a cape breton valentine


With a post title like that, I bet you were expecting tartan or fiddles, weren’t you?! LOL.

My dear friend Adèle LeBlanc of Margaree sent me a sweet Valentine (above) and I thought I’d share it with you all.

This week Adam has been working backshift, so I see him for about 30 minutes when I get home from school at 3:00, before he goes to work at 3:30. The first night of this routine was actually kind of nice, to have the house to myself, but as the week went on I definitely missed him. It gave me a tiny taste of what some people go through all the time, with a partner out West in Alberta or wherever.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, there were perks, like being able to play pop music that Adam hates at a high volume, and being able to cook “weird” vegetarian dishes like kale and bean soup. (Adam’s more of a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy.)

We were going to celebrate February’s trio of “holidays” (our anniversary, his birthday and Valentine’s Day are within a week of each other) by eating at the Sydney restaurant where we had our first date, Trio at the Cambridge Suites. But, he’s worked a long week so I think it would be a lot sweeter to get takeout and spend February 14th on our sofa, watching Olympic coverage.

Next week it will be three whole years since we first met. It still blows my mind, not just that the time has passed, but that he still loves me. When I think about how awesome I think he is, and then I realize, “Holy shit, that guy loves crazy ol’ me!”, well, I feel pretty damn lucky. It’s like I still have a crush on him, and I forget that I’m his girlfriend, and then I realize it, like a goldfish with a short memory, and it makes me happy all over again.

Yup. That’s me. A goldfish.

Anyway. But the great thing about Valentine’s Day is, it’s not just about romantic love! It’s just a nice spot to sort of stop and go, “Wow, there’s so many rad, awesome, lovely people in my life!”

And, of course, it’s a fantastic excuse to eat chocolate or cinnamon hearts. Whatever your preference.

I hope that whether you’re partnered or single, that you’ve got love in your life, today and every day. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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1 Response to a cape breton valentine

  1. Margo Moore says:

    Great post! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your sweetie!

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