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Friday, February 15, 2013

This isnít a rant or even a complaint just a statement of fact. Each year I tell DH NOT to buy me candy for Valentineís Day. I donít need the chocolate and after nearly 50 years together (45 married), I donít need an official day for him to buy anything to verify that he loves me.

Note: I know that Iím a tiny minority in this view and I do not judge or criticize anyone who feels differently. In fact, I like seeing all the different ways people show their affection for that special person in their life and itís also a boost to the economy. I just donít need it myself.

DH & I have always agreed on one thing. Weíre very thrifty. So I expect I will receive candy anyway, but it will be at the 50% off sale today or tomorrow. In a week or so I may get another token of chocolate love at 75% off unless others with similar mindsets have already cleared the shelves. Itís too bad the percent reduction is only in money not calories. Now that would be some gift!
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CATNCAG 10/11/2013 3:35PM

    It sure would be nice if every time u got something on sale it would also save u that much in fat and/or calories! Wow, what a concept! Wouldn't it be nice if we could use coupons to save on fat & calories?

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SUPERSYLPH 7/24/2013 1:12PM

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AMANDEES76 2/28/2013 12:31PM

    Very Cute!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/27/2013 9:27AM

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GETTINGTHINNER2 2/22/2013 8:14PM

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FIRECOM 2/22/2013 5:54PM

    My wife (of 55 years) and I agree with your attitude. Thanks

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ASHAIXIM 2/22/2013 4:44PM

    LMAO!! A lady at work was complaining that her hubby sent her flowers... she thinks it's horribly wasteful with (THEIR) (NOT his) money and if he's going to spend that kind of $$ she would greatly perfer a manipedi or massage! LOL

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CM_GARDNER78 2/22/2013 3:29PM

    You're not alone - we don't go out of our way to "celebrate" the holiday - in terms of needing to go all out with presents, cards, eating out, etc. The kids and I do decorate the house, and we try to have a themed meal, as well as dessert. I also give the kids a little card with some candy..........but we do that for ALL the holidays! :-) WTG.

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SHANNONY84 2/21/2013 7:58PM

    You love for each other shines thru all the lovely chocolate in the world!

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LIFETIMER54 2/21/2013 4:07AM

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IOWADEB 2/20/2013 8:44AM

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You 2 sound sweet.


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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 2/20/2013 6:36AM

    Great post

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 2/20/2013 4:16AM

    Eh, what's a girl to do?

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KEIANN1 2/20/2013 1:06AM

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ELSCO55 2/19/2013 9:53PM

    What a great relationship.

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KHALIA2 2/19/2013 6:54PM

  Each year, I request flowers instead of candy. But the box seems to keep getting bigger.

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MARYM1962 2/19/2013 12:16PM

  I am the anti-woman - I don't really care for chocolate - GASP! Do like sales items, but just don't go down the candy isle at any time

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GINIEMIE 2/19/2013 11:38AM

    My husband and I used to make our Valentines cards, and I got a bouquet for our anniversary the 7th that served two dates. I never minded because I was encouraged to pick up flowers at the grocery store when I felt I needed/wanted some. Steve would pick some up when he did the shopping too. I really loved that I was given a budget that allowed me to plant flowers all around my Ohio home. Since I was a stay at home mom, I enjoyed being thrifty, but being able to afford to have treats.
Since I'm picky about chocolates, I didn't get them too often, but 75% off the calories sounds great.
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HYATTI1 2/19/2013 11:12AM

    Hehehe...too cute made me think of my own DH....thanks for sharing.

Joanna

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SJKENT1 2/19/2013 10:18AM

    This works great for you. That's the wonderful part of marriage, finding out what works for us. Discovery and discovering

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COCOONGIRL 2/18/2013 4:22PM

    This made me laugh!! My husband sent me an "edible" with great fruit the day BEFORE Valentines day...my friends asked why a day before and I said because then he didn't have to pay for shipping!! PERFECT!! Haha!! Enjoy your day after delight!!

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FRABBIT 2/18/2013 10:39AM

  Congrats on a great relationship. My

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DEENER20 2/18/2013 10:37AM

  I would still take the gift token (yes even after 30 years) lol
But I'm all for "creative, low cal ideas" as a replacement to the chocolates.
They have edible arraignments chain near us (fruit all dolled up to look like a bouquet)
A tad pricey, but yummy!

