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Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Chocolate And Puppies

Posted by terrepruitt on June 2, 2017

I bought this for my hubby for Valentine’s Day. Just a chocolate heart. It makes me laugh every time I see it. I CHEWS you! Ha, ha, ha, ha! Just cracks me up. It is also very fitting because my hubby loves puppies (who doesn’t, right?) AND I definitely CHOOSE (or chews) him! And, of course it is funny because puppies are always chewing on each other. There are just so many angles to its hilarity! At least I think so. I hope it at least made you smile.

Puppies, chocolate, and humor makes up this Friday Photo.

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Sweet Valentine’s Day Treat

Posted by terrepruitt on February 10, 2017

My hubby and I don’t normally go out ON Valentine’s Day, too crowded and too expensive (the restaurants that jack up prices or only serve prix fixe).  I can’t remember what we did last year.  It was a Sunday so perhaps we were out already and just decided to eat out.  I thought we had been out eating.  But I remember being out and coming home thinking I wish I had some chocolate.   Lo and behold I had a Valentine’s Day treat bag from a friend.  Or perhaps she came over and dropped it off?  I don’t remember exactly, but I do remember that John was asleep so I didn’t have to share! I do remember that I thought her giving me that was the best thing ever at the time.  It was so great and it “hit the spot” I took a picture of it.  That cookie was so good.  I did actually eat half of the cookie and half of the pretzel, leaving the other half for John.

Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I thought I would share this for my Friday Photo.

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I Love You

Posted by terrepruitt on February 14, 2015

English – I love you

Afrikaans – Ek het jou lief

Albanian – Te dua – Per Answers.com: “The literal meaning of “Te dua” is “I want you” since “Dua” is “Want”. The whole phrase (te dua) however, is used for (I love you). Sometimes you might find it as “Te dua shume” that means “I love you very much”

Arabic – Ana behibak (to male)

Arabic – Ana behibek (to female) – This language looks to have (from my quick search to verify this is the correct phrase) as if it has different “levels” of love. None of which I could read.

Armenian – Yes kez sirumem

Bulgarian – Obicham te

Cambodian – Soro lahn nhee ah

Cherokee – Tsi ge yu i

Cheyenne – Ne mohotatse

Chichewa – Ndimakukonda

Chinese: Cantonese – Ngo oiy ney a Mandarin – Wo ai ni

Comanche – U kamakutu nu

Corsican – Ti tengu caru (to male)

Cree – Kisakihitin

Creole – Mi aime jou

Croatian – Volim te

Czech – Miluji te

Danish – Jeg Elsker Dig

Dutch – Ik hou van jou

Elvish – Amin mela lle (from The Lord of The Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien)

Estonian – Ma armastan sind

Farsi – Doset daram

Filipino – Mahal kita

Finnish – Mina rakastan sinua

French – Je t’aime, Je t’adore

Gaelic – Ta gra agam ort

German – Ich liebe dich

Greek – S’agapo

Hawaiian – Aloha Au Ia`oe

Hebrew: To female – “ani ohev otach” (said by male) “ohevet Otach” (said by female)

To male – “ani ohev otcha” (said by male) “Ohevet ot’cha” (said by female)

Hindi – Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae

Hmong – Kuv hlub koj

Hungarian – Szeretlek

Icelandic – Eg elska tig

Indonesian – Saya cinta padamu

Italian – Ti amo

Japanese – Aishiteru or Anata ga daisuki

Klingon – qamuSHa’

Korean – Sarang Heyo or Nanun tangshinul sarang hamnida

Latin – Te amo

Lebanese – Bahibak

Lithuanian – Tave myliu

Mohawk – Kanbhik

Moroccan – Ana moajaba bik

Persian – Doo-set daaram

Pig Latin – Iay ovlay ouyay

Polish – Kocham Cie

Portuguese – Eu te amo

Romanian – Te iubesc

Russian – Ya tebya lyublyu

Sindhi – Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan

Sioux – Techihhila

Slovak – Lu`bim ta

Spanish – Te quiero / Te amo

Swahili – Ninapenda wewe

Swedish – Jag alskar dig

Swiss-German – Ich lieb Di

Tagalog – Mahal kita

Taiwanese – Wa ga ei li

Thai – Phom rak khun

Tunisian – Ha eh bak

Turkish – Seni Seviyorum

Ukrainian – Ya tebe kahayu

Vietnamese – To female – Anh ye^u em

Welsh – ‘Rwy’n dy garu di

Yiddish – Ikh hob dikh

This list originated from JourneyWoman.com. I did a quick “verification” of the phrases. It seems like there are a lot of ways to say I love you. There are a lot of ways to show it, too. Today I was lucky enough to share it with many of my loves. We enjoyed a relaxing day and a wonderful dinner. I hope you have people in your life you feel it for. I hope you have people in your life you say it to often. I hope many people say it to you often. Feel it, say it, show it, enjoy it. It is wonderful. You are lucky if you have it.

