WARNING this post is a complete emotional downer! After almost 19 years of marriage I have come to a conclusion that Valentine’s Day BITES! Every year I think it’s going to be a wonderful experience I can place in my romantic memory bank, yet the special day set aside for lovers NEVER meets my expectations and I can’t wait to forget what did or did not happen. All it winds up to be is a HUGE let down. However, this year really takes the cake!
I should confess that I’m a romantic fanatic at heart. I love long walks in the rain, sultry love letters, spontaneous picnics under a beautiful weeping willow tree…you get the picture. No man could live up to my idyllic notions and I don’t expect my hubby too. Nevertheless, I do wish he would occasionally do something out of the box and surprise me with a meaningful remembrance. SIGH… Damn, I would even be happy with a toaster! At least the bread would be getting hot!
I figured this was the year to change my lousy Valentine’s Day luck. Mainly due to my hubby after 7 long years of working the night shift at his job was able to recently land a day position within the company. It would change our whole family structure back to what I would like to think of as normal living and we could stop being vampires (up all night). Not to mention, he is getting older and the constant 5 day a week night hours are taking a toll on his health and body. The day shift was a blessing in the works and after years of empty promises from his supervisor about him getting a well deserved promotion the move to days was a nice band-aid to cover the cut of lies. The best part was he was told he was starting the new position back on Feb 7, and then it was changed to today Feb 14th. This meant I would actually have my husband home at night with me on Valentine’s Day and I didn’t have to spend it alone. To me that was worth more than any roses, diamonds, or any other gift he could have ever given me. To bad my dream of having him home was once again flushed down the commode by his manager. Now he wouldn’t be beginning the day shift until the first of March or so he has been told. Apparently, they couldn’t afford to have him leave quite yet, because the night shift was down a few men and needed him to stick around longer until someone else could be hired. Our plans of dinner, a romantic evening together, and Valentine’s Day bliss ruined by miss management! Yes…I’m slightly bitter!
Well, I sucked up the idea of spending Valentine’s Day manless again for the 7th year and planned on making the best of the evening. I figured I could watch a romantic movie by myself and make the best of it. WRONG AGAIN! I decided to check my email and this is when Feb 14th, 2011 will go down as the worst Valentine’s Day for me. Some devil idiot hacked my paypal account and drained me dry by charging $250 at iTunes. How could it be? Who would do such a wicked thing and especially on Valentine’s day? My ENTIRE evening was spent on the phone trying to get my money back! ROBBED ON VALENTINE’S DAY! UGH!
OH it gets even better! I also had two individuals try and hack my website too. I guess I must have made cupid mad and he was hitting me with some hatred arrows! Can you believe it?
So I site here manless, penniless, and giftless on Valentine’s Day. I won’t say …could it get any worse, because I’m afraid what might happen next!
How was your Valentine’s Day?