And it IS mandatory. All married blogging males MUST at least refer to Valentines Day on their blog, else they will incur the wrath of the Wife. At least it's in the copy of the rules I got ...
We actually celebrated over the weekend, with a trip down to Charleston, WV to Town Center Mall and Bennigans. The Carribean Crab Cakes are quite good, by the way, and if you get a side of fries they make a rather filling meal. Spent the whole day together, just the three of us (can't have Valentines Day without my little Valentine, too!).
And yesterday was our anniversary. Yep, guys, I managed to combine the two holidays that every male forgets into (almost) one day. AND I get roses dirt cheap the day after Valentines Day, so what are you gonna do? Still not sure why we picked February to get married (other than the reason I just gave, which I remember telling her when we were discussing dates).
It snowed two days before we got married. I was flying to Lynchburg from Atlanta, and was meeting my sister in Charlotte. My flight was delayed because of bad weather, and the flight to Virginia was delayed too -- there was a blizzard. So we ended up staying in Charlotte overnight, and worrying everyone that we wouldn't make it the next day, either.
But we did. Got an early flight out, got to Virginia with no further problems, and got hitched on February 15, 1997. So Happy Valentines/Anniversary, Thanea -- even if I didn't get this done on time (what else is new, right?).