I am curious about how much everyone spends on their significant others on V-Day, so I created a poll so we can see if most people are spending more on V-Day than Christmas or if they are not buying gifts at all…
Valentine's day comes two weeks after Dirk's birthday and one day after mine! I like to prepare an extra special dinner for us and then a week or so later we take a short vacation. By February, we need a winter break.
As for flowers, I'm too cheap to pay holiday prices. Last year, on the day after Vday, we bought two dozen beautiful roses for ten dollars....90% off the price on Vday! For a savings of $90, I'll wait! (Savings go into cruise fun fund!)
Happy January 5th, everyone
Year before last it was a minor trinket with a card.
Last year it was a cruise with the Carnival roses. (the cruise worked better)
This year with the 19 degree temps the Southern Caribbean is looking very good for Valentines Day.
There are two days we never celebrate on the day.. Valentines Day and Mothers Day.. There are specially priced menus and mobs of people.. What Parrot Pop and I do is go out the night before. Parrot Pop is romantic and does send me a beautiful bouquet of flowers though for Valentines Day (a well known 0nline remind him of all our occasions..lol)..it is also the day we became engaged...55 years ago this year. What do I buy him...he doesn't need anything.. he has me......
Valentines Day is also our wedding anniversary. I joke and say we picked that date because they start advertising it right after Christmas so the hubby will have plenty of reminders! We usually go for a nice dinner somewhere This year we are celebrating a few weeks early (Jan. 24 -31) with a cruise on the Carnival Legend. So I guess this year we spent a little more. This will be the 4th cruise we have done either just before or actually on Valentines Day. This year will be our 40th so we decided to go for it and I am so looking forward to getting out of this cold & snow.
We argue and argue until he sees it MY way, well, that is what he says On our next cruise on the Equinox we will celebrate our 55th anniversary.. Fern, it isn't easy, but we are making it. there are times we would like to kill each other, but we have so much in common and we just forge on.. Remember, it's not to late to have a happy childhood...
We argue and argue until he sees it MY way, well, that is what he says On our next cruise on the Equinox we will celebrate our 55th anniversary.. Fern, it isn't easy, but we are making it. there are times we would like to kill each other, but we have so much in common and we just forge on.. Remember, it's not to late to have a happy childhood...and his favorite saying at 79 is... "growing up is not mandatory"...
Song of America Dec '90
Starship Majestic May '89
Sovereign X 5
Majesty Jul '01
Enchantment X 4
Regal Empress Dec '02
Mariner May '07 April '08
Grandeur Feb '08
Inspiration Oct '08
Radiance of the Seas Oct '10
We're now looking at 29 years in March. I'd love to redo childhood !
We don't argue much anymore-usually one of us gives up before things get too bad! I always think, "Is this really worth arguing about??" Unless it's "life and death", I say NO to myself and we go on...
"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."
Carnival Inspiration 2002 Carnival Elation 2004
Grand Princess 2004 NCL Sun 2005
Sun Princess 2006 NCL Dream 2007
Caribbean Princess 2007 NCL Dawn 2008
Island Princess 2008 Island Princess 2009
Golden Princess 2009 Carnival Conquest 2010
Grand Princess 2010 Island Princess 2011
Grand Princess 2011 Carnival Magic 2012
Carnival Dream 2012 Island Princess 2013
Carnival Magic 2013 Carnival Legend 2014