my funny valentine

On Valentine’s Day, some time between morning surgeries and an afternoon full of appointments, I got a call from my farmer.

“This is your Valentine’s present!” he proclaimed. “What?”, I asked. “This call! I’m wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!”. I told him that I was impressed that he remembered and he confessed that he hadn’t until the guy on the radio in his tractor mentioned it.  I wasn’t shocked, or disappointed. We aren’t big on gifts in general, and my farmer has the sentimentality of a rock.  Which really is fine with me. When he asked if I had gotten him a present, I admitted that I hadn’t. I had thought about it a little, but got too busy and didn’t follow through. That’s how I roll.  He was relieved.

When I was single, I hated Valentine’s Day with a vengeance.  Now that I’m happily married, the day passes exactly as it used to, and I love it.  Go figure.


3 thoughts on “my funny valentine

  1. Natalie


    I know this is kind of a random comment, but I found your blog a couple weeks ago, and I have just finished reading through it (up till the current date). I wanted to let you know that your blog was very inspirational, insightful and interesting! I am a first year vet student and it just made me really excited for the whole process.
    Good luck with everything!

  2. Brooke Crosier

    Hi, like the blog-reader before me, I also just came across your blog and wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying it. I also graduated from vet school in 2010 and have been living the crazy life of a new grad, filled with tremendous highs and the lowest lows. Through it all it’s been exciting, and I am learning a ton. I have so much admiration for you, starting up a practice right out of school. I have been working as an associate at a mixed practice in a very rural, rather impoverished area. While my boss isn’t around a ton for mentorship, I can’t imagine not having anyone around to whine about a spay to, or to bounce ideas regarding blood work off of. More power to you! You are an inspiration. Good luck with the new baby and new practice.

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