Lovely Day


Tuesday was Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate love. But what is love? I have always considered the word love as an action verb, not as a feeling. Feelings are fleeting. Love shouldn’t be. 

Sometimes when you don’t have a significant other, holidays like Valentine’s Day can make you feel all alone. Instead of feeling down, I chose to show myself some love. I had the day off from work, So I chose not to set my alarm. After I woke up, I went to the gym. Because what better way to show your body love than keeping it healthy? On my way home from the gym and friend called and wanted to get lunch at Fuddruckers. 

Next on the agenda was washing clothes while crocheting and watching tv. I still needed to make 5 hats to fulfill some orders and off days = chore days. 


Lunch time was quickly approaching plus I needed to make a yarn run, so off to Micheal’s I went. At Fuddruckers, I got a grilled chicken sandwich topped with bacon, sautéed kale, and melted provolone. It was delicious. 

On my way home, I decided to stop by a boutique called Sick and Tied (they started out making custom bow ties before expanding to carrying women’s apparel) that had recently relocated to my side of town. I bought myself two dresses (because who doesn’t like presents for Valentine’s Day) and talked with the owners about bringing in some of my crocheted goods to sell. They wanted me to bring some items the next day. 

Back home it was to crochet all the things. While crocheting, I received a message from my cousin saying she had a Valentine’s happy for me. I didn’t want her to leave my house empty handed so I hurried to make the chocolate covered strawberries I was planning on treating myself to after dinner. My cousin and I had a good visit, then back to crocheting it was. I finished 4 hats before The night was over. 


Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud. It is not rude. It is not self seeking. It is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrong doings. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. (I Cor 13:4-8)

Chocolate covered strawberries 
 ⁃ wash off strawberries and make sure they are completely dry 

 ⁃ Melt chocolate of choice (I used nestle dark chocolate chips) in a microwave safe container, stirring every 15-30 seconds 

 ⁃ Dip strawberries and place on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper. At this step you can also add sprinkles or a drizzle of some sort (I drizzled with white candy coating) 

 ⁃ Place in refrigerator to set up

P.S. If you would like to purchase a hat, just say so in the comments, email afghansbyaftan@gmail.com, or check out my Instagram page @afghansbyaftan. 

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