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Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Valentine’s Day Success!

Posted by terrepruitt on February 21, 2022

The Irvine Nursing & Rehabilitation in Kentucky did a follow up post on Facebook about the overwhelming response they received to their request for Valentines. Oh my. It was so sweet. They had THOUSANDS of Valentines sent.  (My original post: Sending Valentine’s Day Cards)

I am thinking you may have to have Facebook to see the video.

The residents were so touched. It was a very successful campaign.  Super sweet, don’t you think?

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Sending Valentine’s Day Cards

Posted by terrepruitt on February 7, 2022

Hopefully it is not too late to do this. I have written the cards and plan to send them tomorrow. I am hoping they get thousands of cards. How fun would that be? I just saw this via a friend on Facebook last night. I thought I would share in case you wanted to send some Valentine’s Day love.

(Summary of Facebook screenshot: Irvine Nursing & Rehabilitation in Kentucky has made it known that some of their clients would be open to receiving Valentine’s Day cards and they have pictures those that want to participate.)

What do you think?

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Conversation Hearts

Posted by terrepruitt on February 14, 2020

This water color is from the Camden Community Center where I teach stretch on Thursdays. It is in a cabinet behind glass so there is the reflection of the lobby in the picture. But . . . I still thought it was sweet and a perfect share to a Friday Photo that happens to be Valentine’s Day!


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Meant To Be Together

Posted by terrepruitt on February 13, 2019

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFit, City of San Jose Exercise Classes, Cambrian Yoga & Cardio Dance, CYCDI heard a funny story the other day as I was leaving the community center where I teach yoga. My friend had asked me if I had any plans for Valentine’s Day.  I replied that I have a yoga class that evening so we wouldn’t be going out and asked her about her plans, she explained that it was her wedding anniversary a couple of days ago which reminded her of a funny story. She had went to the store to buy her husband an anniversary card. A couple of days later she went to look for the card, but did not find it in her usual “card hiding spot”. While she was doing something else she happened to look up and see the card on the bookshelf. So she took it off the shelf and signed it. Later that day she was out and her husband texted her and asked her if she had taken the card that was on the bookshelf and she said yes. She had actually forgotten that when she was at the store she didn’t end up buying the card she had picked out. But the card her husband had purchased for her was the same card. So she had thought she had bought it and put in on the bookshelf – although that was not her usually hiding place.  She ended up giving him the card he bought her!

I thought that was so funny for so many reasons. I know that I have looked at cards and thought I had purchased them only to find out I hadn’t. I sometimes buy cards and misplace them. I know that multiple times my husband and I have purchased the same card and given it to each other twice. In some cases the sentiment was the same but the card maker had added a different picture. I am not sure if we have purchased the same card for each other, but I think we might have. But I know we have not used one another purchased cards. HA! So funny.

Do you have any funny card giving or receiving stories?

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Treat Yourself

Posted by terrepruitt on February 14, 2018

So today is Valentine’s Day. According to Wiki it is a religious day. It was a feast day to honor saints, martyrs named Valentine. Then, of course, like everything else, it was commercialized. Now it seems as if it is about flowers, diamonds, and candy. Some people like to go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day, those that are tenacious enough to brave the crowds and pay exorbitant fees for a prix fixe meal. Some people feel that Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate romantic love. Well, romantic love and love make you feel good. So it is a day about feeling good. If you have the tendency to get sad on Valentine’s Day because you don’t have a romantic love at this time or your love is not able to be with you, then do something that makes you feel good. Show yourself some love. It could be that you are good at doing that all year long so you would really like to have someone else do it for you today . . . but again, if that is not possible – don’t hold back. Do something for you.

You could buy yourself flowers. I remember one day I was buy some flowers (it was not Valentine’s Day) along with my groceries and the checkout girl asked me if they were for someone and I told her no they were for me. The first look on her face was a question, then it transformed into realization, then the final look was a good-for-you-we-should-all- do-that look. So . . . do that!

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Write yourself a love letter. Why not? Make note of all the things you love about yourself today.

Drink champagne. I am continually flabbergasted that so many people just save this glass of bubbly fun for “special occasions.” Perhaps I am the only one that thinks daily life is enough of a special occasion to pop open some bubbly any day of the week. Life is short so celebrate it. Have a glass and toast yourself.

Gather a group of friends and enjoy a meal or a movie. It doesn’t have to turn into an “unValentine’s Day” or a bashing of the day. Just focus on the good stuff and have a good time.

I mean, yes, it is great to have a special someone to give you are card or something on Valentine’s Day, but it is also great to treat yourself as your first and best love. It is great to show yourself that you are special. You really don’t NEED any one else to do that. Do something that makes you feel good!

So?  What are you gonna do?

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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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