Valentine’s Day Decorating

Where has the time gone?!?

It seems like the more I want to get done, the less I do. I can't believe I didn't even talk about my Christmas decorating! I just reread my previous entry, and, yes, I got my evergreens scattered around our house. I also enjoyed putting the tree up, since it is virtually a walk down memory lane when I get the ornaments out.

I still can't believe it's going to be Valentine's Day so soon! I have got several of my Valentine's Day decorations out, but not that many. I was called away to a family crises two weeks ago, so I am a little behind on getting my home situated.

Our weather has been beautiful. And, because of this, I need to get more of my decorations put out. I know that doesn't make much sense to most people, but if you live in a part of the country where it is almost always warm, the seasonal decorations are what reminds you that it is "that time of year" again.

Because my father was in the Air Force, I lived in many different places. Connecticut, Nebraska, Iowa, and Spain had the four distinct seasons I still yearn for. But, here in Texas, we just don't experience the four seasons. So I depend on the different holidays to remind me of what we "should" be experiencing.

As I type this entry, I am looking at a few Lefton Valentine's Day figurines that I have put on my computer desk. I am so happy that my grandmother had these figurines in her Iowa home. They bring to mind the type of weather we should be experiencing during this February holiday.