Happy Valentine’s Day! #CoffeeTalk

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you think it’s a silly holiday or not, there’s no denying its presence. Every store I enter is bedazzled in red and pink, and Valentine’s-themed candy and flowers are everywhere I go. Even the nail salon had a chocolate scent wafting through the corridors earlier this week when I went to get my nails done.

We don’t go all out for Valentine’s Day, but when I got home from Bible Study yesterday morning, there was a bouquet of roses and my favorite chocolate waiting for me on the kitchen counter. I must be getting old and jaded because I didn’t even bother to get a picture, although I did post a quick one to Snapchat.

Last night, my husband and I went out to dinner, and I didn’t get a picture then either! I know, I’m pitiful. I did get a picture of MY outfit, however! At least I have priorities.

In fact, speaking of pictures, when I was looking at my Instagram stream this morning, trying to find a few pictures to add to this post, I realized that other than my daily outfits, I only have this one snow picture from Tuesday night.


I blame the weather. It’s so cold, I am just trying to survive. I’m not taking much joy in the day to day happenings at the moment. It’s not that I’m in a funk, necessarily. I just feel like I’m sort of hibernating, just waiting for spring to arrive to start living again.

It is just sooooooo coooooold.

Even right now, I’m sitting here shivering in my office, my fingers like ice, trying to tap out a few final words before I go upstairs and get ready for church. I guess I need to invest in some fingerless gloves.

At least the sun is shining. That’s about the only positive thing I can think of to say. Well, that, and everyone in my household is healthy, present, and accounted for. For that I am grateful.

Today is the last official day of my capsule wardrobe. I’ll be posting a recap tomorrow and sharing my final thoughts. Not much will change, though. It is still dead of winter, so I’ll be wearing my capsule for a while longer.

I’m excited about our 27 Days of Spring Fashion, starting in March, but I’m also worried that it will be depressing to put spring outfits together for a photo shoot and then set them aside and put bulky winter clothes back on to wear all day. I’m hoping we luck out and get a mild spring this year, but this is Pennsylvania, and sometimes it is chilly until May.

I swear, I sat down at the computer this morning and promised myself I wouldn’t ramble on about the weather, and here I am!

Granted, if this is all I have to worry about today, I guess I’m in pretty good shape.

My younger daughter keeps asking what we’re going for Valentine’s Day. I told her she passed out Valentines to her classmates at school on Thursday, so she’s done with her Valentine’s Day festivities. She didn’t seem quite satisfied by that, so maybe we’ll bake cookies or something this afternoon. I used to have heart-shaped cookie cutters. I wonder what happened to those. Some years I make a fancy dinner for the family and set the table with china and silver. I need to get back into that habit. It was fun, and it’s nice to incorporate the kids.

Is anyone watching the last season of Downton Abbey? We still have last week’s show on our DVR, so I’m looking forward to a double feature tonight.

Anyway, I better get on with it, or I’ll make us all late for church. Have a beautiful day!