Peaches Prattlings











For most people, it’s Valentine’s Day, the day of love, in all sorts of ways. So, to you, who celebrate, I say Happy Valentine’s Day! Wait, let me say it in a few different ways!

  • Traditional Chinese: 情人節快樂 Qíngrén jié kuàilè
  • Russian: С днем ​​Святого Валентина S dnem ​​Svyatogo Valentina
  • Scottish Gaelic: Latha Valentine sona dhut
  • Samoan: Manuia le Aso o Valentine
  • Kazah: Әулие Валентин күні құтты болсын Äwlïe Valentïn küni quttı bolsın [nod Miss A!],
  • Hebrew: יום אהבה שמח
  • Greek: Καλή Ημέρα του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου Kalí Iméra tou Agíou Valentínou
  • Welsh: Dydd San Ffolant Hapus
  • Vietnamese: Chúc mừng ngày lễ tình nhân ❤ ️ 🌹 🌷
  • French: Joyeuse saint Valentin
  • Hawai’ian: Hauʻoli lā aloha

Don’t get too excited, Google Translate is my friend! HA HA It truly saved me in several countries we have visited! Ok, so Valentine’s day, if you celebrate it, enjoy it!

For one of my best friends, JCT, and her husband, it’s their wedding anniversary! What a beautiful testament to love. Happy anniversary to you my seester friend, I hope today today is just as par-fect as you two! [They are a golfing family, har har har]

For two very special people in my life it’s Gotcha Day! This is the day that Miss A’s adoption by SDL became official in 2011! O M G! We often have chats, trying to remember what life was like before she came into our lives! Don’t remember!

For me, it’s a day to tell the people you love that you are thinking about them and you love them. If I didn’t reach out to you directly, please know that I am thinking about you and I la la la love you! I am spoiled by mty dad, he sent me flowers and…I got the most amazing hand painted cards, one of them…I even thought about turning into a tattoo! O MG! I am such a daddy’s girl, thank you!

One great memory, I can’t go without sharing with you…I told you a few weeks ago that this was the 6th anniversary of my first date with PSM. What you didn’t know, or maybe you did, six years ago, this weekend was our third date and he took me skiing! We actually skied on Saturday, 2/14/15, pretty cool, right?! When we first started emailing, he came up with six ideas for a first date, what guy does that!? and skiing was one of them. On our second date, I mentioned it, and he said…”since you mentioned it…” ha ha ha. So…Friday, 2/13/15, I received a dozen roses, a little while before he picked me up, with Molly, his [and my soon-to-be] dog, and we drove to the ski house he owned with his brother in New Hampshire. That was our first road trip, of sorts, and we discovered how much we had in common, especially with random music selections, come on, how often do the Animaniacs come up when talking about music! And…as you might say, the rest is history.

Whatever February 14th means to you, maybe you tried to kill yourself doing a power yoga class, ha ha, or should I say, hint hint, I hope it was the best Sunday, or Valentine’s Day, or Anniversary, or Gotcha Day, or whatever…I wish you love and happiness. Wait, I do that every day, why is it so special today? Just is!



I love my husband. Yeah, that pretty much says it all. But I’ll tell you more! PSM is a great guy, and a fun guy, and funny, and a romantic, and sometimes both, which is what he was yesterday.

I was on the phone with JCT yesterday and PSM walked in the door with sunflowers, a funny card, and a smoothie from Smoothie King. Sunflowers are my absolute favorite flowers, they make me smile just looking at them, how can you not?! When we got married, I carried a bouquet of three sunflowers and every so often, he brings me a bunch of sunflowers, which makes me smile, isn’t that the point.

There was a card, it was a conversation we’ve had more than once and I have a feeling that we’re not the only ones. What do you want to do for dinner? Where do you want to eat? What do you want to eat? [the video is a bit long, but funny and I have a feeling more than one of you will be able to relate!

Inside the card was a true statement ‘As long as I’m with you, I’m where I want to be.’ Might be sappy, but it’s true and something we say to each other all the time. He wrote a few sweet sentiments, but the best was ‘Happy pre…pre…pre…[and a few more pre’s] Valentine’s Day! That made me laugh out loud!

There was a smoothie, my favorite: Peanut Power Plus, which includes bananas, strawberries, peanut butter, dates, protein blend, turbinado, and I get it made with almond milk, instead of regular milk.’ It was perfect! Sweet and thick, oh my, they got it right! I love my smoothies on the thick side, sometimes I can get anything through the straw, works for me!

I had it all…flowers, a card, a smoothie, funny sentiments, what more could a girl want?! I told you, a true romantic, and a funny one to boot, how lucky am I?! Very I tell ya, very!



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