Edith on Valen-time

Felled by a particularly nasty bout of the stomach flu, Edith is lying on the chaise with a lavender-scented handkerchief on her face. She has asked me to invoke the Wench Classic Clause and resurrect one of her old posts to fill today’s blog spot. Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I’ve chosen her Valentine’s Day post from two years ago. The sentiment holds as true today as it did then. Edith, here’s hoping you are back to your chipper self by the 14th! ~Sherrie

Happy Valentine’s Day to all!
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But this message is meant specially for those who may – momentarily – not have a specific Valentine this year. Hey, it happens. It happens to the rich, the beautiful, and the clever.
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It also happens to the very very cute.

But Valentine’s Day, like most major American holidays, has a way of making those who can’t participate in it feel like losers: left out, unworthy and forgotten.

HOGWASH! And FOO!

You know you are loved, or were loved, or will be loved. And that if you had a Valentine right now, he’d out-hero any romantic hero.
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Lonely hearts unite!

So, what to do until next year,when your true love will doubless be near?

Be your own best Valentine.

Treat yourself to something chocolate. Wallow in roses. Drink something that bubbles – other than seltzer. Think of those people you do love, have loved, and will love. Love yourself, you’re worth it.

If you’re still feeling low, remember that life is not a Norman Rockwell illustration. Think of all the people you know who also don’t have a Valentine.

And realize that no one special day, not even dear Saint Valentine’s, means that much. Love is a lifetime affair, and can happen any day, anywhere.

And does.
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Hearts unleashed!

Much love to you all!

45 thoughts on “Edith on Valen-time”

  1. Amen Wench Edith! And I love those doggies!
    Happy Valentine’s Day.
    Nina, who is thinking that the greatest thing about Word Wenches today is being a wenchling.

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  2. Amen Wench Edith! And I love those doggies!
    Happy Valentine’s Day.
    Nina, who is thinking that the greatest thing about Word Wenches today is being a wenchling.

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  3. Amen Wench Edith! And I love those doggies!
    Happy Valentine’s Day.
    Nina, who is thinking that the greatest thing about Word Wenches today is being a wenchling.

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  4. Amen Wench Edith! And I love those doggies!
    Happy Valentine’s Day.
    Nina, who is thinking that the greatest thing about Word Wenches today is being a wenchling.

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  5. Amen Wench Edith! And I love those doggies!
    Happy Valentine’s Day.
    Nina, who is thinking that the greatest thing about Word Wenches today is being a wenchling.

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  6. Absolutely wonderful post! And the first little dog… Oh my..you just want to pick him up and cuddle and cuddle!
    I’ll have cuddle my little guy instead ~ Toy poodle ^.^

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  7. Absolutely wonderful post! And the first little dog… Oh my..you just want to pick him up and cuddle and cuddle!
    I’ll have cuddle my little guy instead ~ Toy poodle ^.^

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  8. Absolutely wonderful post! And the first little dog… Oh my..you just want to pick him up and cuddle and cuddle!
    I’ll have cuddle my little guy instead ~ Toy poodle ^.^

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  9. Absolutely wonderful post! And the first little dog… Oh my..you just want to pick him up and cuddle and cuddle!
    I’ll have cuddle my little guy instead ~ Toy poodle ^.^

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  10. Absolutely wonderful post! And the first little dog… Oh my..you just want to pick him up and cuddle and cuddle!
    I’ll have cuddle my little guy instead ~ Toy poodle ^.^

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  11. Since I’ve had my special someone for almost ten years, we sent chocolate to someone who doesn’t currently have a special someone. We have each other, so we don’t need to spend any money on us, so it made us feel good to spend on someone else.
    The dogs are all adorable. Does Stan have a new girlfriend? She’s a snappy dresser.

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  12. Since I’ve had my special someone for almost ten years, we sent chocolate to someone who doesn’t currently have a special someone. We have each other, so we don’t need to spend any money on us, so it made us feel good to spend on someone else.
    The dogs are all adorable. Does Stan have a new girlfriend? She’s a snappy dresser.

    Reply
  13. Since I’ve had my special someone for almost ten years, we sent chocolate to someone who doesn’t currently have a special someone. We have each other, so we don’t need to spend any money on us, so it made us feel good to spend on someone else.
    The dogs are all adorable. Does Stan have a new girlfriend? She’s a snappy dresser.

    Reply
  14. Since I’ve had my special someone for almost ten years, we sent chocolate to someone who doesn’t currently have a special someone. We have each other, so we don’t need to spend any money on us, so it made us feel good to spend on someone else.
    The dogs are all adorable. Does Stan have a new girlfriend? She’s a snappy dresser.

    Reply
  15. Since I’ve had my special someone for almost ten years, we sent chocolate to someone who doesn’t currently have a special someone. We have each other, so we don’t need to spend any money on us, so it made us feel good to spend on someone else.
    The dogs are all adorable. Does Stan have a new girlfriend? She’s a snappy dresser.

    Reply
  16. I’m starting to feel better, Jane. Thanks for asking.
    And Margaret – that is indeed, Our Stan.
    Miss Daisy is a great nurse. She believes in the theory of licking the patient until said patient crawls out of bed to get away… good physical therapy.

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  17. I’m starting to feel better, Jane. Thanks for asking.
    And Margaret – that is indeed, Our Stan.
    Miss Daisy is a great nurse. She believes in the theory of licking the patient until said patient crawls out of bed to get away… good physical therapy.

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  18. I’m starting to feel better, Jane. Thanks for asking.
    And Margaret – that is indeed, Our Stan.
    Miss Daisy is a great nurse. She believes in the theory of licking the patient until said patient crawls out of bed to get away… good physical therapy.

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  19. I’m starting to feel better, Jane. Thanks for asking.
    And Margaret – that is indeed, Our Stan.
    Miss Daisy is a great nurse. She believes in the theory of licking the patient until said patient crawls out of bed to get away… good physical therapy.

    Reply
  20. I’m starting to feel better, Jane. Thanks for asking.
    And Margaret – that is indeed, Our Stan.
    Miss Daisy is a great nurse. She believes in the theory of licking the patient until said patient crawls out of bed to get away… good physical therapy.

    Reply

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