I hate Valentine's Day. I hate the never-ending card exchanges the kids do, the commercialism, the sappy over-the-topness of it all. I can't wait for kids to lose interest in their Valentines so that I can throw them out. Oh, and for all the dang suckers to be gone. I swear that Colin and Cecily have a stash hidden somewhere. But, I have to admit, James did good this year. He woke up early and made me breakfast and had cards ready for me. Later in the day he brought me roses and some pretty lingerie. It made me feel loved and appreciated. We don't do much for the kids, because Valentine's is supposed to be celebrating romantic love, right?? But I did make small gift bags for all of them from James and I and Grandma and Grandpa and they thought that was top-notch.
And on to much bigger news than Valentine's Day - James has a new job! I'm not sure who's more excited, him or me. And it's not just because I get my house back to myself during the day LOL. I think he was relatively burnt out, so I'm hoping that the change to a new field is invigorating and restorative. He's still selling, but now he'll be selling investments in gas and oil exploration/drilling for Gulf Coast Western. I'm so proud of him and humbled by his willingness to do whatever it takes to make our family thrive.