So it’s Valentine’s Day – and it’s here whether you celebrate it or not. I’d like to skip it this year, but that doesn’t seem to be a possibility. Yesterday I helped out at my daughter’s school Valentine’s Day party which was totally adorable, and I spent the day before that preparing treat bags for everyone in her class. So there’s that, I can’t avoid it.
It’s been a really long time since I’ve been on a blind date (years!) I’ve only been on one and it’s an experience I never wish to repeat! While at the library last week I noticed a special display of books. Specially – wrapped books, which hid their covers, each with a cute description of what lay inside the package. There were many to choose from, all decked out in hearts. There were short descriptions of the books inside, including a few key words (like hashtags). Just like someone who may have arranged a blind date, the descriptions were given to make the perfect match between reader and book. After browsing a few, I picked one that included “British slang, cats, diary format, my life”. Remembering how much I loved Bridget Jones and all, I thought this might be fun.
Instead of Miss Jones, or anyone remotely similar, when I opened the package this morning I got Georgia Nicolson. The young heroine of Louise Rennison’s YA series Confessions of Georgia Nicolson’s series. It seems like a fun read – and it was a fun surprise. It will probably be the only thing I get to open for Valentine’s Day! Now that my husband is in the 6th month of his 10-month deployment, I’m adding this holiday to the long list of ones that I’ve spent without him in the past year. I think I’ll drown my sorrows with some chocolate today!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Hope yours is much more exciting than mine is!!