Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I should probably try to blog more often.  It appears I have lost a follower.


In case you live on another planet, you know that today is Valentine's Day, or, as I prefer to refer to it:  Singles Awareness Day (SAD).  You would have to be living on another planet or be an agoraphobic hermit without a television to NOT know, because the Peoplewholiketocreateunecessaryholidays have been hawking this day since, oh, I don't know, HALLOWEEN.

As you have probably already guessed, I hate this day.  It is just another painful reminder that I am (still) alone.  Please don't get all "Well, think of all the widows/military spouses/etc." there are out there.  I am wallowing in my self-pity and will stay here for a bit.  Thankyouverymuch.  I'm not looking for words of comfort much like I am not looking for any cards in my mailbox (ah-la Charlie Brown).

Not knowing how I felt, my kids were their usual selves today.  And I loved it (mostly).  We did have a Valentine's party (I'm not that bitter...yet.) but I wouldn't let them eat any of the candy they got.


Think before you hurl unnecessary mean comments about me being a Valentine Scrooge.

I did bake them brownies.  With little red, pink, and white candies in them.  And I brought them juice.

Aren't you glad you didn't say anything?

You're welcome.

I also gave them Valentines.  Mad Libs Valentines.  Hey, if they are going to get something rather frivolous I would like for it to at least have some educational purpose.

I also learned today that I still single because I am apparently doing it all wrong.  Here in its unedited version is the list of things I should do if I want a man (as told to me by the sweet child who asked for help with the wedgie last week.)  Please remember, these are HER words, not mine:

  1. Bake him lots of cupcakes and brownies.  You are good at that.
  2. Sweet talk him, but not too much.  Let him sweet talk you.
  3. Be yourself and show him who you really are.
  4. Don't buy him a lot of gifts.  He is supposed to buy you a lot of gifts.
  5. Make eye contact.
  6. Wear nice perfume.
  7. Wear decent clothes.
  8. Wear a decent amount of make-up.
  9. And for goodness sake...DON'T WEAR YOUR HAIR IN A PONYTAIL ON YOUR DATE.
I managed to keep a pretty straight face the whole time she was talking because, believe me when I tell you, she was quite serious.  She even went so far as to tell me she will be keeping her eye out for me for a good man because I am a good teacher so I deserve a good man.  Oh, and if he says anything bad to me or hurts my feelings, he will have to answer to her.

Lord, help that man.


So, anyway, Happy Valentine's/SAD, from my favorite Valentine and me:


  1. Valentine's Day is really no big deal to me (as a married lady), either.

    I got all that mushy stuff when he was trying to impress me 15 years ago. ;-) Go on with your bad self, Melicity!

    I loved the list from your student...though, I have to beg to differ on the ponytail. My husband loves when I wear my hair in a ponytail for some odd reason.

  2. I think it's because they usually only ever see me with my hair up. The RARE occasions that I have it down they totally freak out and tell me how gorgeous it is and how I should wear it like that all the time. Honestly, they are so good for my ego. ;)

  3. Happy Tuesday! I got the best present today! A clean pathology report! Which I need to blog about! I remember student dating advice. I have some dating advice for you too! Find a geek! They may spend way too much time in front of their computer, but they truly appreciate their women! If you are ever in the New Orleans area, I will set you up with one!

  4. Well BFF, I have said it all before so I will not bore you with more, but do know this, your BFF loves the heck out of ya and so does my kid...You TOTALLY rock Auntie Melicity!!!!
    I agree with the list, and yes, your hair is begeorgous down!
    And to respond to Lori Ann...I have been told that geeks are GREAT!!!! Though I would not know I am married to a southern red neck! Gotta love him he has put up with me for the past 20 years!