This weekend is my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Congratulations.

Anyone can be your Valentine. Did you have a nice day?

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My Hero, My Valentine

Posted by terrepruitt on February 13, 2014

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. So today in the San Jose Nia Class we danced to a playlist of songs with Love in them.  Our focus was Love.  Self-love.  Love with respect and non-judgment.  We just moved and had fun.  Also, since it is Valentine’s Day tomorrow I thought I would honor my valentine by sharing with you a story of his gallantry and bravery.  This happened a very long time ago.  Before Twitter and Facebook.  It is kind of nice to have stories to be able to tell, huh?  Now-a-days things are shared pretty-much instantly so it cuts down on the story telling.  This is one of my favorites.  If we have ever met in person, you probably have already heard this.  And I really thought that I had posted it, but I cannot find it.  If this happened now there would be pictures because it really could have gone in the The Guinness Book of World Records. My hubby is my hero, even before he was my hubby.  He saved me from the biggest spider I have never seen!

When my husband and I were dating I lived in a small apartment.  The kitchen was tiny.  It was a galley style kitchen, ya know, like a narrow hallway, but it was not a hallway, there was only one in and one out.  If someone was at the stove cooking, someone else could not be at the counter preparing unless both persons stood off center.  The fridge was super small.  The stove was a four burner, but all four burners practically touched each other.  Here is where I practiced deep squats because you could not bend over and look in the lower cupboards.  There was not enough room to fold OVER, you HAD to squat.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYo, Gentle YogaOne day . . . I don’t even know what I was looking for, I reached into one of the under the counter cupboards and I felt something odd.  Something hairy.  I drew my hand out with it in my hand.  Now here is where it gets kind of fuzzy.  I am not sure what I did with it.  But I do know, I stood up, I shut the cupboard and I thought that it was the biggest spider leg I had ever seen.  I decided to leave it for my boyfriend to take care of for me.  Now . . . as I mentioned . . . it was a very small kitchen.  From that cupboard in the corner to the end of the counter was probably two steps.  I can say that by the time I took the third step out of the kitchen I had forgotten about the fist sized spider in my cupboard.

Did I see it?  No.  How did I know it was fist sized?  Well, from the size of its leg . . . it was AT LEAST the size of my fist.  How did I live in my apartment knowing it was there?  Well, like I said, on my third step, I forgot about it.  I chalk that up to my survival skills because seriously, if I’d have thought of the fact that there was a HUGE spider in my cupboard, I would have not been able to live there.  My boyfriend was not coming over for a couple of days.  I HAD to forget about it and move on!

Now at the time I didn’t know my boyfriend was afraid of spiders.  I mean, really though, unless you LIKE spiders, there is going to be some wanting-to-avoid-them . . . especially if the leg is 3 inches long.  I believe it was a long time after (probably a hundred spiders later) when my husband admitted to being “icked out” by spiders.

I don’t remember if I asked him on the phone if he would help me or if he was there.  I kinda think I completely forgot until he was actually THERE.  I think we were talking and it dawned on me that there was a spider in my cupboard.  I do remember he put on a brave face.  Now remember, my kitchen was SMALL.  There was no way and no WHERE to run or move.  To get the spider he had to get down on all fours — or at least a squat — and put his head practically IN the cupboard.

Being the supportive girlfriend I was, I left the room.  (Don’t judge!  It was the biggest spider leg EVER!!!!!!!!)

Now again, I am not sure exactly what happened next.  If he reads this he might pipe in.  All I know is that he got down on the kitchen floor and attempted to rescue his absent damsel in distress.  I think he might have screamed.  Then it was followed by laughter.  Ok, I don’t remember except there eventually WAS laughter.  He was so brave and kind and gallant.  He rescued me from a petrified potato!  We were both very relieved.  And . . . he was the hero even though it was just a vegetable he saved me from.

He is still my hero.

(Happy Valentine’s Day, Love!)

What stories do you have to share? Any about your Valentine?  Any that make you laugh? 

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Goodie Jar – Check In #5

Posted by terrepruitt on March 1, 2013

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaI wanted to share one of the good things I put in my jar.  It actually happened last week so I could have included it in my Goodie Jar – Check In #4, but I was so excited about the wrapping paper idea I got carried away with that.  Anyway, last Thursday was Valentine’s Day and it was my second Nia class at the new time at one of the places I teach for the city of San Jose.  I did not have one person in my class.  Even though I don’t take it personally I still am usually a little sad when that happens, but this was a cause for a note in my goodie pitcher.

