Holy schnikies, it’s almost Valentine’s Day! And my dad’s birthday! Happy birthday, dad!

Do you do anything out of the ordinary on Valentine’s Day?

We do something silly every year. My husband and I have been married for 18 years. I realize we’re not old pharts yet, but we do tend to get a little tired of the same-old, same-old every Valentine’s Day. We go all-out for birthdays, Christmas and our anniversary. But Valentine’s Day, not so much. We actually treat it like opposite day.

You see, my husband has a quick, dry wit. He likes to use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to give me the cheesiest Infomercial-inspired gag gift possible. Through the years, he has given me a Snuggie (with a free reading light), Pajama Jeans, roses from the gas station, an As Seen on TV-featured “Ahh Bra” and the Time/Life Country Love Songs collection, which I still keep (and play) in my car…to everyone’s dismay.

I can’t wait to see what he’s getting me this year. I’m secretly hoping for a pair of these. Oh yes, they are As Seen on TV’s super-spectacular Slimming Sauna Shorts: http://www.asseenontv.com/slimming-sauna-shorts/detail.php?p=370074&v=fitness

In the meantime, I invite you to read my Valentine’s Day Love Letter that I wrote to…well, myself.. in honor of The Revelation Project’s Valentine’s Day Love Letter challenge. This is a first for me, so please be kind. Please click on the pictures (above or below) to read it.  Or here: http://www.therevelationproject.me/2014/02/05/love-letters-to-myself-for-valentines-day-jackie-julie/(Yes, I’m talking about you, Gramma Hennessey!) And take the challenge yourself by writing a love letter to yourself this Valentine’s Day. Here is a glimpse of my love letter to myself below: