I have mixed feelings about Valentines day– on the one hand, it seems so commercialized, and perhaps encourages people into over-analyzing their relationship status or feeling the need to make a grand gesture towards their significant other. On the other hand, I think any reason to take a moment and appreciate the people– partners, friends, family– in our lives is great. (Plus, I’m really loving the box of chocolates J gave to me earlier today, so I really can’t complain). Tonight we’re planning a really regular evening– taking Simon for a hike, stopping by the grocery store to get some food for the week, cooking a meal together, and watching some TV. For me, it’s the perfect way to celebrate our relationship– by doing our favorite regular things. This valentines day I hope that everyone takes some time to do something that makes them happy, no matter how regular and average it might be.