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FANTASTIC731 2/18/2013 9:33AM

    Ah, with time comes that wisdom! LOVE IT

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HLOCHRIDGE 2/18/2013 9:13AM

    I tell my husband not to buy flowers or chocolates for me either! Some times we go out to dinner but this year he made me dinner and even helped clean up a little. LOL

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BLUEJEAN99 2/18/2013 1:56AM

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NANAGO1204 2/18/2013 12:28AM

    I'm with you!! 50-75% off is the only way to go...why spend all that money ahead of time...it tastes just as good a few days later! emoticon (dark only and sparingly) emoticon Happy Valentine's Day!

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MSMOUSIEMOUSE 2/17/2013 11:15PM

    My husband doesn't buy me chocolate for Valentine's Day but yet he gets me what I call my edible bouquet. We too are thrifty so rather than paying the over priced "edible bouquet" he buys me a large bowl of cut up fruit from the produce department. It is perfect and not over priced and not something I have to figure out how in the world I am going to get that in the fridge or take the time to remove all the fruit to put in a bowl. I love my hubby! Thanks for sharing and I know all too well how much better the chocolate tastes at 50 and 75 percent off. Enjoy those special things that your hubby does as I know you are. emoticon

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TRUCKER72 2/17/2013 7:50PM

    My partner and I always buy chocolate after the holiday - at reduced rates. We simply can't support the asking price of chocolate. There's no way. Buying at 50-90% off has become part of the present. Who can snag the best deal and make the other person laugh the hardest?!

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JERICHO1991 2/17/2013 5:24PM

    I think chocolate with 50-75% less calories is a great idea, too.

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TEACHEROF4TH 2/17/2013 3:24PM

    I love your positive outlook on life! You are an inspiration to all of us!

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DONNA5281 2/17/2013 3:08PM

  Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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GALINAZ 2/17/2013 2:44PM

    Your compatibility is a gift itself.

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PCASEY7 2/17/2013 1:34PM

    I agree with you but I don't need the chocolate even at reduced prices!

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DEBLYNN323 2/17/2013 1:04PM

    I agree with you ....great blog!

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WATERDIAMONDS 2/17/2013 8:52AM

    Adorable! The two of you appear to be just right for one another!

Here's to 51 years!!!!

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DONNAKOVAC 2/17/2013 7:31AM

    LOL, I love your post! My son got thinking that buying pop or chocolates at the dollar store is a good idea, but I mentioned twice the sugar at half the price - still isn't really worth the price we pay in the end. He and I have struggled with food allergies, mainly sugar allergies over the years, so this bites us harder than most.

I did get a little crazy, yesterday and bought a chocolate bar for us to share and a couple of cans of pop - for a very rare treat. The pop doesn't say "diet" on the can, but it does say at the bottom (where I didn't see it) that it's laced with artificial sweeteners. GAG! :( I'd like to say that I dumped it down the drain, but I have to admit, my son drank the rest of mine and gave the other can to his brother.

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PATSYB7 2/17/2013 7:18AM

    Love it! My dh and I totally agree--it's more important how we treat each other all year long than one artificially "romantic" day.

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LIFETIMER54 2/17/2013 7:14AM

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LEANMEAN2 2/17/2013 6:41AM

    I agree. 75% sounds good.

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PHEBESS 2/17/2013 5:28AM

    Yeah, my idea of heaven is chocolate without calories!!!!

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SPEEDY143 2/17/2013 3:09AM

    emoticon not only is this goodie free... it's calorie free.... ENJOY emoticon

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BIGFAMILY9 2/17/2013 2:21AM

    Love it!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/17/2013 12:20AM

    LOL. We used to love getting the half-price candy after holidays (especially Easter! that's the best candy!) But now I try to avoid those aisles at all times...my family will give me candy anyway, so I don't need to buy it for myself! But I am all about buying stuff on sale! :) And I agree with you, I don't need my husband to buy me stuff for holidays like Valentine's Day or even Christmas. It's just how we roll and it doesn't mean we don't love each other or anything! It just means we're cheap and we buy what we want when we want it (if we need it). :)

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ILOVEROSES 2/16/2013 11:56PM

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Too bad these aren't reduced calories!! This is a chocoholic talking with you!

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