I photographed this rose while on a photo hunt on Westheimer because Elaine is convinced I can’t pass up a flower without taking a picture of it. She is probably right.
I have no idea when I became so jaded about Valentine’s Day, but it really hit home this morning when I heard them say on the Today Show that this is a billion dollar holiday. Oh no, not just one billion, but several billion.
Don’t we all have better things to spend our money than fancy dinners and flowers that will be dead in a week? And if you love someone, shouldn’t you tell them that all the time? Not just on the day dictated to you by the stores? I just hate this holiday more and more every year.
I think I’m getting the most romantic gift for Valentine’s Day though – we are finally having the kitchen repainted. Another move to try and rid the house of the ugly 1989 country blue wallpaper. I can’t WAIT for it to be GONE. (I will have to remember to snap photos before it goes away though. It is bad. V. bad.) Phase II will be to deal with the cabinets (paint), countertops, and lighting, but that will have to wait for a year or two. For now, just changing the color of the walls will be a great start!