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Valenstienstine Day Cards

Emerging from the House of Illness, the dotter and I discovered that tomorrow is Valentine's Day.

No problem-o, just haul butt over to the local Target and buy a bunch of kiddie cards, right?

Well...there were the hundreds of emails to go through...the voice mails to reply to...the FMLA forms to fill out by me...OmegaDad's prescriptions to pick up...the FMLA forms to take to the pediatrician to fill out...the website updates...the space planning database query that needed to be done today...the project status database entry that needed fixing so it didn't show up twice on the monthly report...the test facilities maintenance database to load...the two-inches-an-hour bout of snow that required very slow driving on the highway...

The end result was that we arrived home without cards.

So, being internets-savvy, I started searching the web.  There were Nintendo valentine's cards, some cute, most risqué.  There were artsy cards (very pretty!).  There were more erotic cards.  This set of cards that was recommended by one of my regular blog-stops.  And then I found these calico cards.

Aw!  So cute!

So I whipped out some sayings in Word, printed pages out, and the dotter and I sat down with scissors and tape and glue sticks, and started having fun.

The dotter, of course, got tired after making about six, so I completed the task.

We have heart mice (two versions!), heart puppies, heart birds, and something that the dotter declared was a bear.  Of course, the first one made was for the dotter's One And Only True Love, C., and I included the insides of that card for funsies:

Tomorrow a.m., I will have to sit down with the dotter and have her sign her name to the remaining cards.  Have I mentioned that there are 17 kids in her preschool class?!  Gads.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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posted by Kate @ 2/13/2007 11:51:00 PM  
3 Comments:
  • At 2/14/2007 02:20:00 PM, Anonymous SBird said…

    These are fun! Love the funny bird.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

     
  • At 2/14/2007 06:29:00 PM, Blogger Figlet1 said…

    I am already quaking in my boots that I will somehow screw up V-day next year. I had all sorts of grand plans for this year but have taken to my bed with a nice case of grippe. And I'm distraught that I didn't get things done. But next year, when LSP is in pre-school, oh my. I think I'll buy our cards the day after Christmas.

     
  • At 2/18/2007 03:22:00 PM, Blogger Kate said…

    Thanks, SBird!

    Figlet--Now. Honestly. You were sick. Don't worry about it. And let me tell you, doing last-minute things can be fun! ;-)

     
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