Valentine’s Day Arrived Early at My House!

Valentine’s Day is always a conundrum for my dear spouse.


I don’t want roses.
It is outrageous the way that florists jack up the prices.
(If you’re a florist…sorry…I know you’re trying to make money like everyone else.)
Roses don’t last very long for me.

It makes me sad when they begin to wilt.
So I usually hang them in the garage to dry before they have an opportunity to nod their little heads.
I have way too many bunches of dried roses.
So, please no roses.

I don’t want jewelry.
We do not share the same taste in jewelry.

Nuff said.

I do not want a giant heart shaped box of candy.
This time of the year, I am fighting my lack of will power to lose weight.
I always lose the fight and eat the entire box.
But the real reason I don’t want the box is that I have difficulty throwing these heart boxes away.

I use them to store things I should probably throw out…recipes, quotes, momentos.
I have too many heart boxes.
So, please no giant heart shaped boxes of candy.

Normally, I can sense that he’s having difficulty.
I always tell him to just get me a card.
He’s heard too many comedians telling him that I don’t mean that.
So, I usually get flowers…a pot of tulips…I love them!

Or a a big box of candy…not heart shaped…yummm!
He’s so predictable!


But not this year.
This year he is clearly excited about my gift
Yesterday morning he had to run a few errands.
He told me that I might get a delivery while he was gone.
(Clearly a hint for my lazy self to get out of my p.j.’s and get dressed.)
Then he added that it would not be flowers!
He grinned!
Hmmm…

Very peculiar.

A box arrived late yesterday afternoon.

(We got snow. The delivery was late. People in the south can’t drive in snow.)
Note the message in the top right corner.
I’m intrigued.
I seriously thought about following the instructions but John was here and since he sent it to me I thought it might be rude…

I had never heard of Shari’s Berries so I am thinking they’re giant strawberries…

and they are…

but they’re giant strawberries covered with incredible chocolate and other lovely things…

They are technically NOT candy.
They did NOT come in a HEART shaped box.
They will NOT wilt and nod little heads making me sad.
Perfect!
There are a full dozen of them.
They ARE perishable
They suggest consuming within 48 hours.
Really?
Yes…
Oh my! A little bit of heaven on earth…

Diet. What diet?

Everyone knows strawberries are good for you!
I love you, John!
You did good!
I will share.
Happy Valentine’s Day!

6 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Arrived Early at My House!

  1. These look amazing! What a thoughtful gift. Hubby remembered that I am not into the whole red roses thing either. So he got me lilies, coffee and chocolate. I hope you had a wonderful Valetnines Day!! God bless 🙂

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  2. Oh yes.. I love those..what a great hubby. If I'm going to get flowers..make them plants for my yard. A rose bush, hydrangea..all is good.

    Enjoy those berries. I had some for Valentine's Day too
    they've been a tradition..since our wedding on 2/13/1993 YUMMY

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