Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Once again we are back to candy overload and the thoughts that no holiday is complete without every treat imaginable. I was however a little excited to see that pre-school had slightly listened to my complaints over the snack option for the day: frosting, sprinkles, M&Ms and marshmallows with a side of pink lemonade. Really?! Sugar overlaod right before lunch and then send my hyper child home with me, no way. I volunteered to bring fruit and was happy to see no one else signed up for the junk either. I volunteered to help at class for their party and was thrilled that the snack was changed to angel food cake with berries.
Pre-School Fun!

But fast forward to dance class last evening and combine this with the bag from pre-school and we have a mountain of candy! Ugh! I want to thank the parents who gave stickers, granola bars and tattoos instead. This morning I saw another dance mom at spin class and he first question "what did you think of the big bag of candy?" At least I am not alone in this fight anymore.

My Valentine's flowers
Today is the day day we all need to focus on who and what we love and surround ourselves with those who make us happy. It is not about the candy and gifts but happiness. My day may not be what most would think of as the best day but I am on my way to achieving another goal and know this is a step that way. My day started with 1 hour spin and then off to a long day in a sports medicine clinic to finish my final rotation for grad school, I am loving this! Of course the day will end with dinner at home with my 2 favorite people and some tiramisu (thank you local co-op for the gluten free tiramisu!) and a nice bottle of cab. Of course an episode of Grey's to end the night. I know we are exciting people!

My favorite people before the Princess Ball
How are you spending the day? Are you doing what you love?

9 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's day, Jen! We're having a special dinner and dk chocolate dipped fruit tonight to celebrate, and are going to go out at some point over the weekend.

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  3. Happy Love Day!! I know how you feel about the big bag of candy. My son came home with the same thing. We are having a fun evening playing board games and relaxing.

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