I, a maid at your window…

Okay, so I LOVE Valentines Day. I always have.   I think it’s something about how GENERAL the love is.  How vague.  Like, “Wow, the world is full of things to appreciate. Let’s remind each other about that, and say nice things, and OOH! CANDY!”

Last night I sat up and painted cards for the boys. Then, this morning, I (who never make a hot breakfast) crafted heart-shaped-chocolate-chip-pancakes. With whipped cream.

There were balloons…

I’ve always really wanted to do a Valentines Day picture book, but the idea has never come to me. However, I do have a retired manuscript, a book I’ve given up on, The Neglected Holiday Songbook.  In it, Valentine’s Day gets  a little ditty.  So I’m enclosing it below, in case you want something to sing this morning…


Valentines Day (February 14)

I will not give you candy,
Or roses, or my love.
But if you keep on kissing me,
I might give you a SHOVE!

I did not make a card for you,
All red and white and pink.
But if you try to hold my hand,
I might just make a STINK!

I don’t want you to be my dear.
I don’t like you that way.
I really only want you, please,
To quickly GO AWAY!


Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated by many peoplethroughout the world. In the English-speaking countries, it is the traditional day onwhich lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presentingflowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerousEarly Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic lovein the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtlylove flourished.

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