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February12

Planning Your Heart Attack!



 It’s not very often that I get excited about (or think about planning) a heart attack, but this one has its benefits. You see, a couple of years ago my wife and I were having—let’s call it a “tough”—Valentine’s Day, and knowing that I had to do something to get this ship course corrected, I went into survival mode.

What transpired was something that my kids still talk about to this day! I beat the family home and grabbed a pizza—not romantic I know, but I was on a tight time frame! I took the dining room table into the living room and set up a “fancy” dinner for the whole family. Well, with the dining room table out of the kitchen, it looked an awful lot like a dance floor. So, I went “old school,” grabbed our Small Heart Punch, all the pink and purple paper I could find, and littered the dance floor with little hearts. I found a few balloons for the ceiling fan and walls, created a quick little dance playlist on the iPod, and BOOM . . .  instant Sweethearts Dance!

While I regret not taking any pictures, I am looking forward to repeating the whole experience this Valentine’s Day—though this year I am raising the stakes a little bit. I figured since I have more time to plan the heart attack, the day will look a little more put together! Here is what I am thinking:

  • Hearts hanging from the kids’ doors when they wake up; I may even attach the hearts to the ceiling so when they open their door, they get rained on with hearts!
  • Heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast, red of course!
  • Some glass paint on my wife’s car so that everyone knows who my valentine is!
  • Candy hearts slipped into the kids’ lunch boxes.
  • And of course a repeat of the dance floor/dinner, as that was a big hit!
  • As luck would have it, we have a heart-shaped pan which will be great for our dessert after the dance party!

I am sure that I have forgotten a few places I can slip in some hearts, so I would love to hear your ideas in the comments below!

So whether you find yourself celebrating Valentine’s Day or Singles Awareness Day, I hope you will take the chance to share your love with someone . . . and at least give them a mini heart attack! ;)

Casey G.
Sr. Web Properties Specialist

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