Happy Valentine’s Day!

images[6]When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you either love it or you’re a hater.

Me? I’m all about romance. I’m a flannel-covered marshmallow. It’s true.

I figure if there’s a day on the calendar earmarked for love, why not take advantage of it?

Sometimes W gets annoyed. “I thought we weren’t going to exchange this year,” she says.

I can’t help myself.

All my life as a person obsessed with romance, I thought I wanted to be swept off my feet withย long-stem red roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, surprise picnics in the park, poems written just for me.

As it turns out, I like being the one that does the sweeping. Who knew.

“She should let you be the man,” a friend of ours said.

I know what you’re thinking. We’re lesbians. We’re both women.

But I enjoy acting like an old-timey gentleman, holding open doors, carrying the heavy packages, sending the flowers and buying the chocolate.

Like the bumper sticker says: Chivalry isn’t dead. She’s a butch.

I sent W Valentine’s Day flowers last week. I’m all about Bouqs these days. If you buy flowers for your girl, do yourself a favor and check them out.


Her favorite color is purple.

Today, she got breakfast in bed. And a little basket I made for her with candy, lottery tickets and bottles of cherry soda called Cheer Wine. Cheers!


Check out these cute pillowcases I found on Etsy.


We’ll have to trade our pillows back and forth. Even a butch can be a little spoon sometimes.

At the end of the day, maybe I’ll score a few extra kisses.

It’s good to be butch.

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

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What are your Valentine’s Day traditions?


19 responses to “Happy Valentine’s Day!

  1. Awwwe that’s so adorably sweet! I think W is one lucky gal! ^_^

  2. Awwww! I love this! It was our first Valentine’s day. It’s a little tricky with us living on the other side of the world but she surprised me and sent me flowers and her card arrived the same day in the mail! I’m such a lucky gal! ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t sent my gift yet but I will very soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m all about the handmade stuff. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the wifey!

  3. I like the way the tags read: ‘queer, red, romance’ above and, yes, W is extremely lucky to have you! Love to you both!

  4. That’s sweet. You’re such a softy!

  5. I love reading about all the romantic things you do for W. It’s like reading a romance novel. *sigh* She certainly is one lucky girl! The flowers are beautiful and I absolutely love the gift basket and pillow cases. My husband surprised me with a bouquet of plush classic Star Wars characters and a Doctor Who exploding Tardis infinity scarf. The perfect Valentine for this geeky girl. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you both!

    • You can’t go wrong with Star Wars and Doctor Who. I see somebody was shopping at ThinkGeek. It’s not all chocolate and roses over here all the time, but we do ok. Well, better than ok.

  6. Your tag says ‘Lesbian-2’ and *of course* I’m wanting to know the story there. But no hurry – I’ll create scenarios in my head while I wait for The Explanation. (I said that in my most serious/curious radio announcer voice.) (You can too. Try it – it has a Very Important ring to it. :D)


    I think your gift choices are awesome! The bouquet is beautiful, and the spoon pillows are especially sweet. Would you mind sharing the etsy link?

    I spent the day meandering through bookstores with my spouse, picking up all manner of entertaining reads, and for lunch we ate at our favorite Thai restaurant. It was relaxing and very much “Us.”

    Happy Valentine’s Day! โค

    • I hate to disappoint (that’s why I rarely do). But that ‘Lesbian-2’ thing must be a typo or some kind of formatting error. But don’t let that stop you for dreaming up scenarios.

      You can find the pillow cases by going to etsy and searching for the shop at “prettylittlecustoms1.” Cute, huh?

      A lazy day browsing for books and having lunch at a favorite spot sounds like a great way to celebrate.

  7. itsmyhusbandandme

    I’m generally a hater but this year I bought crรจme eggs and we ate them for breakfast. There is something very romantic about eating chocolate in bed!

  8. We’re ‘ignorers’ … plenty of other times to share the love, but not this one. ๐Ÿ™‚ … and every day is Butch Chivalry Day!

  9. I love being the little spoon sometimes too!

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