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Mary’s Valentine

I woke at 5am this morning to odd popping noises. Ethan’s jaw sometimes makes a popping sound when he’s having a seizure, so I thought I’d better check it out, but when I got up I wondered if I was the one having a seizure, what with all the flashing lights and all.

“Ethan, are you okay sweetie?”

“Oh, it’s just me, Mom” came Mary’s voice, and I quickly found that the popping was her marker lids as she took them on and off. At 5am. By strobe light. (Side note: Her clip-on reading light isn’t supposed to be a strobe light, but it somehow worked out that way. We got it at all-a-dollar.) But when I turned on her regular lamp, she hid what she was working on. As it turns out, it was my valentine.

Sometime before six, she presented me with a box full of homemade cards that related the following story:

I couldn't think about any until the last day... "A box of chocolates?  I can't get it."

Love is…

What is love anyway? Let’s consult my tiny collection of Love Is gum wrappers: At only 300 rubles a piece, these were easily the most affordable treat while I was in Voronezh in 1996, and […]


I don’t know whether this was in direct response to my tweet or not, but just look what Aperture Science sent me for Valentine’s Day! That’s my favorite of dozens of shots. Yeah, it’s safe […]

Pixy Stix Valentines

Who doesn’t love pixy stix? I guess maybe the teachers might not like them as much. But Valentines day does only come once a year, and this is a cute, simple idea for easy-to-mass-produce classroom valentines.

Almond Roca

This is a great treat for Valentines Day. It’s really easy to make and inexpensive for large batches. 2 Cups Sugar 2 Cups Almond Slices (or Slivers) – You can also do this with Pecans! […]