We're totally failing about getting to the gym these days, by the way. I'm like three weeks out. :( It's just been so nasty and it's so crowded and everyone's been so germy and flu-ey. No gracias... Anyways, we enjoyed the day off, but I never expected we would be working on day 3! Apparently the "top" of the county got it worse, and the back roads are still bad. Such is life in Carolina - we are not equipped for winter weather. So with the time off, I took a break from lesson planning to update the blog and do some sharing.
For Valentine's Day, I was asked to be the guest speaker for a Valentine's Day Banquet at the church where Jake and I met. Granted, it's a small church, but nonetheless, I was quite honored to be asked to speak on love. So, for what it's worth, I am sharing my "speech," though, if you know me, much like how I never teach straight off a lesson plan, I didn't read this... I actually didn't even look at it. But, much of what I shared came from the preparation of this. It was received very well, and the pastor paid me a very kind compliment, comparing me to Gary Chapman, the love languages guy.
We had an excellent time, and though it wasn't our usual date night at a swanky restaurant, it was lovely and sweet. We've got a late Valentine's/early birthday weekend getaway coming up soon at a little chalet in the mountains, complete with a hot tub. ;) Also, Jake gave me an ADORABLE necklace off of Etsy that says love in morse code, with the ruby and gold stones representing the short dots and long dashes, along with a heart-shaped pan from Williams-Sonoma and flowers! So precious he is.
So, here's what I shared at the banquet. Hope your February is full of snow (and not ice) and lots of love too. :)