My Take on Valentine’s Day

I’m a little late, but I wanted to get this out before we move on from February…

So back a million years ago, Jason bought me a stuffed animal on Valentine’s Day.  I have it still today.  We may have exchanged a few cards over the years but typically we do not celebrate in the “normal” way most of civilization celebrates this ridiculous holiday.

Now you may wonder, why does this crazy woman feel that Valentine’s Day is ridiculous?  Doesn’t she want the chocolate, flowers, jewelry all the other crazy hormonal “normal” women want?  Well, let’s just say I’m not “normal”.  Nothing in my life is “normal”.  Everything in my life is a tad bit “different.”

So many people over the years have “pitied” me for having an “unconventional” life.  For example, Jason is the “chef” at our house.  I would rather clean than have to cook or even boil water!  He’s an amazing cook.  He’s always been the one to “take care” of things in our home.  Never me.  I would have to be out of all my clothes before I would even think of “its time to do the laundry”.  Not him…he’s on top of it all.  But that being said, we never run out of tea, sweet or unsweet…we never run out of pickles…toilet paper…etc.  He pays attention to things I never would dream of paying attention to until we were completely out.  These things…the things he does consistently, every day…mean more to me than a card or some flowers on some day that “the candy industry has created to bankrupt all of the males of the country” (his quote).  He takes care of me, our life together and generally makes life so much better for all of us.  He’s my rock and I would rather have that than a box of chocolates on a given day in February.  And with that being said…that’s my take on Valentines day.

The Smeltzers Come to Green Country

We had been having our version of the polar vortex here in Oklahoma…temperatures in the single digits and our days were filled with some clouds and the occasional flurry.  It was such a nice break to have Jason’s sister, Susan and her husband, George, come for a visit.  They were able to stay for 5 days and while we weren’t able to show them all the wonderful things of Oklahoma, we were able to show them a few things in our life.  We were able to make dinners together, play games together, go out to dinner together and just have a good ole fashion visit.  It was such a welcome break in our lives.

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Catching the Blog Up

So, I seem to go in spurts…time to blog and my thoughts are all in order and then…BAM…life gets in the way.

In December, I traveled to DC, had disagreement with a friend, Lakota had her leg amputated, lost one of my childhood friends, reconnected with other childhood friends and the holidays were upon us.  It was my first Christmas – EVER – with no family.

In January, I turned 29 for another time, had another disagreement with the same friend, spent time with the Worlds Greatest Son, made up with said friend, had yet another disagreement with the said friend, and celebrated my hubby’s 44th birthday.

A very good of friend of mine said this to me, “Extract yourself out of every relationship that doesn’t add value to you life.”  This has become my New Years Resolution.