Yes, once again that special day that commemorates the death of a priest who fell in love with a young woman while in jail for performing illegal marriages is upon us. It's Valentine's Day.
[OK, while that is one origin myth, no one is really sure how the holiday got started, but my guess is that the Hallmark Company figures into it somehow.]I got my sweetie a card and a Japanese maple tree (which she will help me plant). She got me a card and chocolate (which she will help me eat). We also got each of the kids a card and a book and box of their favorite cereal. (Because nothing says "I love you" like Cocoa Krispies and Strawberry Frosted Shredded Wheat.) And we might all go out to eat tonight if the places we like aren't all swamped with lovebirds. And the kids get their homework done. Yeah, we're romantics - or at least as romantic as people who have been together almost 40 years and have two kids under the age of 13 can be. So what did y'all get? Or give?