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Reading about all my friends' Valentine's day memories has made me nostalgic. So now it's my turn! :)

I remember last V-day. It was very good. But I don't remember the ones before that at all. I wonder if Mike treated me right. Ha, I doubt it. :P

For some reason, when I think of Valentine's Day, I think of elementary school (just like azucena! hehe). I think it was 3rd grade. My classmates and I wove heart-shaped baskets out of pink and purple paper to hang on the sides of our desks. Mom and Haley and I ran to Fred Meyer the night before to buy little bags of Conversation Hearts to pass out, and glued them to heart-shaped paper with puff-paint words. I always got a few cartoony Valentines you get in the box (Barbie, Looney Toons, dinosaurs...) that weren't signed. My classmate Sterling's mom and younger sister came to class to do V-day crafts with us. Haley and I dug up the book "Things to Make and Do for Valentine's Day" and read it, but never did any of the crafts and games in it. Mom gave us the best valentines every year - for some reason, the one I remember most was a shallow wire basket in the shape of a heart, and a tiny bear pin that she made for each of us. My senior year, I got books for my senior project! I miss Mom. :)

Last year, Cory brought me roses and candy and a Starbucks bear, and surprised me at work. I think I was red the entire afternoon. Tomorrow will be much more tame - I told him not to get me anything, but I know he'll do it anyway. Which means that I'd better get my butt in gear and get him something. The trip to the beach is pretty much out, as there's a chance of rain and I don't want to go all the way out there and not be able to have a bonfire in the sand. Instead, we'll choose a crock-pot recipe and I'll throw everything in in the morning so we can have a leisurely dinner at home. I almost want to use our Edgefield gift certificate, but I'm sure I'll appreciate it more on our wedding night.

I have 22 minutes left before I get to go home! Yay!

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thegrrrl
Feb. 13th, 2003 04:03 pm (UTC)
Lol! The beach?? What the heck? It was -37 degrees outside today!!!

:( <-- This is me pouting!
rivulet
Feb. 13th, 2003 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Well, I never said it'd be warm at the beach! You've obviously never been to the Oregon coast. :) The first time I felt warm seawater was when I was 18 and in Australia. I don't think I knew it could be warmer than 40 degrees until then!
solteronita
Feb. 13th, 2003 06:32 pm (UTC)
We called Sterling "Starling" because his little sister called him that when she told him she lost her ear muffs. Until high school. Then we called him "Templeton", because someone decided he looked like the rat from Charlotte's Web. I was friends with him from second grade through senior year. Then he disappeared. Oh, and he lived next door to Amy Zee, so when I went to her house to play we'd go to his house.
rivulet
Feb. 13th, 2003 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Yay for Sterling! All I remember was that he was short and his sister was blonde and I was proud of myself 'cause she liked doing crafts with me. I don't remember ever seeing him after like sixth grade, if that.

Your memory is better than mine.
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