Valentine's Day, Single's Awareness Day, February 14th. Everyone seems to call it something different depending on their situation and the crazy emotions it stirs up based on past Valentine's Days and relationships. I've never really had that many emotions towards it. I've had good Valentine's Days, bad ones, those where I had someone special, and those that I was single. I didn't really have expectations for this year. :)
To be honest, I've had a really terrible throat ache the past week, so Sunday night I went to bed knowing I'd have to go to the doctor first thing in the morning. Monday I woke up to a ton of unexpected snow. I trudged to the doctor not a very happy camper, I was sick, my shoes were drenched, and I wasn't looking forward to playing charades with the doctor trying to explain my symptoms. But, as usual it wasn't even close to being as bad as I thought. He took one look in my throat said "tonsilitis" with the help of a phone dictionary, and I left after a shot in my bum and prescription meds all for less than $10 - AMERICA takes NOTES!! :) I came home made myself broccoli and cheese rice compliments of Kayla :) (thank you, thank you!) took my medicine, and fell asleep.
I woke up 3 hours later, to snowballs being thrown at my window. It was one of those times where I heard them hit the window, they're what woke me up, but it took me a few minutes to realize it. I thought to myself, ok a few more and I'll get up and stick my head out the window. After one or two more they stopped, and then my doorbell was ringing. I was still in a post sleep daze, but I hopped up to answer. Leigh was at the door drenched from standing outside :) but with the biggest grin on his face. He came bearing gifts and we giggled about me sleeping through the Romeo-esque tactics he had to use to get my attention. I opened my gifts - he surprised me with wine, beautiful earrings <because I always wear cheapies that turn my earlobes green, perfume, and an MP3 Player (the first one I've ever owned!) I was thrilled! I'd already given him his gifts - a pair of jeans, a new shirt, and new headphones because his were terrible. :) Later we trudged to dinner downtown - we ran to flag down a bus, got our shoes drenched walking through all the snow, but we made it for a romantic dinner! :) I couldn't have asked for a better Valentine's Day with a better guy!
Even though we had a snow day, I thought it was important for my kiddos to learn about VDay America style, even if it was a day late. Korea celebrates Valentine's Day, but it's only a day for women to give gifts to the men. Then, they have a day in March called "White Day" where it's reversed and men give women presents. So, today I showed a powerpoint to all my classes explaining VDay, and then we made Valentine's Day cards for the person, or people of their choice! :) Here are pictures..
|We could have stayed in...|
|but then we would have missed all this fun|
|Ah finally! :) the little strip our restaurant was on|
|I get paid to have this much fun? :) AND I can wear Converse to work? Lucky lucky girl!|
|Rose, so proud of her card :)|
I say this a lot, only because I mean it, but I truly am a blessed and lucky lucky girl :) Definitely feelin the love from all around this Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day from Korea!