Five on Friday: Feeling Loved

I so enjoy joining in with the Five on Friday hosted by Amy from Love Made My Home.  I’m putting this post together on Wednesday (my day off this week) since I work the next two days.  I’ll just link up before work on Friday.

So for my five this week, I thought I’d share my Valentine’s Day with you.  First, a confession.  The two days prior to Valentine’s Day, I was quite grouchy and acting very unlovable.  Sunday, I was just in a terrible mood.  Monday happened to be the anniversary (10 years if my math is correct) of my mother’s death.  Not things that help one get in a mood to be feel romantic.

Upon waking on Tuesday, I realized part of the reason for my sour mood was the precursor to the nasty cold I’m now fighting.  By now I should realize when I get so grouchy, illness is on the horizon.  However, I did not feel bad enough to back out of work where I’d been asked to help out with the Valentine’s Day party.

Nothing like a little preschool love to improve your outlook and give you positive happy feelings which is where my five start.

ONE: Preschool Valentines

Some of the preschool kids had extra Valentines they handed to us.  Sweet kids.

A younger student also gave me a picture she colored.

And one little girl brought in little Valentine’s day boxes specifically for all the teachers.   Since I’m not there all the time:  I had to check and make sure this was actually intended for me as sometimes the kids get confused.  After making sure all the other teachers had one of their own, this was indeed for me.

Inside the box contained a small paper airplane with the child’s name (hidden in my photo for the sake of privacy), Dove chocolates, and Starbucks coffees. A great Valentine!

Two:  Flowers From My Husband

I really didn’t expect anything for Valentine’s Day this year as I had been so grouchy and fed up the past two days.  It’s not a huge deal in our house either.  So I was quite shocked to return from picking up my oldest from school to find these on the kitchen table.  This daisy really caught my eye…so pretty! 

Three: Sweet Valentine’s Day Cards

I didn’t get cards for my husband or boys this year.  Since the first card I looked at cost seven bucks, I opted to skip the cards this year!

Still, can’t say I didn’t absolutely love my cards.

Four: Favorite Candy

My all-time favorite candy, better than chocolate especially since I know they had to put effort into finding it.

I gave the boys their favorite candies as well, the same kinds for all 3 of them.  Plus they each got their favorite kind of popcorn!

Five:  A Favorite Valentine’s Day Dinner

Can’t beat greasy, good pizza!

I’m glad we didn’t have grand Valentine’s Day dinner plans as by dinner time I was feeling quite under the weather.  Most of my evening was spent literally under the covers watching television in bed.  My oldest had pep band and my husband was kind enough to do the running around for that as well as pick up the pizza.

Now, I’m going to go back to my bed (or maybe the couch) instead of dealing with the mess on kitchen table (and elsewhere): 

There’s something special about unexpected Valentine’s Day love, I think.  How was your Valentine’s Day?

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28 thoughts on “Five on Friday: Feeling Loved

  1. Snap

    Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for sharing your Valentine’s Day. Fun to see the work of children and pizza was a great idea!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. Definitely a Valentine’s Day worth remembering. I have a special file for the little things the preschool kids give me, always makes me smile.

    1. Jean Post author

      It was a very nice day. I’m still enjoying my flowers. I think they may last this entire weekend and beyond. Thanks, I’m feeling quite a bit better tonight.

  2. Maggie

    You see they love you even when your grouchy and full of a cold, true love indeed!
    Love your sweet treat from everyone and the flowers from hubby.
    bon weekend

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, it was nice to know they’d take care of me even when I felt undeserving. I’m still enjoying my flowers (and sweet treats, bonus of being sick…couldn’t make myself sick by eating them all in one setting-ha!). Happy Weekend to you as well!

  3. Sharon K

    Hope you feel better soon! Lovely Five on Friday for Valentine’s Day. I admit we didn’t do anything special. I used to love getting the things from my kids when they were little – made my day lol.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I am feeling much better tonight. I think the pizza is about as special as we get. I can’t remember the last time (if ever) we went “out on the town” for the big day which is fine with me. It’s always fun to get things from the little kids because everything is such a BIG deal to them.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. The weather outside is strangely unusual and beautiful for February and I get a couple extra days of sleeping in next week so I think it will be an easier week.

    1. Jean Post author

      I did get quite a few treats for Valentine’s Day this year! They even gave us more candy at work today (as a thank you). I was quite spoiled, have to admit I kind of liked it.

    1. Jean Post author

      I think that being grouchy without quite knowing why is the worst although it’s no fun to be sick either, huh? My flowers are still going strong today 🙂

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I think low key is the best way to do Valentine’s Day. Hope you are enjoying your weekend as well.

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, things are so much better when they come unexpectedly and from the heart. I am feeling much better, thank you.

  4. Gattina

    What a nice celebration ! We don’t celebrate St. Valentines, because it simply didn’t exist. Since a couple of years it starts in Belgium too.

    1. Jean Post author

      I didn’t realize that. I suppose I should have been paying better attention when the main teacher was reading the book about the history of Valentine’s Day on Tuesday.

    1. Jean Post author

      I’ve certainly had Valentine’s Days that were awful but I felt great. I think this is the way I prefer. Well, a great Valentine’s Day & feeling great would be ideal. I am feeling much better today, thank you.

  5. Judy@CranberryMorning

    Well that sounds like a pretty spectacular Valentine’s Day to me! And the kids bringing Dove chocolates and Starbucks? A double header! I’m sorry you’re battling a cold and hope it leaves you soon! It was a fun Valentine’s post. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks, feeling much better this morning. Can’t really go wrong with Dove chocolates and Starbucks, I think.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I’m actually feeling much better, learned last year not to push too hard when I get sick or it makes things worse.

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