Valentine’s Day – Recap

Tonight I tried prosecco for the first time.

Laughed. Hard.

We had take out. What we each wanted. Pizza. Shawarma and tabouleh. Cupcakes. Prosecco. Vodka and sprite. On the dinner table. We never eat there.

Laughed. Harder.

Had a cupcake roll down my back into my hair while I attempted downward facing dog doing yoga after 3 flutes of prosecco sans vΓͺtements.

You could as well say it was my birthday with the amount of shit we talked.

It wasn’t about romance. It was about enjoying the company of my best friend. Who is also my lover. But more importantly my husband.

Oh what a fun night.

The romance is there. 12 years together, 3 years married. Screw taking one night to be overly sensual and “romantic”. At least I know it’s not forced.

I’m loved. I love. I’m in love. I’m appreciated. I appreciate. I give. I receive.

I love myself, therefore I can love another unconditionally.

Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone and isn’t taken seriously by everyone. Love those who love you whether or not it is a romantic relationship. Know that you are loved and share the love.

I had fun tonight.

Taken from Real Simple
Taken from Real Simple


Valentine’s Day Prep

This is just for fun but if I’ve given you ideas, well… you’re welcome! πŸ™‚

My husband and I aren’t a couple that celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the hoopla that surrounds it. Most I’d do is cook something he really likes or something I don’t do often. This year we may just hit Applebee’s – nothing special.

Today, when I was driving to pick him up, I had an idea while I was playing my playlist. I thought of songs to play that were a mix of sappy and what everyone thinks Valentine’s day is about – getting some. The thing about this list is, I could hear my husband and myself laughing uncontrollably while these songs play, because we’re not the type to take things like this seriously.

Got the meal and your outfit ready? Know where you’re going? Here is a playlist for Valentine’s Day. To play in the car for the drive or, as I’ve labeled them, according to the order of events for the night.

Start the night out simple:


Just before you bring out dessert:


After dessert πŸ˜‰ :


Throwing in a classic most suited for this day πŸ˜› :


Because I love this song I’ll throw it in here too:


Whatever you do, make sure you don’t leave him feeling like this unless he deserves it:


Missing your love on Valentine’s Day? Send them this song πŸ™‚ :


And if you’re not from the Caribbean and want a little more excitement and something different (after dessert):


Finally, always keep it classy. NOT! πŸ˜›



I don’t think anything can calm me as much as writing does. Be it a blog post, poem or even a post-it reminder – I love to see my thoughts on paper. With that said, feel free to share your thoughts on this poem I just wrote (which is why it is yet to be titled hence the title of this post) and the pic below which was taken from a suite in a lovely hotel called The Crane in the south of Barbados.

You know that feeling deep down inside,
A numbing pain you cannot hide.
A hurt so great you cannot think,
Speechless and unmoved with every blink.
The love is thick.
The love is pure.
The love remains even when sore.
The love heals while it mends,
It’s the only cure on which one can depend.
The love hurts sometimes right to the core,
The love forgives and comes back for more.
Say what you will it won’t count
The love endures for those who have no doubts.
Let go of the pain and let love in,
Share, but the love is more about giving.
It is for those who have no boundaries,
Or set limitations on it’s varying degrees.
It is blind and leads with faith
It waits for all to find the way.