Joining Hallie’s always-fun link-up! 🙂
So. Ladies. *ahem* Friday, is, ya know, special. I know you know. Of course we know. The fellas know too. (Right, guys?)
In honor of this, one of my Very Favorite Days, we’re kickin’ it Valentine-style ’round here. Because I like being cliche sometimes to prove I’m not hipster.
Behold: Five Favorites concerning My Loves, For and About.
I really like him, actually, as a person. I like making sure to remember him on February 14th, even though if you look at the liturgical calendar it really says…St. Cyril & Methodius. Good thing saints don’t get jealous because, poor guys. Makes me giggle every year. But Valentine himself on a scale of cool to epic is way up on the epic side: a bishop of the early Church who presided at Catholic marriages in secret after they had been outlawed. Basically he’s a martyr in defense of the Sacrament of Matrimony. I do so love being Catholic.
Also known as my sweetheart. They do not come better than this, I gua-ruhn-tee. My very own Valentine. If you’re feeling in the mood for mush you can check this out. He is gentler than gentle, brilliant-er than brilliant (no really, he speaks at least five languages), patient-er than patient, and far more forgiving of my foibles than I remotely deserve. Also devastatingly handsome, obviously. Plus he does a wicked Jimmy Stewart impression.
These are my sister’s children and the cutest currently alive. I mean, I haven’t had kids yet, so…there’s maybe that. They are the best of day-brighteners and the most infectious of laugh-ers. They are also brilliant. Clearly. Since we are talking about love, they must unquestionably be on any list of favorites.
How could there NOT be chocolate on a Valentine list? Puh-leez. Now, I like chocolate so dark it almost makes your mouth hurt, so if I’m picking chocolate, this is happening: