Yep, it’s a Valentine’s Day post! How to have a pretty solid Valentine’s Day: the established couple edition.
Let the stress of Valentine’s Day start weighing heavily on your mind.
I usually start thinking about Feb. 14 sometime in January, because I one day hope to be one of those people who can get their act together and be super prepared for occasions such as this. And my thoughts sound like this, “Okay, Heather, Valentine’s Day, you have a whole month still. What’s it gonna be? You should probably do better than you have before. I mean, you’re not terrible, but have you ever cooked for the S.O.? He did. Maybe you should do that, too…” This is where the stress starts kicking in because I want to show S.O. I care, but the thought of cooking is scary, but if I can’t do it for him, who will I do it for and oh no make it stop!!!
Procrastinate in the (not very much) hope that your contribution to your Valentine’s Day celebrations will magically sort themselves out with no effort on your part.
Why can’t this happen more often? Why can’t there be a fairy that looks after every detail in my life so I can reap the rewards for all its hard work? That sounds pretty reasonable to me. And not crazy. Or lazy. Or selfish…
Buckle down and buy a gift online early enough that you do not have to pay extra for super fast shipping!
This is a major victory. Which requires a victory dance.
Do a victory dance for doing something right.
Stop dancing because you realise there is more to do.
Oh yeah, I should probably round out that gift with a nice gesture. Cooking dinner is back on the table. Metaphorically. For now.
Be pleasantly surprised when the S.O. suggests you guys cook together because he likes spending time with you more than salmonella.
Fist pump. Breakfast Club style.
Do not wrap gift. Do not look for dinner recipe.
Still waiting for my Valentine’s Day fairy…
Do the rest of your prep work mere hours before the celebrations begin.
That’s what I’ll be doing this afternoon. Because if you didn’t stress over the (self-inflicted) time constraints and feel some mild panic over doing something nice for your S.O., does it really mean anything?
Have a happy Valentine’s Day.
Look like a boss. Cook like a boss (well, cut the vegetables like a boss). Eat, drink, be merry. Bask in the glory that is your gift to the S.O. that you so considerately bought weeks before the big day. Feel the love. That’s my plan.
Happy Valentine’s Day, folks! Tell somebody you love them today, whether it’s romantically, or in a ‘just friends’ kind of way. I’ll see you back here on Thursday.