Put A Little Love in Your Heart


Apparently that margarita swilling Nicole has used up all the Martha Stewart crack in the ‘hood. We took good ole storebought Barbie Fairytopia cards this morning for Caitlin’s class and she couldn’t have been more thrilled with her Dollar Tree greetings. And do you remember actual envelopes with your kid size Valentine’s when you were little? I guess those have been ruled too costly for the greeting card industry. I also recall decorating shoe box “mailboxes” for all my pint-size Valentine’s. I also remember my mother always bought only the best chocolates for us…Russell Stover candies (hey, Godiva wasn’t around back then.)

Caitlin did color this very cool Valentine’s Day butterfly for one of her teachers (and a groovy heart for her other teacher). Both girls have parties to attend at 11 where there will be much sugar consumption. I, on the other hand, have a departmental work meeting at that time. Where’s the love?! Oh, wait a minute…someone just left a pack of Valentine Nerds candy on my desk. Cupid lives!I thought it would be fun to share your special song with your sweetheart, and if you’re not married or dating, perhaps your favorite hook up song. (Do single people still hook up these days or am I revealing my single scene dorkitude by sounding like I’m stuck in an episode of Friends?) Any way, our special song is “Always” by Atlantic Star. I think if we had truly thought about the line…Come with me my sweet. Let’s go make a family….our teenage selves would have run shrieking into the night. Little did we know 20 years ago that we would make a family.Any way, what’s your song?


  1. RichieAnn says:

    My loverhubby and I’s “song” would have to be Patience by Guns -n- Roses. Not because it’s such a great song but because one night our college selves (most likely altered by some sort of substance) were sitting under a tree in the park in the middle of the night. He wrapped a red bandana around his head and seranaded me with this song in his best rocker voice…and he sounded just like him. It left me rolling in fits of laughter and 13 years later it can always make me crack a smile.

    P.S. I announced some big news on my blog last week. Check out the entry called “Precious Cargo.”

  2. Mrs. Schmitty says:

    Our song is “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do” by Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson. It was our wedding song. It has a lot of sentimental meaning for us.Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. linda says:

    I don’t know that we have a song. How sad is that?

    Our song must be “Get on Board the Animal Train”, by Fisher Price. “…Learning aboooout, an-nee-mulls, there’s SO MUCH to KNOW (beep beep)”

  4. Renee says:

    Hey Jamie –

    You’ll never believe this but ‘Always’ was ‘our’ song too in High School. 1987.

  5. Jamie says:


    I graduated from high school in 1987. Our prom song was Bon Jovi’s Never Say Goodbye. I was the big hair queen. 😉

  6. RichieAnn says:

    That was our class song too…only I graduated in 1991. It always takes a few years for the little towns to catch up I guess.

  7. jag says:

    We don’t really have one, although I supposed if I had to pick one it’d either be Fly Me To The Moon or Jack Johnson’s Better Together.

    We need a song. I’d better get on that.

  8. Nicole says:

    Our wedding song was “The Way You Look Tonight.” Sinatra version. However, the song that I truly consider a better reflection? “Interlude”, a duet with Morrissey and Siouxsie Sioux. We used to sing the parts together. So cheesy. So angsty. So very us.

  9. Dawn K says:

    Well, you were at our wedding so you may remember hearing it. But prior to dating our song would have been “Rockin at the T-Dance” by the Rainmakers – a local band that I am sure no one remembers. However, during our first official date we went to see Etta James at the Ryman and we were just hanging out – then she sang the words – “At Last”. I know it sounds corny but we both had our “AHA!!!” moment and that was it. We were engaged three months later and married three months after that. That may seem fast but after 18 years of being best friends I think we had a pretty sure thing.

    I cringe now when I hear our song on cat food commercials. There is something inherently wrong with that picture – especially since we are both profound dog people.

  10. Library Mama says:

    Our wedding song – and I guess it was also “our song” in college – was a little ditty called “Dream Come True” by a group called Frozen Ghost. I’m sure no one has ever heard of it, but we loved it.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  11. Jenny says:

    Our song is Come Away with my by Norah Jones… I always seem to interpret the line “Come away where they can’t tempt us with their lies” to hold some political message about the war in Iraq, as I listened to the song a lot when my lover was over there. But you can probably find a lot of ‘hidden’ meanings if you look hard enough ! 🙂

  12. kim says:

    Our song is “All I Ask Of You” from Phantom of the Opera. It was our wedding song, and the words hold just as true now as they did then.

  13. Mrs. M says:

    Well we are Hootie and the Blowfish freaks. (The only real fans left I’ll tell ya.) When we first started dating that song “Here Without You” by Three Doors Down was popular and was kinda “our song” for a while I guess. How freaking cheesy is that?

    I’m not really sure now. We exited down the aisle to “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You” and our first dance was to “One Love” by (you guessed it) Hootie!

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