I don't consider myself a romantic. I don't hope for jewelry, chocolates, poems or flowers. (Okay, I always love to get flowers) I'm a simple person who is very content with simple pleasures. (Thus the title of this site) I am totally happy with needle nose pliers, socks or a kitchen appliance over any fluff.
You won't see me wearing lace, ruffles or shiny baubles. I like them on other people and enjoy looking at them but I don't feel the draw for me. Before I knew myself I tried to like the fluffy, girly things. I've even bought them. I have pictures to prove I tried but I think the pictures were taken on the only occasion I ever used those purchases. They continually went untouched.
I do love to hold hands or have some sort of contact with my husband when we're in each others presence. We've been married for 26 years and my heart still does a little leap when I hear him walk through the door and I enjoy just being near him. We don't dash off for weekend get aways and rarely go out but we do check in with each other on a regular basis and I'm content with our relationship.
Recently we were making phone contact while I was at work when out of no where he said, "No puedo vivir sin ti". He's speaks Spanish and I don't so I had to ask him what he had said. He said it means, "I don't want to live without you". Now I just told you I don't consider myself a romantic but when he said that, I went all mushy. I asked him to say it several more times. I liked hearing him say it. He's a keeper.
I still don't consider myself a romantic but maybe I could be persuaded to be. Happy Valentines Day!
(The picture is made by Miz Carla whom I did a swap with. I like her art.)