I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend with Valentine’s Day. This afternoon I want to talk about great times with the big day of LOVE. Think over the years – or if it was this past weekend – to your most memorable Valentine’s day. What happened? Today is the day to share and tell me about it.
I asked my mom and dad the same question. They reminisced about all of the happy Valentine’s Days they have had. There were many, MANY to pick from but mom and dad picked one that really meant a lot to them both.
They said years and years ago in a time way before they were married and they were still dating. Daddy was working at the hospital on night shift 3pm-11pm. Mommy was working for the school system 7am-3pm. So during the week, they pretty much didn’t see each other physically although they did talk to each other a couple of times during the day. And remember this was way before the cell phone era – snorts. (I tell you my humans are older than dirt.)
So Valentine’s day fell on a Wednesday this one year and both were working. They just knew they were not going to see each other at all. But daddy – he is a romantic at heart that you wouldn’t believe. He went by mom’s apartment before she went to work and put a GIANT Scooby Doo stuffed animal in the passenger seat of her car and left. When mom came down to get in her car, (after she almost had a heart attack because she thought someone was sitting in her car) she oohhed and aawwed. She got in the car and Scooby Doo was holding a giant heart box. She opened the giant heart box and there was a card from daddy telling her sweet nothings, chocolate and a jewelry box. She opened the jewelry box and it had one of the most beautiful jade necklaces that she had ever seen. Of course she cried. And then cried some more. And then cried more and went to school wear she wore the beautiful jade necklace all day.
She had called daddy went she got to work and she made plans to see him at his job later that day for when he went to dinner. So that night rolled around and mom met dad at the hospital. Dad told mom he was taking her to a fast food restaurant called Arby’s. Not a place they went to regularly but dad was insistent. What she didn’t know was that dad had received information about something special Arby’s was doing that night. That night just for Valentine’s Day, they had brought in a baby grand piano and hired a guy to play and give out roses to the patrons. Mom cried again and said it was so romantic and thoughtful.
So there you go my friends, that’s ONE of mom and dad’s most memorable Valentine’s Day. Now is the time for you to share one of yours – go.
UPDATE A NOTE FROM MY DADDY –
Hi everyone – Bacon’s dad here. We would have loved to have said that this past weekend was the most memorable Valentine’s day for me and my bride. And in a way, I guess it was. Bacon’s mom has been fighting this awful cough since December. The kind of cough that just makes you choke, can’t catch your breathe and she has even passed out from it once. She went to the hospital in December and they gave her a bunch of medicines and sent her home.
Sunday morning when I got up, she told me she needed to go back to the emergency room. (And being a Sunday, we are very fortunate that the insurance we have has a built in ‘hospital emergency room’ right in the building.) She was having difficulties in breathing. We immediately went. Once there, she got X-rays (we were totally afraid that she had gotten pneumonia) and they came back clear. She had a breathing treatment and afterwards they put her on a fluid IV and gave her steroids directly in her IV. They also drew a bunch of blood. She started feeling a little bit better and didn’t cough for almost 20 minutes. This was such fantastic news to us after she had been continuously coughing for what seemed like forever. She got to come home after about 7 hours in the ER being looked at. She started bruising up last night from the IV’s and where the blood pressure cuff kept coming on so often. She looks black, blue, yellow and very sore.
Her blood work came back and lot of her numbers were low – iron, potassium, red blood count. They gave her a bunch of medicines to get filled and start taking which she has. She still had a really rough night last night sleeping. Night time is the worse time for her to rest. We are all taking care of her here at the Hotel Thompson. I will be helping out Bacon in the next couple of days to get caught up on his blog visits. So please don’t think we have forgotten about you – we definitely have not.