Tuesday, February 16, 2016

It's the Little Things

When I checked my FB yesterday morning, I saw a lot of new updates on my friends' list. I had a hunch that it may have something to do with the much-celebrated VDay as many like to call it. And boy was I right. Most of the posts are from the  younger gen I must say. Good for them.

But just like a lot of not so young people out there, Valentines' day is no longer a big deal for me. Truth be told, it was never that big of a deal to me even when I was younger anyway...and that's whether I was in a relationship or not. It kind of became a big deal though when I was teaching because my students were in grade school and middle school. Now that's the age when things like Vday become some sort of a 'holiday' in terms of observing. For about 10 years, I would get flowers and/or gifts on that particular day regardless whether I had a special someone or not. Anyway, if I was in a relationship when the day came, I didn't expect him to get me anything because to me, even back then, it's the little things that matter. Big things are appreciated of course, but it's the day to day things that's more important to me and not any specific day.

I was actually in the process of writing a post using that title a few weeks ago, yes, way before VDay. As usual, it got stuck in my Drafts folder because I got a busy while I was writing it [part of the job I have is to stop anything I am doing when it comes] so it stayed in there until today. I only had a couple of lines in it anyway. What prompted the original post was something my dear husband got me in the store during one of his usual grocery shopping trip...a bag of coconut flakes. Yep, just that. I just felt it was so thoughtful of him to grab a bag just because he knows I love anything with coconut...which he hates. It's not the first time he's done that of course. It can be anything...a fruit, a shirt, shoes.  If he comes across anything that he feels I'd like, he'd get it.

Anyway, there's nothing wrong with giving someone you love a card, flowers, jewelry, a gift on Valentine's Day. I just hope that it's not a once a year deal though. Cliché as it may sound, Valentine's Day should be any day of the year and not just on Feb. 14 as love should be celebrated everyday. Agree?

Monday, February 15, 2016

SuperBowl 50 Champs!

That's the Denver Broncos alright...and that's Peyton Manning of course. He's the only reason I'm rooting for this team. I must say that I only know a couple of his team mates since I only follow his [and some other QBs] game/performance. I was really hoping the Broncos would win if only to see him retire on top. Now, his retirement is not a sure thing yet because he wouldn't give any definite answer yet but I'd rather he retire...tee hee. I actually thought he would retire last year. But he decided to come back and now he's able to get that oh-so elusive ring for the second time. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that this is it for him. I don't think my heart can take another season. Yeah...I get nervous everytime he plays. I actually didn't watch SB 50. I can't even watch him play during regular season, how much more during the big game itself. Anyway, congrats Mr. Peyton Manning and the Broncos. It's a well-deserved win.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

She's Getting Married....

My niece, I should say, is getting married! I spoke with her last weekend when I called my sister to greet her on her birthday. I was actually very surprised when I learned that my niece was around. She was so busy with her job when we were there last year that we almost didn't see each other. Anyway, my sister handed her the phone when I called and we got the chance to talk for a few. I am very happy to hear that she finally found someone she can spend the rest of her life with. She actually introduced him to us when we were there so I kinda' know him already. She's almost 30 so it's a good age for her to tie the knot.

Unfortunately I won't be there when they get married sometime year. But with technology now, I'm sure I'll be seeing pictures and videos of both the wedding ceremony as well as the reception. I'm now thinking of what to give them for a wedding present. Maybe I should just order wedding napkins for them that they can use for the reception or as part of their wedding give-aways. I just saw some samples online and I think they're pretty neat because their names can be printed on the napkins as well as the date of the wedding itself. Yep, I think this will be a perfect and unique wedding present for them.


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