salixbabylon: (personal v-day 2011)
On a more serious note, Valentine's day is about love. And the surest way to invite love into your life it so express gratitude for the love you have already received. Today's activity is to share a story about the most generous thing someone has done for you, recently or ever, big or small. Think hard, and post a new thread or leave a comment. :)


What springs to mind the most for me as I sit here at the moment, is a non-monetary moment of generosity - my friends Briya and Kristin. They each took care of Hershey while Gerald and I were in the UK and Iceland. They offered without my asking them directly (or indirectly).

Kristin has three kids, 11 to 6, one home school because of special needs. Her husband works full time, she works full time from home doing web design support, and they also have a dog. When she heard Hershey was having blood in his bowels three days before we planned to leave, she offered to take him, watch him carefully, give him all his medicine and special food, and update us about what was going on, in addition to her already super busy life. She had him for 14 days. Not only wouldn't she let us pay her, she keeps offering to have him come visit again.

Briya lives in a small studio with a bulldog who doesn't always get along with other dogs. She couldn't take Hershey at her home, but when he was at his second home (Kristin couldn't keep him for all 21 days, so he went to visit another friend, Catherine, for a week), Briya drove 30 min each way to walk him every day. When Hershey was driving Catherine and her cat insane and he moved to stay at our house for the last four days, Briya came over to hang out with him for a few hours, play, and just be company for him. She even spent the night with him once.

Both of them sent me emails throughout our trip letting me know how the dog was getting along, helping out with the disaster of him staying with Catherine, and being amazingly selfless with their time and their homes.

Gifts like that you can only repay in kind. :) I'm blessed to have them, to have such a great circle of friends - my spirit family.
salixbabylon: (personal v-day 2011)
Happy Valentine's Day!

cut for cards )

On a more serious note, Valentine's day is about love. And the surest way to invite love into your life it so express gratitude for the love you have already received. Today's activity is to share a story about the most generous thing someone has done for you, recently or ever, big or small. Think hard, and post to your LJ or leave a comment. :)

I'll be sharing mine later...
salixbabylon: (Default)
3394.ValentineCandy

DO THIS TONIGHT!!!!


It's time to send some valentines – ecards, snailmail, V-day messages, texts, FB wall posts, LJ v-gifts, or whatever! Send them to your family, your friends, your coworkers, and anyone else you can think of. I guarantee they will make every single recipient smile.

Too busy? Spend 10-15 minutes and I bet you can send 10 of them!


Here are some links to free ecards, from sarcastic to wholesome to naughty:

http://www.someecards.com/valentines-day-cards/most-sent-today

http://www.funny-ecards.com/cards/valentine/index.html

http://mitchoconnell.blogspot.com/2013/01/unintentionally-hilarious-vintage.html

http://www.123greetings.com/events/valentines_day/

http://www.kinkycards.com/home.aspx (NSFW)

http://www.madewithmolecules.com/valentines10valentine.html


And of course there’s always Google’s image search! Have fun!
salixbabylon: (personal rainbow pancakes)
Today is all about the sensuality of food – share some recipes, or pictures of romantic meals, or descriptions of the best/most romantic meals you’ve eaten.... Anything to make our mouths water!

apple

cake-valen

eggs

valentinepizzas.ashx
salixbabylon: (personal rainbow pancakes)
Today's activity:

Today is the day to share your funny v-day greetings - anything goes!

Feel free to participate as much or as little as you like, and add to your own LJ or in comments, here. :)

vday1

vday2

vday3

vday4
salixbabylon: (personal salix v-day)
Today's activity:

Today is the day to share your funny v-day greetings from all your favorite movies, books, comics, TV shows, etc.

Feel free to participate as much or as little as you like, and add to your own LJ or in comments, here. :)


vday geek

vday holmes

arc
salixbabylon: (personal v-day 2011)
See here for more details about the 10 Days of Valentines: http://salixbabylon.livejournal.com/607032.html

Day 1 =

Remember how much fun it used to be when we'd just write short little excerpts/scenes/ideas for each other? A drabble is only 100 words! One paragraph!

Post to you blog and take a few requests, with whatever parameters you want to set, and give someone the gift of words and creativity for Valentine's day!


♥ I'll write any pairing within the Avengers EXCLUDING anything with Pepper or Maria Hill or Fury. Three or more is okay, gen is okay.
♥ Het's not my strong point.
♥ Drabbles = drabbleish = 100 minimum, but I'm not going to trim.
♥ I hereby promise to complete ALL drabbles by midnight on the 17th.
♥ You MUSt give me a prompt as well as a pairing. Here's a fun list of Valentines vocabulary to choose from: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/wordlist/valentine.shtml


Also, here's my link for icon love at [livejournal.com profile] fab_feb_friends:
http://fab-feb-friends.livejournal.com/14612.html?thread=470292#t470292
salixbabylon: (personal v-day 2011)
It’s no secret that I love Valentine’s Day. Not for the romantic angle, per se, but for the love and goofy silly generosity among friends, like in grade school. Silly little cards and way too many heart-shaped cookies. A lot of people have been sadly noting that our blogs and groups have lost their “community feeling” lately – here’s a way to combat that trend *and* do something fun and easy!

I’ve comprised a list of activities to participate in for the 10 Days of Valentines. You can participate in all of them, some of them, or even just comment to express your appreciation! The goal is to bring light-hearted cheer and laughter to everyone.

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Today's activity:

Remember how much fun it used to be when we'd just write short little excerpts/scenes/ideas for each other? A drabble is only 100 words! One paragraph!

Post to you blog and take a few requests, with whatever parameters you want to set, and give someone the gift of words and creativity for Valentine's day!

If words aren't your thing, how about offering some art? If fiction isn't your bag, what about offering that anyone who asks, you'll write a nice compliment for? :)

If you don't have a blog or want to limit your offer to a smaller group, start an email thread!

heart


Yay! Welcome to my world of hearts, flowers, bawdy humor, and sparkles!

XOXOXOX


(PS: Credit goes to [livejournal.com profile] weesta and her [livejournal.com profile] fab_feb_friends group – which is also awesome and you should join!)

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