Roses or Reeses

I was on Facebook the other day and an ad came up.  I’m sure they are gearing up for Valentines Day.

The proposed question would you rather have roses or Reese’s peanut butter cups.  Hmmm.  That’s an easy choice for me….
Neither!

I love yellow roses.  I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups but honestly if asked…..and I was able to pick anything as a gift.  It the things that Hubby already often does for me.

He often unloads the dishwasher and he always goes to bed before I do but lays on my side of the bed and warms it up.  When I come to bed I tell him to roll over and he does.  I crawl in and my side is nice and warm.

That’s what I call love!!

So given the choice, would you take Reese’s, Roses or something entirely different?

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19 thoughts on “Roses or Reeses

  1. Tina in NJ

    I’ve been having heart problems for the last few months (the symptoms seem to be getting better), so I found an ad for a silver and diamond (chip) heart pendant and pointed it out to my hubby. I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting that tomorrow. When I’m that obvious about jewelry, he takes a hint very well. In the last 25 years, I’ve only done it 3 times, and the only really expensive one was my engagement ring. Roses are usually involved with milestone anniversaries.

  2. Linda

    We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way. I’m with you – it’s the little things that Hubby does throughout the year. Like tonight – I was sewing – so he made supper. Maybe, though, he figured that if he was going to eat , he’d have to cook something. :)) But there are lots of things he does unexpectedly – often like surprising me with a Tim Horton’s coffee. If he gets flowers, l love carnations. They last forever!

  3. Lisa

    I’ve told my husband that I don’t want flowers or gifts on Valentines (a Hallmark occasion), birthdays or anniversaries. Any other day of the year is fine. I’d rather get a gift for no reason at all than a mandated occasion anytime.

  4. Fran

    I prefer the gifts that are given each day. My husband does laundry, dishes and vacuum. He is ill right now and told me today that he’s looking forward to doing those helpers soon. Oh, and I’m the bed warmer for him! I enjoy reading your blogs. Thanks! Happy Valentine’s Day to you & Kramer.

  5. Becky

    He will scrape frost from my windows most mornings, and always cleans my car off after snow. I like flowers, but this week the cleared off car sends a stronger message. Oh and he turns on the heated seat for me while I’m finishing getting ready if we are riding together.

  6. Joyce

    We’ve been exchanging the same Valentines cards back and forth forever!! My Valentine does all the cooking.. I do the grocery shopping giving me time to quiltor work on a new pattern. If I mention I’ll need to run to town the next day to pick up a sewing item.. he says let’s go now.. the truck is warm! He even knows to get a number at Joann’s cutting table so I don’t have to wait longer ♥️

  7. Jill K

    This is so interesting. I just learned about a book, but it’s been around for a long time. It’s about the 5 love languages. Dr Gary Chapman. We each have different things that are more important to us. There is a quiz and I found out that I do like getting gifts. It’s more about the thought, time and effort that goes into him getting something for me, not so much what it is. Could also be said about when people do nice things for us. That one is called Acts of love. Neat to read the comments from everyone.

  8. Robby H.

    Our big Valentine’s Day event is slipping a card in someplace where the other will find it early in the day. Mine often appears on my pillow for me to find when I make the bed since I’m an early riser. We’re also more about taking care of one another, doing the little things. Although, I do usually cook him one of his favorite meals on Valentine’s Day. And in a nice surprise, after an unusually long day today for me, he came home and said, “Let’s go out.” It was just to one of our small favorite places, nothing fancy, but it was the idea that he recognized that I could use a break and a chance to relax in his company.

  9. Elle

    I’m in the “no thanks” camp. We appreciate each other daily-not one day a year. Indeed it is the little things he does for me and for our life that mean so much. We are V-day boycotters. :-)

    Valentine’s Day is going to surpass the football craze with total spending set to hit a record $19.7 billion, according to the National Retail Federation

    If we put that $ into teacher salaries, we might not be facing the shortage! The spend is obscene!

  10. Bridget

    nothing fancy in our house. After more than 10 years my husband still takes makes my coffee and puts it in the car for me every morning. We take this opportunity today to remind each other how much we appreciate having them in our lives and how grateful we are to be a family. Even the kids get into the sharing of love. Pizza tonight, but hand made from scratch and heart shaped.

  11. Kim LeMere

    We don’t celebrate Valentines day because our son was born on the 14th, its a birthday celebration for us. He was the gift we gave ourselves many years ago and we still celebrate that gift. Happy Valentines day to you Jo & Roger.

  12. Jody

    Exactly, me too. Like last night taking Matthew out to get some milk when we were out of it and helping him pick out Valentines flowers because Matt wanted to give them to me. Or troubleshooting and fixing the garage door, or running vinegar through the coffee maker when the Marion water has everything clogged up. Taking over morning duty while I am on chemo.

  13. Carla

    It might sound dull to some, but the best gift my husband gives to me is going to work everyday so that I can have a roof over my head, food on my table, yarn on my needles, and fabric to play with.

  14. Donna T

    I too will decline the candy and flowers on Valentines Day. I appreciate the little daily things, a cup of tea every morning; breakfast cooked on the weekends. This morning I got a love letter for Valentines!

  15. SusanfromKentucky

    My husband never bought me flowers for occasions. He GREW me flowers and brought me little bouquets all summer of different types of sunflowers and zinnias (I don’t like roses at all). I always had vases of flowers in the house. I miss him and that so much!

  16. Jean

    I’m with you. Warming up your side of the bed is HUGE as it is so thoughtful and caring and ever so much better than flowers and or chocolate!

  17. Katherine Gourley

    Oh I do love Reeses, but I can pick up one anytime at Walmart. The most precious gifts I receive are not things, but supportive actions like vacuuming, laundry, cooking and clearing ice from my car — As well as the mandatory male job of taking out the trash (ha-ha). I have been ill with lung problems and a rare type of cancer and without Hubby’s help, I would be in a sad way. We are a team for better or worse and in sickness and health for almost 49 years. Acts of kindness mean more than anything money can buy.

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