for Valentines Day?
Neither SO nor I are much into stuff, and on any busy holiday we avoid restaurants like the plague. Most likely we'll go out for lunch earlier in the day, before the mad dinner rush.

I'm thinking of baking something like a cake or brownie in a heart-shaped pan as a little surprise. Sometimes he brings home flowers for me, sometimes not. We're pretty low-key about it all.
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We pretty much avoid restaurants on that day too crowded but SO brings me flowers and a mushy card and I say "Thank you ".
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Ok folks I know the SO. But who are DS, FWB and FM? Do I need to go shopping again?
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Ok folks I know the SO. But who are DS, FWB and FM? Do I need to go shopping again?
I'm relieved that I am not the only one in the dark!
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Ok folks I know the SO. But who are DS, FWB and FM? Do I need to go shopping again?
Glad you brought this up bbbamI. I was thinkin' the same thing but figured I was the only one who didn't know.

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Glad you brought this up bbbamI. I was thinkin' the same thing but figured I was the only one who didn't know.

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...made you ask.
Does this mean that members are going to buy us chocolates, diamonds, and flowers, and take us out to dinner on the 14th? I'll be ready at 8:00.

(Frank will be joining us as a chaperone)
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...made you ask.
Hmmm....looks like I'll have to shop for one more...
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