“Has there been a Valentine’s Day experience that was especially memorable for you? Tell us about it.” Yes! Oh, yes.
I think our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, my husband and I, he planned this extraordinary day. We were gonna go to a place called Wild Encounters in Orlando, or maybe it was in Kissimmee. It was around the same area. Anyways. And I was going to literally get to meet and hold a sloth for the first time. I’ve never even seen a live sloth before. I mean, these are like my – this is my favorite animals. On our wedding cake we had, like, little bride and groom sloths, felted sloths I had – I bought custom made from Etsy, seriously. And that’s what he was gonna do for me, and I was terribly, terribly ill that day from starting a new medication! I had started a new medication for my diabetes called Farxiga and it messed me up. And it’s messed me up permanently, FYI. It has messed my stomach up permanently. But I remember when I first started it that whole – it must have been a whole week and a half, I was throwing up, throwing up, throwing up. I mean vomiting bile, you know. It was so bad. And I could not go. I was so sick, we couldn’t do it, he had to cancel, and I don’t remember if he got his money back or what, but, that was – that – it was memorable in a bad way. But, you know, it wasn’t his fault. Obviously. He bought me a really nice necklace, and he must’ve got his money back, ’cause he bought me a really nice necklace. So that was nice. And we’ve had six Valentine’s Days since then. So it’s okay. I’m sure we’ll have many more in the future. And yeah, so it would be nice to meet a sloth in person. I’ve got to figure out how to do that. Or at least just see one at the zoo, that would be fun.