Today I’m participating in the very fun “I Caught the Fever Lovefest” hosted by Sarah Enni, Kristin Halbrook, Tahereh Mafi, and Kate Hart. Here’s the basic idea: Construct a blog post extolling the wonderful virtues of secret your Valentine. Don’t know the person you were assigned? Read their blog, strike up a convo on twitter . . . do whatever it takes to be the best secret admirer you can be! You never know, you just might make a new friend in the process. 🙂 On V-day, publish your blog post and link to your Valentine so s/he can drop in and read it.
Fun, right? In the spirit of community, sharing love and making new friends, I signed up immediately.
My secret Valentine is Cait Peterson, of the Writer’s Wanderings blog. I’ve discovered we have lots in common! Like me, Cait is an aspiring author, an enthusiastic reader, a former teacher and an animal lover (Cait: cats, me: dogs). Unlike me, Cait is incredibly athletic. She’s taught taekwondo, sailing, and kayaking–color me impressed! She also amazes me with her ability to hold down a full-time job (sometimes more than one!) and still somehow finds the time to write. Seriously, I do not know how people do this–when do they sleep? Superheros, in my opinion. And hello… Cait lives on a farm. How cool is that?! Please do take a moment to visit Cait’s blog, and you can find her on Twitter HERE.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Cait!
In other Valentine’s Day news, my husband is out of town (I wish I could say that’s uncommon, but he’s a soldier and it’s actually quite common), so I’ll be celebrating with my daughter. She’s lots of fun, so it’s all good. Her daddy got her one of those cool recordable books so she can listen to him read Guess How Much I Love You, and I got her an adorable Tangled nightgown that looks just like Rapunzel’s purple dress. Can’t wait to spend the day showing her how much I love her.
Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!
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That’s so very sweet! Cait does sound very kick-butt. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, Katy, and to Cait!
Thanks so much! And Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too!
Thank you so much for yours and your husband’s service! I know it can be hard being a soldier’s wife, but you seem to handle it beautifully and be a strong example for your daughter. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all and I hope your husband finds his way safely home as very soon as possible!
Thanks so much for your sweet words, Abby! I hope your Valentine’s Day is wonderful. 🙂
Katy, thank you so much! This was awesome, and totally made my day. Hope we can get to know each other better! Happy Valentines Day!!
Yay! I’m glad you stopped by, Cait! It was such fun learning about you, and I look forward to getting to know you better. Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Cait! (And isn’t Valentine’s Day the best when kids are involved? I think I enjoyed it better then than now that I’m married!)
I agree, Tracey. My daughter gets such a kick out of Valentine’s Day (all holidays, really!) and it’s such fun to celebrate with her.
Great post. It is so fun watching everyone make new friends!
Thanks, Kate. This was a great idea! 🙂
What a nice tribute! Happy Valentine’s Day!
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