Spoil yourself on Valentine’s Day?

by singlemomseeking on February 11, 2010

When I asked a few single mom bloggers last year at MomLogic if they were going to say “No” to Valentine’s Day, I’d expected to get a good dose of cynicism.

Instead, bloggers like The Quest for T — a single mom of two in a long distance relationship— said:

“I think love is who we are — and we should celebrate that every moment of every day!”

So, this time around — when I called these same women to touch base about their Valentine’s mood — I was sure some bitterness would come through.

But no. Listen in:

“In the last year, I’ve lost 35 lbs, quit smoking, started paying off divorce related bills,” says Julie from 47 and Starting Over.

“Now I am about to turn 49 and I feel fabulous about that!  So I will celebrate this crazy little Hallmark Holiday with some white wine, dark chocolate, and candles….and be thankful to be starting the last year of my 40s in such a better place in my life!”

Kat Wilder, who says that she celebrates Valentine’s Day every day (love it!), adds: “I make sure the people I love know it every day.”

And then there’s Jessica, aka Sassafrass, who put it all out there:

“This year, I will be sweetly and quietly completely single. OK, I won’t be that quiet. Although right now I am challenged to just ‘be’ in my singleness, I am actively seeking ways to delight in the quiet time to make my way through a queue full of Netflix movies and seasons of shows I missed when I was out with cute boys who kept me out way too late.”

And her plans for next Sunday?

I will be spoiled on Valentine’s Day. By myself, for myself. Nothing lavish. Nothing budget-blowing. Nothing life-changing. Nothing practical. Just something that will remind me that I deserve to be delighted. I’m thinking about buying and wearing a pair of saucy red knickers that no one else really needs to know about to give me a thrill.”

“Or maybe a big old gaudy cocktail ring to flash when I’m tapping away at my laptop, working late at night. Perhaps a new belly ring or lipstick or ridiculously small and adorable clutch purse. Of course, I always accept shoes from myself with great appreciation and bliss.”

red knickers

So, will you spoil yourself on Valentine’s Day? For YOURSELF?

This post is part of Valentine’s Week Blog-a-thon at Never Too Late. You can read more posts in the Crawl here.

Red knickers from HerRoom.com

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