Friday's are busy. I barely get a lunch break--the 5 free minutes between classes I must use for the restroom. Eat or pee? Hmmm.... Not really a choice.
So by the time I get home this Valentine's, I'll be exhausted, not interested in fighting the holiday lovers for a place at the Restaurant Table. My husband of 30 years and I will eat in, chat, catch up, and likely go to bed early (although the Olympics might keep us awake).
But, I realize most of you would like a bit more so I have a few ideas.
- Here's Valentine history, according to Wikipedia. Who knew it all started with Geoffrey Chaucer?
- Three great Valentine love poems from efriend, Chris Wood. You can also drop by St. Valentine's Day website for an entire list of heart-jerkers
- Are you looking for pithy, concise Valentine sayings? Try Creating Really Awesome Free Things. Be forewarned: They belong on candy hearts. These are a bit longer, but still saccharin.
- Not a mushy sort of lover? Click here for quotes with a sense of humor.
- Need more substance to your Valentine sayings?
- Forgot a card? Print a Valentine Scrabble gram here
- Or try American Greeting's free Valentine card creator (or 123 Greeting has a darling bear card)
- Drop by Quote Garden for a romantic quote or two ("Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939)
- No time at all? Need an entire message? I got you covered with St. Valentine's Day website.
- Dying to know what Michelle Obama says on Valentine's Day? Click.
What are my writer friends doing for Valentine Day? Maybe I'll change my plans.
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. In her free time, she is editor of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.