Let’s fill 2019 with Romance…
- January – Toast your romance all month long with champagne and candlelight dinners.
- February – Make Valentine’s Day last all month by leaving little love notes around for each other.
- March – In March, we all become Irish so fill the month with kisses!
- April – It’s Spring and love is in the air! Be sure to take long walks hand-in-hand.
- May – Since April showers bring May flowers, fill this month with different flowers.
- June – The most popular month for weddings so why not renew your wedding vows? Or if you haven’t taken the plunge yet – maybe it’s time 🙂
- July – Everyone loves to get mail. I’m talking about the old-fashioned snail mail so every couple of days drop a nice card or note in the mail for your romantic partner.
- August – Picnics and day trips can be very romantic.
- September – Take a bunch of selfies together, print them out and create a romantic photo album.
- October – Cool evenings can be warmed up with candles and romantic bubble baths.
- November – The cold of this month encourages being couch potatoes while watching romantic movies.
- December – The snow of this month begs for fireplace snuggles.
These are just ideas for your year of romance, what would you add or change?
“The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes – or just by staring into space.”
Since my wedding anniversary was this month, I’ve been thinking about marriage and just what it takes to go the distance. My husband and I married 31 years ago on a hot, sunny July morning with all our family and friends around us.
We have had our fair share of joys and sorrows through those 31 years, just like everyone else but we’ve endured and are in a pretty good spot in our lives. It seems nowadays that people jump into relationships too quickly and give up too easily when things get difficult.
Here are some things I’ve learned over the years:
- You have to let go of your pet peeves. When you let little things such as folding towels a certain way or leaving cupboard doors open blow into full-fledged fights, you spend too much valuable time arguing. Remember, life is short and you never know what may happen tomorrow.
- You have to be truthful with each other. I’m not talking about the white lies you tell to save someone from being embarrassed about their clothes or speech. I’m talking about if you ran into your old boyfriend/girlfriend and had lunch, you should mention it to your mate. Better that it comes out casually than if it is found out later and it looks like you tried to keep it a secret.
- You have to be considerate of each other’s feelings. Although you may feel it’s silly to be afraid of the dark, your mate does not and if you want them to be considerate of your fear of spiders then you better leave that nightlight on 🙂
- You have to learn to forgive. Everyone makes mistakes and if you truly love someone you will be willing to give them another chance. Don’t worry, the more you do it, the easier it becomes. But neither mate should take advantage of this action or it will snowball into a larger problem.
So, let’s hear it for those who haven’t given up! Romance and marriage take work but are sooooo worth the effort.
How long have you been married?
I think about romance all year-long, but Spring is definitely a season for love. If you live in the north, like me, you crave and anticipate Spring for its warmth and ‘waking up’ of trees and flowers. Things are almost like new again and it puts a ‘spring’ in your step 🙂
There are all kinds of great romantic things to do on a Spring date, such as:
- Walk hand-in-hand through a garden, smelling the new flowers
- Ride a bicycle built for two, through a park
- Eat a romantic dinner at an outside cafe, enjoying the sunset
- Take a long drive in the evening
Have you been romantic all winter and am now planning a wedding?
Feng Shui, the Chinese art of balance, can help you make your wedding lucky with these tips:
- Lots of natural light to shine light into your future together (use sunlight, windows or lights)
- No clocks*
- Use lucky colors (red, purple/violet, black & white, orange, etc.)
*to find out why clocks are unlucky and read about additional tips, click Let Feng Shui Make Your Wedding Lucky
If you are someone who likes the unique, there are many non-traditional wedding venues to choose from:
- Fire station with trucks, sirens and flashing lights
- State parks with waterfalls, woods and wildlife
- A 100-year-old barn with a horse-drawn carriage
*to read more, click 6 Non-Traditional Places to Have a Romantic Wedding
What’s your favorite Springtime romantic activity?
I wish you all a happy and love-filled Spring!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
Not sure what to do today? Check out my list of 26 Things to Do On Valentine’s Day:
- Go for a walk holding hands.
- Go for a bike ride together.
- Share an ice cream sundae.
- Take silly photos of each other.
- Give each other a back massage.
- Take a bubble bath together.
- Make dinner together.
- Snuggle up to a scary movie.
- Do a puzzle together.
- Watch a Jason Bourne movie marathon together.
- Put fresh, new red silk sheets on your bed.
- Go to a shelter and adopt a pet.
- Volunteer at a soup kitchen together.
- Visit a nursing home, giving all female residents a flower and the males candy.
- Take a walk on the beach.
- Ride a roller-coaster together.
- Throw a party.
- Play strip poker together.
- Dance together, even if there is no music.
- Soak in a pool filled with coffee. Click Tea Verses Coffee to read about it.
- Take a nap together.
- Sip some wine together.
- Take a leisurely drive together.
- Share a pizza together.
- Clean out the garage… well, it’s a thought. And it may need it 🙂
Gee,did you notice the reoccurring theme of ‘togetherness’ in this list? As long as you spend the day together, it can be a great Valentine’s Day.
Can you add to my 26 things? Tell me in a comment.