Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Choice and Chocolate Fondue

I had a whole post written out about my rotten day yesterday.  In it, I complained about waking up to stinky diapers smeared around the crib, unknowingly sending Fearless to preschool with strep throat, finding out about someone having a blatant disregard for my input and feelings, and Miss B hating the annual Valentine's Day Fondue Dinner.

It was whiny.  It was complainy.  It was a rotten post.

Before I could finish my gripe session, I had to go pick up T-Man from school.

The sun was shining.  The weather was perfect for opening the sunroof, rolling down the windows, cranking up the radio and singing along.

And as I sang The Plain White T's very singable "Rhythm of Love" at the top of my lungs (much to the dismay of Fearless) and felt the warm spring air...I snapped out of my complaining funk.

Sure, a bunch of bad things happened all in one day--all on the one day that love should abound--but it is my choice to feel the love.

One of my favorite quotes from the Harry Potter books is from Dumbledore, "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." 

So maybe I don't have the ability to have the picturesque pottery-barn-Norman Rockwell-Valentine's Day I had envisioned.  But I do have the choice to feel happy or not. 

And I chose happy.

So instead of the intimate look at all the not-so-great parts about this past Valentine's Day, I'll leave you with the highlight--Chocolate Fondue

Seriously, I love that stuff.  And, as if chocolate fondue wasn't a treat on its own, T-Man and Dr. C made it so I could take a break.

The love of my family and chocolate covered fruit--what more could a girl want on the Day of Love?


Becca said...

I LOVE chocolate fondue! We used to have it as a Christmas Eve tradition with my family (then we moved). Perfect for Valentine's Day. And I'm willing to bet that the crappy day that preceeded the fondue just made it that much sweeter - it's all about perspective... :-)

Cindy said...

That looks delicious!

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