Just wanted to say Happy Valentine's Day!
We don't do anything special on Valentine's. After 54 years, we've sometimes shared gifts, sometimes out to eat, etc. But nothing extravagant is necessary. I send cards to the young grandkids and a treat or gift for the little ones. We did however, buy a Valentine box of Reese's clusters - which are really peanut butter turtles - for the house!
These were really great!
Also have to show you a pic of the Valentine puppy we got for granddaughter:
BTW, the little elephant in the background in the previous pic is mine. Originally bought for granddaughter a few years ago... but I couldn't part with it. So it sits on our bed and takes naps with me (since we no longer have cats in the house to nap with me). Here's another pic:
I do have a thing for elephants. I don't collect them, but am fascinated by them. I have an elephant sketching on my wall.
and I've been reading both "The Elephant whisperer" as well as his wife's book "An Elephant in my kitchen"... both good reads!
Actually that's all I have to say for today. Just wanted to say Happy Valentine's to everyone! Enjoy your day and thanks so much for sharing part of mine.
Oh wait, I saw a meme I wanted to share too... just because it was funny.
Oh, I like that last one. I'll keep that in mind as I sneak food from others. Happy Valentine's Day to you, too! :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, DJan. It's a pretty day here... close to the 70's and sunny. I'll think of you as we walk the neighborhood this afternoon (imagining I'm in your beautiful forests with all the huge trees, ferns, and moss). Happy Valentines!Delete
LOVE that diet tip.ReplyDelete
That is two bloggers in a row who have pointed me towards The Elephant Whisperer. I am going to have to track it down.
I'm reading on Kindle (on my iPhone), but find both very enjoyable. It bolsters my belief that animals are more intelligent and understand more than most people realize.Delete
Happy Valentine's Day! I love both stuffies, and I do love that diet tip too. If only it worked like that! :-DReplyDelete
Yes... if only it worked like that (ha). Happy Valentine's!Delete
Happy Valentines Day, Rian... wow! 54 years! Well, I really enjoyed that framed photo of an elephant and I liked that one with you hiding behind one too. You've always got a surprise up your sleeve! ;^)ReplyDelete
I LOVE that sketching of the Elephant... and the inserted sketch that says, "for all we ask..." I don't know if you can read what is around the smaller inserted sketch, but it says, "to live our lives freely, to dream of tomorrow, to share moments of joy, to mourn our losses, grow old with our families, and to die in peace."Delete
I too am fascinated by elephants. Cute stuffed animals for the little ones...ReplyDelete
Have you ever read the book "when elephants weep"? Great book.
...have tissues to read.
No, I haven't read that one, Anni. May have to put it on my list. Thanks!Delete
Happy Valentine's Day to you! Love that elephant picture. They are quite amazing animals.ReplyDelete
I think so too, Olga. Happy Valentine's day!Delete
Happy Valentine's Day! I sure wish the last saying was true.ReplyDelete
Yes, Mae, wouldn't that be nice...Delete
happy valentines day rian!! i find elephants fascinating also!! i like your diet tip!!ReplyDelete
Happy Valentine's, Debbie! and I love that diet tip too!Delete
I read the Elephant Whisperer. Must pick up more of his books.ReplyDelete
His wife writes 'An Elephant in my kitchen'... and I'm enjoying it.Delete
Happy Valentine's Day to you too. Loved that sketch, they are a favorite animal of mine also. Will check out both books.ReplyDelete
Happy Valentine's, Patti! I love that sketch too. It captures something very stirring (if that makes sense) for me.Delete
We did nothing special for Valentine's Day as well. I don't really care because we do stuff for each other all the time. Those books sound interesting.ReplyDelete
The books are interesting. People who live with animals can see their emotions, their fears, their personalities.Delete
I know what you mean about not being able to let go of a stuffed animal that you had bought for a child. A couple of years ago I ordered a small orangutang for my new great great niece. I had it sent directly to me so that I could see if it was as cute as the catalog's picture. Yes, it was! I finally sent it off to her but my husband had watched me walking around hugging and cooing to Hazel's "present to be" before mailing it off and so he found out where I got it and got me another for Christmas that year. I love it-----it's so endearing looking and cuddly! I must be making up for something missing in my early childhood as also have several large teddy bears that I can't part with.ReplyDelete
"...also have several large teddy bears that I can't part with." Me too!Delete