Feb 12, 2012

~ little valentine story

Valentine's Day... a charming little holiday, right? Not really. I mean the expectations are so ridiculous. Doesn't it seem like there's a lot of anxiety and disappointment involved? Poor guys, if they don't show up with something original, (or something at all) in the dog house they go! 


A few years ago, my husband brought me a box of chocolates, and I was more than a little disappointed. 


Before you judge, let's break this little Valentine story down...

1. I don't like chocolate. (weird, but true)
2. Even if I liked chocolate, Valentine's Day chocolates are disgusting... like what the hell is in them, etc.
3. "Box of chocolates"... so cheesy. Who does he think I am, Forrest Gump? I would rather get nothing and a simple, "I didn't want to get you a cheesy box of chocolates." I'd be thrilled. Ecstatic.
4. I secretly wondered when he showed up with the box of chocolates, (knowing that he knows that I don't like chocolate, and surely he wouldn't get me a box of chocolates unless there might be a trick involved) if possibly, there might be a special surprise in one of the little sections inside the box... you know a piece of jewelry delicately nestled amidst the bite-sized chocolates... Earth to Jan. There was no nestling. There were no surprises. (I do this on occasion... dream up extravagant gift ideas to myself.)
5. Upon my show of disgust, once I realized there were no hidden gifts involved, my children, shocked that I was not overwhelmed with delight over the box of chocolates, made it crystal clear they considered me the meanest wife ever to walk the earth. "MOM!" they said, "Dad got you a box of chocolates! Why are you being so mean?" Help me Lord.
6. Do we really need to go any further? I think not.

Let's move on to some pretty Valentine-ish images...








Valentine mosaics seem appropriate... 







Happy Valentine's Day!

I jest in the name of fun! My husband is absolutely wonderful and has presented me with numerous Valentine gifts any girl would be thrilled with! But the chocolate story is 100% true...

Linking up for a Valentine Mosaic Monday HERE
All images are from Pinterest HERE

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24 comments:

eileeninmd said...

That a cute story. I do not care for Valentines Chocolates either. I do like all the items in your mosaic. Happy Valentines Day!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

You posted some gorgeous Valentines sweets...chocolate need not apply!

GrandmaK said...

Beautiful mosaics...enthralling tale! Hoping your Valentine's Day is grand!! My best wishes Cathy

podso said...

I could believe your story! I love your mosaic .. how it grew ... and it looks like you had fun making it, just as it is fun to look at it!

Mary said...

Mmmmmmm, your mosaics are much sweeter than any box of chocolates! xoxo

cindy said...

Ha! I guess we all dream up extravagant gifts for ourselves, if only husbands could read our minds!

Snap said...

Too funny! I like chocolate, but not boxed chocolate. Loved your pinspiration for Valentine's Day!

A Garden of Threads said...

Valentine chocolate does taste different, not in a good way. Lovely Valentine mosaics.

helen tilston said...

Like you I do not have a taste for chocolates. Never did.
My husband does not enjoy chocolates wither. We are celebrating with dinner at a friends house.
Happy Valentines

Helen x

Acquired Objects said...

The husband just left on business and won't be around but I'm still able to surprise him...I hope. I hid a card in his truck and will tell him on Tuesday where his card is located. Cute sorry and who the heck doesn't like chocolate?????

XX
Debra~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

At least you got chocolates.

Lorrie said...

Managing expectations is one of the hardest things about these holidays. The marketing industry does a great job of making us think we deserve so much. That said, I wouldn't turn down a box of dark chocolate.

Lavender Cottage said...

All your mosaics are so vibrant and festive for Valentine's Day.
I like chocolate but always get flowers.

Deserae said...

What a funny story! I am not a fan of boxed chocolates but I do like chocolate in general. Loved the mosaics...beautiful colors!
~Des

Veronica said...

Eeeewww you are so right Jan, what on earth is that secret disgusting ingredient that they put in Valentines Chochs that is not in other chocholates??? And I am a chocaholic!! Seriously it beats me...so no thanks you to Valentine's Chochs!! Men, honestly...I was laughing at your story cos that's all we girls can do to cope! Happy Valentines and hope no disgusting chochs this year!!

Veronica
Oh my word forgot to say... STUNNING mosaics! As always... I feel a need to do a mosaic now too!! Haven't done one in a while and am going to have a hard time choosing images for my post from your blog!! Love your pretty images.

christy said...

That is so funny. I on the other hand love chocolate, dark only. So every year my husband goes to this small chocolate shop, where Annie the own hand dips everything and gets me 1 pound of the good stuff.
I also don't get Valentines day myself, it seems a little overrated.

Patricia said...

Very cute story, and enjoyed the pretty mosaic photos !

I'd be happy with anything - even an ol' box of chocs is better than nothing ! (which is what I get every year !! )

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Ooh those shoes were gorgeous. Pretty mosaics. V

BRASWELL said...

Great Story-I thought I was the only one that did not like chocolate! + glad to know that is not so, Happy Valentines tomorrow! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

French Girl in Seattle said...

Bonjour and thank you for a good laugh! I can totally relate to your Valentine's day story. I found your blog today. So glad I did. What a lovely name and those colors in the heading... perfect! I needed some cheerfulness as I look outside at the grey Seattle skies. I am your newest Follower. Swing by chez French Girl when you get a minute. A bientot! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Porch Days said...

Your mosaics are a wonderful blast of color. I'll bet you won't receive a box of chocolates this Valentines Day!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Now those are most certainly Valentine's Day mosaic compositions...fun!!! Have a Happy!

Tartan Terrace said...

I had the same thing happen to me, except instead of buying chocolates, my husband bought roses. I know that most people would think I was crazy not to want roses, but there you have it. So I can definitely relate to your chocolate story.

I'm a new blogger and am still trying to get the hang of the basics (linking, uploading photos, etc.) When I get those down, I'd like to learn how to do mosaics. Love yours!

pretty pink tulips said...

That story is too funny! I think most husbands have struck out once or twice on Valentines. At least he remembered!

Those mosaics are the best, Jan!!! You are truly the Mosaic Queen!!

xo Elizabeth