February 14, 2012

V-Day letter to myself

Dear Me,

Happy Valentine’s Day.

You are loved.  

By lots of people.  

Family, friends, even the mortgage company loves you for paying on time, your favorite stores love you for continuing to support in this rabid economy.  And Mark West Winery loves you for your continued patronage.  See, you are LOVED a thousand times over.

Even the parental units sent a V-day card this year reminding you one more time that being 35 and single is always good cause to continue receiving Hallmark cards with chimps dressed in tutus proclaiming their love for you.

And while you may not have anyone to snuggle up to and share a romantic toast with, you do have a fridge full of chilled chardonnay and a pantry stuffed with cheesy puffs and Double Stuffed Oreos.  Okay, let’s be serious, you don’t have that trash filled in your pantry, but you wish you did. 

Your family physician loves you enough to tell you to drop 15lbs and get the cholesterol in check so you’ve been hoarding baby carrots and hummus and avoiding the cheese and cracker love fest you usually indulge in.  But, I’m dead serious about the fridge filled with chardonnay, thank Gawd. 

Let’s not forget a DVR filled some of the juiciest of reality TV shows. I love that your life is real and you're not in those people's twisted lives of hot messes.  You're normal.  Loves it.

And the treadmill, while you hate it and want it out of your life, eventually you’ll learn to love it.  And right now, it loves your thick thighs and heavy bootie pounding on it.  

And while you may hate the mirror right now, one day you’ll look in it and see how much you are loved by the person starring back.

Happy Valentine’s Day.


 P.S.  These two fools love you the most-est.  And why wouldn't they?  You gave them their forever home.


  1. Fabulous letter. YOU ARE LOVED.

    Also, anyone who can eat baby carrots and *like* it is one powerful, determined woman. ;)

  2. I love this. Happy Valentine's day to you!

  3. Happy V-day, ABJ! Enjoy your chardonnay and furry loves. :)

  4. Thank you all for the sweet comments!

  5. We Love You So Much! Why do you think there are 12 bottles in a case? Now that's a red bouquet worth celebrating with! Hope there's a glass of pinot in your near future, Bridget! Cheers!

  6. @ Unknown - thanks for the vote of confidence. If you are family or a friend, I love you back. If I don't know you, I love you any way :)!

  7. My goodness, I love your beagles. They are so cute and I can't wait to have one of my own, whenever she comes along!

    All those things you said are very true. My very favorite Valentine's Days were spent with girlfriends, drinking pink cocktails and eating pizza and extra chocolate.

    And oh man do I hear you about the running (and the thick thighs). I'm procrastinating at work cause I'm trying to subconsciously avoid going home and putting on my running gear. Hahahaha.


  8. You are loved! Yes, yes yes.

  9. Absolutely love this! You are loved by lots of people--what more reason do you need to celebrate! Happy Valentine's Day!


  10. Great love letter...Happy Valentine's Day albeit a bit late :)

  11. This adorable and hilarious! ;) Awesome.