Handbags, Books...Whatever

Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mah jong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Celebrating v-day -- What is the most interesting gift you've been given? #MFRWorg #Rssos #Mondayblog

How did you celebrate V-day?


This year, I said to Handsome to not buy me anything. No chocolate as I have found myself eating way too much (am now on week four of not having eaten any). No flowers. No fancy meal. Instead, I wanted to walk as we always do on a Sunday with the Adora-poos and stop at the donut shop.

Have I said how much I love donuts?

I really do and especially the buttermilk cake ones. But unless I go buy them (which I don't because I'd eat mass quantities), I don't get them. Handsome will on occasion; however, he gets plain ol' glaze. Don't get me wrong--nothing wrong with glazed donuts. I just love buttermilk cake more.

As a single girl, even though I dated, I didn't get many Valentine's gifts. I'm thinking it is because those guys thought they felt a gift meant commitment.


I did get something unexpected once. In fact, so unforgettable, I wrote a story around it. The rain was drizzly. I exited my car and trotted toward my apartment, noting something white stuck in the door frame. That seemed odd. Once there, I found a note, in fact, a Dear John letter.

I was livid. How dare some moron write a girl a Dear John letter on Valentine's Day? And the more I thought, the angrier I became. If he did it to me, he'd do it to someone else. On behalf of all women in America, I was NOT going to let that happen.

I phoned him. Multiples times. He didn't answer which was probably smart on his part.

A girlfriend popped by and when I showed and told what happened, she stuck out her hand and said, "Give it to me. I need matches, too." I followed directions well and gave them to her.

She went to the fireplace and touched the flame to the paper. Then she sang, "Feelings."

I died laughing. "Nothing more than..."

Together, "Feelings."

So THANK YOU to the Valentine moron. You gave me laughs, a great story to remember, and write about.

Sometimes, the littlest Valentine from our honey is really what we want.

Share anything about Valentine's Day with me!


Cathy McElhaney said...

Valentines Day took on a whole new meaning for me 30 years ago. You see, my husband and I were so broke, I had to borrow 50 cents to buy him a cheap card. It just so happens that I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with our 1st child. I got and gave my very best Valentine present when our son was born just 20 minutes before midnight that Valentines Day! LOL! I don't see how that one can ever be topped!

Angela Adams said...

Cathy, that's a lovely story. Thanks for sharing with Vicki's readers!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Cathy! That is an awesome story. We were struggled too when we first married. We bought a house and interest rates were 14%!!! Thank you for sharing.

Liese said...

My Handsome was born the day after Valentine's Day! I'm afraid he was always shorted on presents with two days right in a row like that!


Melissa Keir said...

My hubby surprised me with flowers, a chocolate man and a candle. I made marinated steak for dinner and we watched some movies. It was a perfect day!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Liese! LOL. I always wondered about Christmas birthdays, wondered if they had lots of gifts! My understanding is no and many began celebrating half birthdays instead. Not a bad idea. Fortunately, I didn't have this situation. Hugs!

stanalei said...

LOL!! What a great story!!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Melissa! That is a very nice surprise. And a steak dinner sounds pretty yummy to me.

Hi, Stanalei! Well, at the time, I was pretty livid. LOLOL. Never ever heard nor saw Mr. Moron again. I'd like to and just give him one last nasty look.

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