Today is Sweetest Day, a holiday celebrated primarily around the Great Lakes region. Originally created in 1921 by candymakers in Cleveland, it meant to serve as an "occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed." The candymakers, of course hoped this holiday would increase the sales of candy. Since that time, Sweetest Day has become somewhat of a mini-Valentine's Day with roses being sold on street corners and couples making plans for an evening out.
My Sweetest Day didn't begin untill 5PM because Mike escorted my mother to a breast cancer survivor luncheon and I was at work all day. So with dinner in the oven, we stole a quiet moment to snuggle on the couch.
I was listening to Mike's heartbeat and he was stroking my hair. The cats were napping, giving us a few quiet minutes. I looked up at him and saw that he was slightly distracted. "What are you thinking, Mike?"
"Come on, tell me," I said, hugging him."I can tell something's going on in there."
"Well," he said."I'm thinking how the income tax can be repealed."
Ahh...romance in the Fallacy house.
(Laughter makes everyday the sweetest. Enjoy!)
And yes, there will be chocolate later.