Happy Valentine's Day!
This will be our fifth (and final!) holiday that we celebrate on the boat. Although, one of us argues that it doesn't really count as a holiday. Good thing that one of us is a good sport about it anyway!
We caught the free bus to the beach the other day, and as we were walking along the boardwalk Riley said, "You know, since we're together all the time now, we don't really go on 'real' dates anymore. So, this is a date."And so we walked along, and down near the water, and we enjoyed the weather and the scenery and each other's company. And it was a date.
I think something special happens just in the small act of designating a moment as a "celebration." That's kind of how we have celebrated holidays on this boat in general. We haven't done anything outrageous to celebrate, but just knowing that it was a special moment made even the ordinary things seem a little more extraordinary.
And that's how we'll be celebrating Valentine's Day, too. There won't be an exchange of flowers or gifts, or even an elaborate dinner. In fact, we left Vero Beach bright and early this morning, so we'll be underway for most of the day. But, we have a movie rented and downloaded on iTunes for this evening, a nice bottle of wine that was gifted to Riley as a thank you for helping out a fellow cruiser, and one truffle each left over from a box of chocolates that we bought on Monday (talk about self control! Of course, I won't mention the fact that we ate the other seven truffles on that same Monday…). So we'll have a nice evening, and we'll be sweeter to each other today just because it's Valentine's Day, of course. Funny how that works.
Are you celebrating Valentine's Day? What kind of things do you do to make holidays, or really any old days, feel special?