Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How Do I Love Thee?

AAIIEEE! I have to save you from some possible Valentine's Day disasters.

If you see these, don't even touch them:

They look cute, right? GLAACK! They are marshmallow (according to the wrapper) but plain ol' Kraft marshmallows are WAY better. These are kind of hard and tasteless. If, however, you need something for a craft project, these might be just the thing!

I was so excited to find these!! And so disappointed to taste them.

If you really like cherry, you may really like these. But they are too cherry for me - I much prefer the regular 3 Musketeers. And look at how scary that pink is! Yeow!

But all is not lost (not by a LONG shot!). Solid winners:

If you haven't tried the dark chocolate peanut M & M's - they are terrific!

And you can't go wrong with a classic:

And these are just delicious:

Dark chocolate with almonds, heart shaped AND with romantic messages inside - the best of the lot. They could get a little more festive with the outside wrapper, but that is a very minor point.

The advice in these is mixed - good advice - "The best things in life are chocolate." Not so good advice - "Trust with your heart, not your head."

I would change that to "Trust, but verify."

Others I might include -

"Actions speak louder than words."

"Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me."

"Love of chocolate is never unrequited."

"Don't put yourself last, everyone else will too."

Years ago I discovered the best way to have a great Valentine's Day. Buy yourself what you really want - flowers, chocolate, jewelry - whatever it is. If you don't get what you want from someone else, you'll still be happy. If you do get what you want - that's fantastic - a bonus! Valentine's Day shouldn't be about expectations. Expectations can lead to disappointment and ruin what would otherwise be a fun day.

Remember the last post? Hoping you get a good Valentine's Day gift is useless. Buying yourself a good Valentine's Day gift will make Cupid proud (and you happy).


Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy , cute indeed.That's a great way to express love through such gifts.Thank you for sharing.Wish all the people around the globe a Happy Valentine's day ahead.

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Carl Weaver said...

And NOT TELLING SOMEONE WHAT YOU WANT AND THEN GETTING UPSET WHEN YOU DON'T GET IT is no good either. Sorry to yell. I am having flashbacks to past loves who were disappointed and let me know what they wanted after they didn't get it.

Heidi said...

Enjoyed this one, and THANKS for the HEADS UP on the yucky stuff. Good to know, because I would've purchased all of that.

But now I am really hungry for a Dove treat. You are the devil.

And by the way, awesome points about treating YOURSELF with no expectations of others. That was the best of all!

Denise Ryan said...

Carl - you are so right!! Valentine's Day is a minefield!! (Aren't you glad you're married?)

Denise Ryan said...

Heidi - hee, hee - I AM the Devil - those Dove hearts are AWESOME! But you, dear friend, got me hooked on Nutella!

KiddoKare1 said...

Well, then I'm definitely buying myself flowers for Valentine's Day because every year I hope my husband will (and yes, Carl, I've asked him too) and every year, I'm disappointed.

Man, I thought those 3 Musketeers things looked good. Did you try the cherry cordial Kisses at Christmas? I can't remember if I read any reviews of those here or not. Sorry. :(

Denise Ryan said...

KiddoKare - I can't believe Tom doesn't get you flowers!! But I do think you deserve some! (Maybe he'll pay closer attention when he see how much you enjoy them. And try the 3 Musketeers - if you like cherry, I think you'll like them.

I actually have some of those Kisses, but haven't reviewed them yet. Thyanks for the reminder - I'll try to do that soon.

And thanks so much for reading!!!