Wow! I didn't realize until now that it's been over two weeks since I wrote in here. All I can say is that it's been an incredibly busy two weeks and that's why I haven't written here. Perhaps I'll write some sort of follow up to my week long Idaho visit (the reason I haven't written for so long), but for now I have other things I'd like to write.
I started this tradition with my nieces and nephews some years ago where I make them a message with conversation hearts, attach it to a small box of chocolates and send it to them. My purpose is twofold: I want them to receive something in the mail and to give them something special for Valentine's Day. My parents used to give us conversation heart messages, and I always loved them, so I figured the kids would too.
So you'd think if I was taking a week long trip throughout Idaho and Utah where I got to see all my siblings (no small feat, mind you!) that I could save myself some shipping and take said hearts with me.
Unfortunately I was short on time and, I must confess, cash before I went so I didn't get the chance to get the hearts ready. The night before I left for Idaho I took a long look at the chocolates in Target and decided perhaps this year I was going to forgo making the Valentine hearts.
Until several of the said children asked me about the Valentine's hearts and told me how much they enjoy them, wondering when they were going to get them. . .
So that's why at 9 p.m. I'm making a mad dash to the store to purchase some boxes of chocolates to make special Valentines hearts.
* Sigh * I'm such a sucker!