You might be wondering why I would think no one showing up for my class is a good thing, well, as I said it was Valentine’s Day and I was happy because no one being with ME meant that they ALL have SOMEONE to be with!  Whenever I think of that I cannot wipe the smile off my face!  HOW GREAT IS IT THAT ALL OF THEM HAVE SOMEONE TO LOVE??????  I am not even talking about romantic love.  I know some people like to be with their friends, their kids, their parents . . . . WHO is not the issue . . . . LOVE is the thing!  They were all too busy with a loved one to be with me.  I’m good with that.  I am better than good with that.  I LOVE that.

So that is one of the things in my goodie jar!  It is a GREAT thing that my students have someone to love!

Oh!  That is another good thing for MY jar . . . . I have someone to love . . . . how about you?  Are you adding things to your good things jar?

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Special Cooking On Special Occasions

Posted by terrepruitt on February 19, 2013

My husband claims he can only cook three meals.  The three things do not include him cooking meat and veggies on the grill.  The meals that he will cook are beef stroganoff, taco salad, and curry.  On special occasions I will request that he make dinner.  When I first met him I told him that I would not cook dinner every night.  And if I were still working a 40+ hour a week job OUTSIDE of the home, I probably would not.  But as my current 40+ hour a week job has me at home more often than not, I have been cooking almost every night.  But you know how I love leftovers so I do take advantage of that when I can.  For Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, and wedding anniversaries I usually request that he cook.  Most often I prefer that rather than going out.  The past couple of times that he has cooked I have asked for curry.  To me I only know curry the way he cooks it and serves it.  He buys beef and cooks it with curry seasonings.  He makes rice and we put the meat over that.  The best part is all the toppings.  And one of the reasons I like when HE makes it is I don’t have to chop up all the toppings.

For our curries we use raisins, peanuts, sunflower seeds, carrots, bell peppers, brocoli, mango chutney, cucumbers, onions, and coconut.  I don’t put peanuts or coconut on mine, but he puts it on his.  On the plate pictured I didn’t put onions, but on the next night’s plate I did. The meat was cooked with onions so you still might see some in the photo, but not the raw ones.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaThe rice and the meat are hot (temperature) while the vegetables are raw.  I love to add a ton of vegetables to my plate.  It is so interesting because every bite is different.  You never get the same thing.  I like the veggies chopped up really small so that I can get a bite with rice, meat, and a bunch of veggies in my mouth.  If the veggies are too big then you just end up with rice, meat, and ONE veggie and that makes it seem like a regular meal, not a curry dish.

I don’t know how other curry is served but that is how my husband does it.  Also, the poor guy . . . he LOVES hot stuff, especially curry, but — if you have read a couple of my posts about food, you know I cannot tolerate spicy heat at all.  So my hubby makes our curry meat totally mild.  There is NO HEAT AT ALL.  But the flavor is really good.  I feel bad that he does not get to experience the spicy heat.  Maybe we can make up a separate dish of HOT curry sauce and he can put that on his curries.

Another thing I love about curry is that there is usually enough for at least one more meal.  If you’ve read a couple of my posts about food, you know I love to have leftovers so I can alleviate at least one night of cooking a full meal.

I really like curry.  Maybe I should request it more often.  Not just on special occasions.  Then on a special occasion I can request of his other specialty meals.  🙂

Do you like curry?  Is this how you eat your curry with a lot of different toppings piled on it?  

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The Fourth Chakra

Posted by terrepruitt on February 17, 2011

The focuses of my Nia classes this week were connected to love.  Since is was Valentine’s Day this week.  Monday’s Nia class the focus was Love with the intent of allowing what was needed.  Whether it was to give love to the community, the world, or oneself or to receive love from the community, the world, or for oneself.  The playlist was LOVEly.  Wednesday the focus was peace.  With somewhat the same intent but with the addition of the peace inviting in calm.  The playlist was the same . . . love, kisses, and hearts.  Tomorrow’s class in Los Gatos the focus will be the fourth chakra, the heart chakra.

The routine I’ve put together allows for the many opportunities to move the upper back, chest and the ribs.  Our intent will be move the physical area where the heart chakra is located in order to open the heart chakra.  Opening this chakra invites feelings of joy.  Joy shares company with calm.  With joy and calmness as companions additional positive feelings, sensations, and states of being are experienced such as compassion, prosperity, and abundance.  This also allows for connections to peace and harmony.

Also with moving our heart chakra we are enhancing our circulation.  Concentration and focus is a powerful tool.  While we might move our upper back, chest, and ribs it will undoubtedly affect our circulation but with the additional focus on the fourth chakra we can bring extra attention to it.  Bringing whatever healing to our heart chakra that might be needed.  This will round out the week of love quite well, I believe.

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