not the STD; the holiday. not that its even a real holiday. i have issues with super commercialized holidays that dont celebrate anything inparticular. thanksgiving i get. christmas and easter i totally get. halloween...eh, its fun to dress the kids up. i guess maybe if you're related to one of the many st valentines in some way and would like to celebrate their lives and deaths with candy and gifts to you significant other, then rock on. i just dont get it, personally.
i honestly dont remember ever doing anything major with allen for v-day. its so soon after all the anniversary and christmas hooplah (and now with the kids' birthdays sandwiched in there as well), we just need a break. plus allen is truly the hardest person on the planet to buy for, so the less often i have to come up with a gift, the better.
we're not very good about going on dates 'just because', so if nothing else we make it a point to go on a nicer than usual date every year around valentines day, not necessarily on the day which is another topic on and of itself. i was raised by a mother who's very much an 'on the day' person and it was passed on to me. i've had to get over that a little bit being married to a pastor. its not like we can cancel church to go to dinner for my birthday...or valentines day...or his birthday (which happens to fall during mission trip this year, which only further proves my point).
anyway, so this year our big v-day plans are to [drumroll please] grab a sandwich and go buy new bath towels!!!! super sexy, huh? i'm really looking forward to it believe it or not. it'll be fun. shopping is always fun, even if it is bath towels, which we desperately need by the way. ours stink. literally. they smell old and moldy no matter how many times i wash them. they're the same ones we've had since we were married 7 & 1/2 years ago. i would think towels would last longer than that, but ours haven't held up well. so new towels it is...and maybe some bath mats so everything matches. :)
so what are your big valentines day plans?