Friday, February 11, 2011

Cupid's Checklist

Saint Valentine's Day is the celebration of love and affection, with the traditional expression of love by  presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending cards. It was first established in 500 AD, however I quite like this "modern" cliché Valentine's Day poem from the collection of English nursery rhymes Gammer Gurton's Garland (1784)...maybe you've heard it:

The rose is red, the violet's blue
The honey's sweet, and so are you
Thou are my love and I am thine
I drew thee to my Valentine
The lot was cast and then I drew
And Fortune said it shou'd be you

Here's my Cupid's Checklist for Valentine's Day:
 Bake Black Forest Cupcakes
 Get Valentines for my son's party at school.
Finish the Be My Valentine scrapbook page I started.
□ Bake Sugardoodle Cookies.
□ Buy myself a Valentine's gift - Black Heels to Tractor Wheels.
Have a glass of wine with my husband, tell him I love him. xo


  1. Good luck on your list! Especially the last two ;)
    Dannyelle @

  2. Alision, that is one wonderful check list..I love the last one and hope you found time in your busy day to do so...
    Happy Valentines Day!
    Your Sincerely,

  3. Great list! I love the "buy myself a Valentine gift". I do that too, and wrap it and tell my husband it's from him. Months later, he may ask where I got something, and I remind him that it was a gift from him! Thank you for linking to the Valentine's party. laurie

  4. thanks for joining the party!! good luck on completing your list!

  5. Love that poem! And your list is so great! I popped over and read your write up on that book and I am going to have to kindle it too. Thanks for sharing this fun post to The Valentines Party!!