I usually loathe Valentine's Day. In fact, I used to be the Scrooge of Valentine's Day. In my opinion, it's sole purpose was to drive up the sales for greeting card companys and florists. "Cards are useless and so are flowers, you just throw them both in the trash in the end. You should show your significant other that you love them everyday, not just one day a year. Bah humbug!"
However, now that I'm in loooove, things have changed. I've got my rose colored glasses on, and I think Valentine's Day is awesome! I guess it doesn't hurt that I got lots of goodies from my main squeeze that I definitely won't be throwing in the trash. And that's my cue to show off said goodies...
He did good, huh? Too good. I told him I wanted one thing from Tree and Kimble, and he got me 5 things. Plus, there was another pair of earrings that Lisa, the owner, threw in for free to show her appreciation. I couldn't find a picture of those online, so I'll have to show them off when I wear them. Let's just say they are big, lacy, purple, and I love 'em. However, I think I'm good on Tree and Kimble jewelry for awhile. My baby went a little crazy, but I ain't complaining. He loves me! He really loves me!
I would like to say I had a nice, relaxing Valentine's Day, but nothing could be further from the truth. Things were touch and go all day with the house we are trying to buy, and the anticipation and uncertainty were killing me. At the end of the day, everything worked out. If all goes well over the next 2 months, we will be proud owners of a cute little cottage in the country! We are so excited! The kids will be getting their own rooms, so they are beyond happy about that. Of course, they don't understand why we can't move in right away. Ah, to be a kid, and not know about all the rules in the adult world.
This whole house thing has been a bit of a whirlwind, but strangely enough, I have a calm and peace about it. I know this is going to sound so cliche', but it seems meant to be. The house is everything we both wanted, the location is ideal, and the price is right. The loan we ended up getting is exactly what we needed. It's a USDA rural development loan with 100% financing and a low, fixed interest rate. The seller has agreed to pay closing cost, so we should be able to just move in and start making payments that are only slightly higher than what we pay right now in rent for a 2 bedroom apartment. It really couldn't have worked out any better, and now I can always tell the story of how, on our very first Valentine's Day, my sweetheart bought me a house.