Hello, my dear bloggings, I do hope you had a LOVEly Valentine’s Day weekend (see what I did there?). As for myself, I enjoyed a good dose of family time involving many laughs and a lot of food. Because laughing and eating is what my family does best.
My sweet friend Rachel W. over at Secret Scribblings has formed together a fun Valentine’s tag and passed it my way. Thank you, Rachel! I never can pass up a fun tag. And do go check out her blog. Her witty, hilarious posts constantly trigger an explosion of laughter from me. It’s always a good time over at her entertaining blog.
Now, I know Valentine’s Day is over, but we’re still living in the spirit of it, right? And we all know I’m fashionably late to parties. Yes. So here we go!
-Answer the questions
-Tag whoever you want
-Link back to the person who tagged you
Simple as that!
No, I’m quite single. But, though I dream of a Prince Charming, I’m perfectly content with where I am in life right now. I have a lot of growing spiritually to be had before I’m ready for anything like marriage. God has many beautiful plans for my life, I know that. He has me exactly where He wants me right now and that’s okay with me.
2. Do you consider Valentine's Day a Big Deal?
The actual holiday, no, not a bit. I have no real use for Valentine’s Day right now and just don’t think about it deeply. I don’t see anything wrong with it. Having a special day for couples to show their appreciation for one another is sweet, and that’s especially an important thing for married couples. But for me personally, it’s just another random holiday that comes and goes and that’s that.
But this time of year is rather exciting and busy because my family hosts a big Valentine’s party for the young children in our homeschool group. That’s definitely a highlight for Valentine’s Day. I really enjoy it.
Also, on Valentine’s Day 3 years ago my bestie’s husband asked her to marry him. So this holiday has had some special moments for me.
3. Do you like flowers? If yes, what kind? If no, why?
I think flowers are beautiful, and my favorites are absolutely roses. BUT if a guy were to buy me something I wouldn’t want it to be a thing that just wilts away after a few days. I mean, have you ever noticed how expensive flowers are? That’s a ridiculous amount of money for something you can pull out of the ground! No, I’d much, much rather something I can keep and cherish forever. Like. . .BOOKS. Basically, if you’re buying me something, buy me a book. That’s all I ever want. Ever.
4. What's your favorite kind of chocolate?
The kind that doesn’t exist.
I. . .um. . .don’t actually like chocolate. At all. I think it’s disgusting and even the smell makes me wrinkle my nose. I know, outrageous. What can I say? I’m a unique specimen. Again, buy me books. I’m not the flowers and chocolate sort of gal.
6. Date night! Would you prefer to go to a fancy restaurant or go somewhere more laid-back? Or order in?
Take me to Pizza Hut over a steakhouse any day! I’m really just not a fancy food person. I’d live off McDonalds if I was allowed to. Sure, there’s some places. Olive Garden is one of my favorite restaurants. But really, I get just as excited over fastfood as I would any fancy meal you could come up with. I’m honestly easy to please. McDonalds and books. Boom. Happy Christine!
7. Stuffed bears! They're cute, they're cuddly, they keep you safe from nighttime monsters. If your significant other got you one for Valentines, would you think it was ridiculous, funny, or cute? (the act, not the bear)
Uh, HELLO. It’s a stuffed bear! Of course I’d be happy! They’re happiness wrapped in stuffing. Who doesn’t love stuffed bears? I think that’d be adorable. Stuffed animals are amazing. I still sleep with a stuffed bunny. (I know I’m 22, don’t judge.)
8. Favorite romantic-type book?
Does The Horse and His Boy in the Narnia series count? I mean, come on, Shasta and Aravis.
Yeeeeah, I don’t ever read romance. I don’t like romance novels. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy romance as much as the next girl, but I don’t like a whole book’s plot merely centered on the romance. I want a big, epic, adventurous plot with a tinge of romance dotted here and there. I honestly can’t think of a single book I’ve read in the romance genre. . .
9. Favorite romantic movie?
Again, not a fan of the romance genre. But I have seen a few. Um. . . Does Fireproof count? I really love that movie. Oh! I know. The Disney animated classic Beauty and the Beast. Looove it! And, now that I think of it, my love for fairytales outweighs my distaste for romance novels, that goes for books or movies. So there you go. If it’s a fairytale, even a heavily romantic one, I’ll love it.
10. What's your love language (physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, gifts)? Here's a little quiz to help you determine that, if you don't already know!
Words of affirmation, absolutely. I’m a writer, I love words. Nothing uplifts me more than receiving sweet words from a loved one, or a stranger, or anyone.
Quality time would be my second one. I love spending time with people and getting to know them better. I’m a people person, it’s true. The other three love languages don’t do much for me. I do enjoy gifts, of course, but sometimes I feel awkward receiving them or guilty that someone went to the trouble to get me something.
I’m rather independent and tend to want to do things for myself, plus very picky and OCD about things, so acts of service tend to make me cringe because. . .I want to do it my way. I knooow, isn’t that just awful?
Physical touch, eh. I’m really not much of a touch-y person.
Annnnd that was probably way more information than you wanted. Whoopsy.
And there you have it! My take on Valentine’s and romance-type things.
Thank you again, Rachel! These questions you came up with were too fun.
As for nominations, since Valentine’s is behind us I’d feel a bit odd nominating a bunch of people. So instead I’m going to leave it to you. This tag was tons of fun so if you want to snag it, have at it. Please do! YOU, right there, who is aching to answer these questions. YOU’RE tagged. Have fun!
And while we’re still thinking of Valentine’s and all that love stuff, I want to remember Who are GREATEST love is. Jesus came down on this earth and SACRIFICED Himself for all of us, the greatest act of love to ever be. Whether you’re single, dating, or have been married for years, Valentine’s is a beautiful time to remember the eternal love given to us. God created us to be loved, by Him, always. Now that’s a better Valentine’s than McDonalds and books could ever be!
Happy (late) Valentine’s Day!!! ♥