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My Valentine!!!!

My husband, Jeff, is a writer and copy editor for a rural small-town newspaper. He saw this gem, headed for publish in his newspaper, and sent it to my office, via email.

I have to tell ya, it made my day, my week, brightened my end of January and certainly covered February…..


From Dear Abby for tomorrow’s paper

“A life without love is no life at all.”

“You will know you have found love when you meet someone
who makes you feel strong instead of dependent,
who appreciates you for the person you are and isn’t threatened by your successes,
who supports you when you’re down, takes pride in your accomplishments,
and will hug you even after a difficult day.”

You fill the bill in all categories, Sweetheart. I love you!!!


….My response to Jeff’s email….

BEST Valentine EVER…. well, except for my ENGAGEMENT RING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! šŸ˜‰

You do the very same for me, my dear Jeffry.
You even like me when I am grumpy and out of sorts for no apparent reason.
You lift me up in times of difficulty and trouble.
You support me when my road is rough.
You comfort me and hold me, telling me all will be okay when I am sad and in despair.
You laugh with me as we share in our own silliness.
You rejoice with me in triumph.
You celebrate our life together.

You constantly remind me, my family and friends and all who know one or both of us…

that I made the right choice…..
that we made the right choice…..

You, are my person…. my one and only person.
I love you.

Forever and a Day!!!!

I know Mom is happy about this love.


A Valentine….

to Oregon…. in honor of 153 years of statehood and what a beautiful state she is.

to Mom…. for her love of Oregon and instilling that love in me… for taking her children on trips in Oregon.

to Dad…. for being born and raised in Oregon…. for stories of life in his home state.

to Jeff, my husband…. for also being born and raised in Oregon…. for his love of a never-ending Oregon adventure and wanting to share all those with me.

to myself…. for being born in Oregon and choosing to live in Oregon…. for my love of the beauty that is Oregon…. my home state.

I Love You All

Sweet hearts for my Sweetheart

This treat was something new. Something easy and fun!

No doubt something Mom might have tried to make for her Valentines.

I had envisioned baking ‘something’ using puff pastry. Not having worked with puff pastry before, I knew I should purchase a package of puff pastry, not try making it myself. I had thought of baking some puff pasty with cinnamon and sugar.

I felt I needed some directions, instructions…. a recipe. So, off to ‘Google’ I went. I found a recipe for palmiers. While palmiers are special, these were even more so. These were laced with red decorating sugar and when baked, resembled hearts. Perfect.

Perfect treat for my Valentine, my husband.

I had fun making the palmiers. I watched them puff up in the oven as if I were a little girl…. as if Mom was the baker.

After baking for 15 minutes – what seemed a long time to ‘the little girl’ – I was finally able to remove them from the oven. Yet, the wait was not over. They needed to cool for 10 minutes.

Ahhhhh, we finally got to try the Valentines. Such a wonderful flaky treat with a light crisp.

Truly, some sweet hearts for my Sweetheart.

Valentine Palmiers
Recipe for Valentine Palmiers