JD woke up the same way he always does on special days: Singing a song only he knows the words and tune to. He makes it up as he goes along. Today was the Happy Valentine’s Day song and, boy, was it a doozey!
Happy Valentine’s Day…ooh, yeah, it’s Valentine’s day…I’m gonna wear a red tie today…’cause it’s Valentine’s day…it’s a we’re-in-love day…’cause it’s Valentine’s today…
I’ll spare you the chorus and bridge because, really, it had something to do with love juice and Step in the Name of Love. I think he needs to stop watching American Idol with me! ;)
I’m in no way a Valentine’s Day kinda girl. I feel like it’s too fake, too mandatory. In lieu of this, I asked JD not to buy me gifts or over-sized balloons that read WILD THING or, worse, YOU’RE STILL THE ONE. In fact, a simple dinner for two would be perfect…normal, yet perfect.
This morning, JD surprised me with chocolate covered strawberries (which is Jasmine Star Weakness #6,934) that he hid sometime yesterday while I was on a shoot. He also bought me a potted plant. Not just any potted plant, but a miniature rose bush. Little did I realize JD was watching me while grocery shopping a couple nights ago. I eyed the small rose bush—complete with its tiny red roses and a red heart-shaped gardening stick—and laughed at all its tackiness. It had a bright red vase with red hearts embossed on it and silver heart wrapping. Good grief…it was tacky…but I loved it! It looked like it could belong on the set of Napoleon Dynamite or Juno…and I was smitten. I laughed and walked away a few nights ago, but it ended up in my hands today! I felt so LUCKKKKKKEY.
I want to wish everyone a lovely day today and I hope nothing but happiness and joy fills your hearts! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Here's a picture of me and JD at dinner last night...