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battle wounds...

When I was hanging out with my handsome Valentine's Day dates on Tuesday we were engaged in a very serious game of Light Saber Fight. The rules of the game are pretty simple Justin and Jackson attack me, when we get hit with the Light Saber you fall to the ground, wait about 3 seconds and then jump back up and attack again. Obviously, the 2 against me isn't all that fair, but I can't complain when my arm length is double theirs. 

Well, during this intense game I was the recipient of a Light Saber to the face...the bridge of my nose to be exact. I can now joke and say that the force was against me and not with me...but that shot to the face was incredibly painful in the moment. Yet as I gasped from the initial blow I immediately knew that I had to remain absolutely calm and collected for the sake of the boys. I knew it was an accident and such things occur when you are ridding the world of evil (somehow I'm always on the Dark side). My heart sunk because I saw Jackson ru…

it's what you choose...

I love, love, love Valentine's Day...and yes, I'm single and I still love the day. To me, it's as important as Thanksgiving Day. I know many of you just gasped with utter shock that I just compared those two days. Let me explain... On Thanksgiving we are reminded to be thankful...that's what the holiday is about...a call to stop the business of life, breathe and remember all that we have to be thankful for. Valentine's Day we are reminded to stop (and smell the roses...literally), take stock of our lives and remember to celebrate the people whom we love. You can bash the commercialism and retail driven focus, but you choose how you want to celebrate those whom you love. You don't have to buy the roses, chocolates, stuffed animals or do a fancy date night. You can simply take a moment to call the ones you love or send them a love note. It doesn't have to be about the materialism...it should be about the expression of your sentiment for those in your life. Le…