Considering that Valentine’s Day is this week, we found it interesting to chat about different issues and excitement surrounding the dreaded (and expected) holiday.
It’s funny how a holiday can make you reflect on your life. As I started preparing for the “big day” early this week, my wife asked me if we were doing anything for it. I stopped to think and then ended up asking her if she wanted to at all. She acted like we could or we didn’t have to, and then asked me “Well, are we getting each other anything or not?” And I told her let’s just not.
She was happy to agree, but I definitely told her we could cook steaks or something nice for dinner, in which she enjoyed.
Our exchange was funny, really. We both didn’t care enough to treat Valentine’s Day as some huge holiday on par with birthdays or Christmas. I can see the appeal, don’t get me wrong. But she and I just spent a decent amount of money on each other for Christmas, so doing so again on Valentine’s seemed a bit overkill with our current budget. And hey, we’ll ultimately end up saving money on dinner too without sacrificing time together since we’ll cook ourselves something different.
I’m sometimes astounded at how much time has passed since we moved in. It honestly seems just like a few months ago that we were unpacking our cheap moving boxes last June, and yet here we are two thirds of a year into living among one another.
It comes as no surprise, however, with how busy we’ve been. But I have absolutely no doubt that our time in this apartment will come around sooner than we can imagine and that we’ll be looking for a house within what seems like mere months but has been more than a year from now.
It’s just a testament to a successful and happy relationship that time flies by unnoticed. We’re active, social, and love to travel, so it’s no surprise that everything has moved so quickly.
Ultimately, Valentine’s Day is something that all couples should acknowledge as a time to be appreciative of one another, no matter how that’s executed with your spouse. While I personally think spending more money on one another is excessive, I understand that that’s a way some couples may show each other they care for one another.