Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day


Each year when our children were very young, I would make them a simple dinner and feed them early. I would prepare a nice dinner for Verne, and the children would serve us. After serving, they would entertain us with skits and songs. It was so much fun for everyone! As the children have gotten older, the skits and songs have ended, and they eat with us on Valentine's Day.

We've never made a big deal with cards, flowers and gifts. Well, except the one year. Instead we find love and joy in the everyday. Verne asked me to come to work with him today. I don't know if I've ever said before, but he is in sales, and drives long distances each day. I had to wake at 4:30 AM. We had breakfast from a greasy spoon out of styrofoam containers, standing, while talking to an account. We've been in the car for 8 hours, and it's not even 2 PM. We are together. Verne has expressed many times throughout the morning that he's glad I rode along. He's glad he doesn't have to travel the miles solo today. He's glad that I'm keeping him company. We got to smooch while getting a car wash, and had a lovely lunch. You may not think it a romantic Valentine's Day, but there's no where else I'd rather be.

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20 comments:

Gena said...

It sounds wonderful to me. My husband left at 7:30 this morning and won't get back until around 4:00 tomorrow morning. He is a truck driver and I'm missing him today.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetheart.

Living Life said...

Hi!

My friend Randi told me about your blog. It's lovely! There's nowhere else I'd rather be than with my husband, also... Michelle

Vicky said...

I can totally relate!

My husband is in sales, and before having our daughter, I went with him on several sales calls. It was easy for me as I was in school and could plan my days or weekends accordingly. We had a few very nice trips together, and I cherish those memories now as he hits the road by himself. I hope to be able to join him again someday! :)

Haus Frau said...

Your day *is* romantic because you're with your sweetheart! It doesn't matter what you do or where you go. What matters is that you're together. :o)

We're having leftovers this evening and will stay home and snuggle on the couch - all three of us. Four, if you count the cat.

Happy Valentine's Day, Tracy. :o)

Lori said...

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
ENJOY YOUR DAY!!

Jodi said...

Romance is a state of mind! :o) I love traveling with my hubby. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Mrs.B said...

Sounds like a fantastic day!

When my husband had a sales route I rode along with him a few times and our days were very much like what you described. (o:

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family!

~Mrs.B

Beck said...

That IS romantic - the idea of my husband wanting to take me along to work is a beautiful one.
Happy Valentines day!

Stacie said...

Happy Valentines Day, Mrs. K!

Haus Frau said...

***Dearest Sherry, But I'm confused because the picture the other day had a stocking spelled "Sherrie", (That's a long intro, isn't it?)***

My father named me. The nurse that wrote my name on the final paperwork spelled it wrong. My father signed whatever was put in front of him w/o checking in order to get *out* of the hospital. He hates hospitals. To this day. The correct spelling of my name is Sherrie. Legally though, it's Sherry because the nurse screwed up and my father didn't check. At one point I in life thought I'd be cute and spell it Shari. I wasn't cute. It's easier to use Sherry but I answer to Sherrie. I also answer to 'hey you', 'honey' and 'mom'. When I got married I think my name changed to 'honey'. That's what happens, right? I should sign my name that way on my checks but I rarely write checks so I'm sure I'd forget. Clark thought that when you went into kindergarten you got a new name and he didn't like his new name. Until kindergarten he was called Rocky due to a little neighbor girl saying Clarky but it sounding like Rocky. Rocky stuck. Until kindergarten. When he got his new name. My middle name is Lee. I have a few friends that remember my mother yelling, "Sherry-lee" when I'd get in trouble - which was rare of course. cough. They now call me Sherry-lee but run it altogether to sound like Sherralee, and use a southern twang on purpose.

Now you know the story of Sherry vs Sherrie.

Actually, I figured you didn't have anything else to do while driving so you could read my thoughts. Entertaining, I'm sure. I'll bet you read my post to your dear husband. Then both of you sighed and said in unison, "that poor insane woman." sigh.

;o)

Haus Frau said...

oh...and one more thing. i've always always always hated my name. I prefer Lee...but spelled Leigh to be fancy and all. I once knew of a girl named Jane Summerfield. I thought that was about the most beautiful name in the world..until I actually met her. I didn't like the name anymore.

Signed,
Cordelia

His Girl said...

I think it's fab. that you love your hubby in this way....


godliness with contentment is great gain

Daughter of the King said...

Romance in my beloved's old pick up truck going to the dump or whatever he needs to go....romance..just being with him...doesn't matter where....romance a gift from God ...we have the best converstations while riding in a car or truck...and even stolen kisses in the carwash.....Happy Valentines Day...
Deby

Tracy said...

Dear Cordelia,

My whole family would LOVE to meet you in real life. You. Crack. Me. Up.!!!!!!

Heartathome said...

I think it's terrifically romantic! I hope you both enjoyed your day-Happy Valentine's Day!
Michelle

Rachel said...

Happy Valentine, Tracy. I hope you enjoyed your day with DH!!!!

randi---i have to say said...

You and Verne are just so cute together! I think your day sounds wonderful! Happy Valentine's Day to you all!

Verne said...

It was a wonderful day Tracy! Thanks so much for going with me. I Love you.

Jennifer said...

Sounds great to me, too :o)

Since Rich works nights, I'm learning more and more that we're on opposite shifts, so we see less and less of each other. I miss him each night (and day while he's sleeping!)

Glad to hear you had such a wonderful day!

Karen said...

That sounds like a lovely day, Tracy! I was blessed to be able to do my office work from home on Valentine's Day, giving me time to make us a nice lunch as well as our Valentine's Dinner meal. My husband's job only kept him away from mid-afternoon to early evening, so we were able to spend much of the day together, even though I was working on my computer for part of that time. And you're right, just being with him is romantic. We are both very blessed.