Thursday, February 14, 2013

The single girl's guide to Valentine's Day.

I usually avoid posting on Valentine's Day, because I'm single and generally try to avoid negativity on my blog. :) But I'm making an exception this year. It seems like most of the blogs I read have been filled with pink and red and loveydoveyness over the past week. I figured maybe some readers might want a break from all of that. So welcome! :)

Valentine's Day is currently not my favorite. {But the embarrassing thing is that if I was in a relationship, I would probably love it.} Do we really need a special day to make single people feel lonely and left out? I know that's not the point of the holiday, but to be honest it feels like that to me most of the time.

Here's the thing. I'm nearly 22 and I've never really dated or been in a relationship. I've read all the Christian dating/courtship/preparing for marriage books. {By the way, it's incredibly ironic that the author of some of those books about being contentedly single got married at like 19. So I already have a couple of years on her. Does that make me more qualified to write a book? :) } I know that God sees the whole picture that I'm blind to right now and I trust Him.

But sometimes a girl gets lonely. Especially when she realizes that in approx. 4 years she will be considered a spinster by Jane Austen standards. {Even more alarming when she actually does spin yarn.}

So...I give you this guide for the single girl on Valentine's Day. :)

Step One: Watch this video and laugh. Because you know you've heard at least a few of these before.

Step Two: Eat large amounts of chocolate. Here's my favorite (easy) chocolate chip cookie recipe {I can't take credit for it...I found it somewhere online once}:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (though I end up using milk chocolate ones most of the time)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, stir in vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water- add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour and chocolate chips. Drop by large spoonfuls onto pans. Bake 12-13 minutes.

The recipe usually makes over 2 dozen for me, and they're huge and soft and awesome.

Step Three: Watch a good chick flick. These are some of my all-time favorites.

{Pride and Prejudice 2005, Emma 2009, Jane Eyre 2011, Persuasion 2007, Sense and Sensibility 2008, The Young Victoria, the first two Anne of Green Gables movies, Ever After, You've Got Mail, While You Were Sleeping, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, Penelope, Leap Year, The Princess Diaries, In the Good Old Summertime (and The Shop Around the Corner), How to Steal a Million, Roman Holiday, Casablanca, and Sabrina}

Repeat steps 1 through 3 as needed. :) are you spending today? What's your favorite kind of candy and what's your favorite chick flick? Leave me a comment and let me know I'm not the only one throwing a little pity party. And just remember tomorrow is the best day of all...the day all of the candy gets marked down! :)

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. I love your list of chick flicks, somehow you managed to include all of my favorites! And I alway cry at the end of Pride and Prejudice. =]


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