At first, I wasn’t planning on doing much of anything. But as it so happens often with me, spontaneity is my forte. After taking a shower and thinking about doing nothing for Valentine’s Day, my brain was all like, “Hey! It’s Valentine’s Day! Wear Lolita!”
“Okay!” I said. Yes, I answered my own brain. Just roll with it.
I frantically put together an outfit while my husband kept pressing me about getting lobster bisque at our favorite restaurant (that bisque was a special request, and when they make it at the Trading Post Café, we always go to get some, and take some extra for home). It wasn’t even noon and already I was getting the, “Honey! Let’s go!” thing from the other room. I didn’t even have my eyelashes on! Pfff! Husband, you’re just gonna have to wait.
Well, and hour later with my wig on, and gems on my face, accessories chosen, and feeling fabulous, I start walk out to the front room. I feel a pop on the top of my foot and I discover my shoe strap broke! >.< The scream was brief. I kicked off my favorite minty platforms and went to get some red tea party shoes that are a tad too small for me. I was a little cranky when I really shouldn’t have been, but I lightened up and had fun after that.
Really, I was just going to dress up for the hell of it while out to lunch. I bought some Hello Kitty valentines at Walgreens, wanting to put together something cute for my friends. I only needed two of them, but since it came in a pack of 34, I started thinking of giving them to random people.
The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is on the Taos Plaza, and I figured to get my friends some really special chocolates – and a dozen chocolate covered strawberries. To my surprise, there was an event going on in the plaza when I went to go buy chocolates. It was perfect!
I signed all the cards as quickly as I could with my name. I attached a few Giradelli squares on some of them for kids. Then I went out into the crowd and cheerfully started handing out Valentines randomly. I loved the surprised look on some faces, and many many smiles. Also, one girl gave me a kiss on my cheek! ^.^ It was super sweet. It was an event for raising awareness for Women, so there was a big crowd of people wearing various elements of red and performing a massive dance number.
Husband was moved by the happy dancing people and music. He’s a sensitive type.
Here’s a nice random shot of me while I was giving away the Valentines in the crowd. Thanks again, Nice Lady!
We tried to get some photos of the coord I put together, and some of them came out okay. Husband is still clueless about digital cameras, though. heh