Celebrating Saint Valentine Blog Hop

Celebrating St. Valentine Giveaway Hop


Share a Valentine’s Day moment!


This Giveaway Hop was organized by Reading Romances!

I’m going to tell you a little story about our first Valentine’s Day together.

You see, we were actually supposed to be spending it apart. We both traveled for our jobs, and I was supposed to out of town that week. I think upstate New York. Galen was in the office. We were pretty bummed. Well, I was pretty bummed. Guys don’t make as big a deal about these things.

We had tickets to see The Producers with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. This was the pre-Broadway run in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace. I don’t know how I scored tickets. Just lucky, I guess.

Sort of lucky.

During intermission, I left our seats. We were on the mezzanine. Coming back, I tripped and sprained my ankle. Pretty badly.

Make that really badly.

But this was the pre-Broadway run of The Producers. It was sold-out. If we’d left, there were NO LATER TICKETS. Except in New York.

By the time the show was over. I had a teensy little problem. I couldn’t walk. My ankle was ย totally wrecked. And we were on the mezzanine. Those were great seats. And totally inaccessible.

Eventually, the paramedics showed up, after the theatre had emptied. They had to…insert embarrassment here…take me down in a fireman’s carry. It is not as much fun as it sounds having four people carry you because you were too stubborn to leave the theatre.

But the show was fantastic!

And my trip to Upstate New York got cancelled. I really couldn’t walk without a cast for several days. But there was a downside.

We lived in a third floor walk-up. Galen had to fetch and carry for me for a week. So we got to be together after all for our first Valentine’s Day!

That’s my Valentine’s story. What’s yours?

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44 thoughts on “Celebrating Saint Valentine Blog Hop

  1. thanks for the fun giveaway! Ummm… I don’t really have a favorite VD moment. Gotta fix that but I’ve always been more practical and don’t see the need to spend the money.

  2. In grade school a boy had his teacher give my teacher a handmade Valentine to hand me. I’ve never forgotten that valentine ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I remember the time at school when we shared Valentine’s day cards with some sweet words among friends ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. My favorite two Valentine’s memories were getting the results of my amnio with my first child and finding out I was pregnant with my second child – both happened on Valentine’s Day.


  5. My second date with my husband was on valentine’s day and I knew it was meant to be even then

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  6. Well, at least you got a story out of it ๐Ÿ˜›
    I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s, so I don’t have any prominent memories/stories to speak of.
    aircdrewood at gmail dot com

  7. Spending time with husband without the kids is an awesome way to spend Valentine’s evening.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  8. My favorite will have to be this one coming, my ex and I recently got back together after being divorced for a few years. Never expected it to happen to that makes this year really special even if we don’t do anything.

  9. Getting a stuffed animal and candy from my parents when I was younger.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite Valentine’s memory is my first Valentine’s Day with my husband at a fancy restaurant in our hometown.

  11. Happy Saint Valentine’s Day!! Hope your day is filled romance and much love!
    Thanks for the giveaway! I have to say that I get a gift every year from my father and it’s adorable.
    mestith (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. My favorite moment is my first date with my now husband on Valentine’s Day. Gotta love a guy willing to go on a first date on that day.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  13. My favorite memory is a couple of friends and I got together a V-day gift for a friend who was really down in the dumps about being single. She was surprised, happy, and bemused.


  14. I don’t have one but I loved it when we used to hand out candy and cards at school as children. The memories. Happy Valentine’s Day! And Thank you so much~


  15. Your story has me giggling although it really isn’t that funny. ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay my first Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend I was expecting something really romantic. Instead I received three half dead roses (bought at Dollar Tree LOL) and a card talking about how dander is in the air (a play on love I assume?) Needless to say, I was not pleased and no longer even want him to get me presents on the holidays! Maybe that was his plan all along?

    Happy Valentine’s Day,

  16. I’ve been married to the same wonderful man for over 22 years. All my Valentines Days are special. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  17. No stories nearly as exciting as yours. One year, my now hubby bought me floor tickets to a Billy Joel concert for Valentine’s Day. I’m rather young, but grew up on Billy Joel and was super excited. We were two of the youngest around at the concert, but had a blast!

  18. My boyfriend preparing me a dinner. Nothing fancy, just the two of us, but it was still extremely romantic.

    anasmith1919 at gmail dot com

  19. i had the best vday gift this year – i gave myself a day off from work! thanks for the giveaway.
    pepperpenn42 at gmail dot com

  20. That would definitely make for a memorable Valentine’s Day.
    At least you got to see the show, Marlene. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thank you for sharing.
    My most memorable/favorite was 3 years ago when I brought my baby, who was born on the 13th, home from the hospital. My hubby certainly can’t top that one! Lol.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  21. My favorite Valentines memory is when my dad brought my home two dozen roses and a huge box of chocolate! She was so surprised! It was a good childhood memory!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. My 5 year old waking on the 14th finding her valentine and being so excited she ran into her sister’s room to show her.

  23. wow what a story! I love how things that seem bad turn around and it turns out to be great. This is a great story! Thanks for sharing it with us. As for me I donโ€™t have any great stories of any V-Day. My ex-husband has never taken me out and bought me no gifts but a card here and there. Thatโ€™s why you see โ€œexโ€. lol j/k Thank you for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!


  24. This year was pretty memorable, My hubby and I went and saw 2 movies, came home watched some more movies and ordered pizza. That’s my kind of Valentines. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Valentine’s Day has not been kind to me. I have to go back to elementary school when I spent a lot of time creating special Valentine’s for my class!

  26. This year for Valentine’s my husband is overseas and instead of sending me flowers, he sent me my favorite dinner – a prime rib dinner with sides and cheesecake (via Omaha Steaks), such a great surprise!

  27. I don’t really have a favorite. I just love getting flowers and being surprised at what kind and what colors they are.

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