Friday, February 12, 2010

Thoughts from the Heart

I have mixed feelings about Valentine's Day.  I feel so bombarded everywhere I look.  I think Valentine's Day puts a lot of pressure on people.

Those who know me well know I'm a big fan of sarcasm, so I love these candy hearts from Despair, Inc.

It sure seemed simpler when I was in grade school.  You bought cheap cards and handed them out, you got some in return, and that was that.  I was looking online for some elementary school type cards, like the ones when I was a kid, and found these.

See--nice, simple, generic type cards.  No copyrighted characters that add five bucks to a box, just cards.  I also came across some vintage cards.  This one had me scratching my head.  I have no idea what it means.  Nothing says love like a card with an onion on it.
Hearts are everywhere.  You can't avoid it, even if you try.

But, so is chocolate, and that's a good thing!

In spite of my sarcasm, I don't dislike hearts.  In fact, I was in a heart swap a couple of years ago, and I still love my basket of fabric hearts!  I get so happy when I look at them, and the basket is out year round, not just at Valentine's Day.  This one is the one I made.

Here is Gaye's.

Here is the whole set.

And there is good news.  The sun has been out the last couple of days, so the snow is melting.  That just melts my heart too.  That's the great thing about living smack in the middle of the north and the south.  Even though the weather is very unpredictable and can go either way when a "weather incident" rolls through, snow doesn't usually last very long.  It doesn't even bother me that we are supposed to get more snow in the next few days.  I can dig it (literally).


Bill said...

Where are my labels?

Pat said...

You crack me up.