The Cowboy and I have a special tradition: we celebrate Valentine's by throwing a party at our local soup kitchen.
Love and food are basic human needs. So what better way to celebrate our love than working together on a project to bring love and food, served with joy and verve, to more than a hundred of our homeless and working poor.
The plus side is we avoid the stiff competion for reservations and long waits at crowded restaurants.
Yes, we do fall into a bone-tired heap at the end of it all...but it's usually in the hot tub with glasses of wine or bottles of beer and each other. A pretty happy ending, by all accounts.
And, best of all, our love grows stronger, deeper, having worked side by side at the soup kitchen and being surrounded by love all day.
You can read about all the great plans for the 2011 Peace Ambassadors' Valentine's Lunch (our sixth) in this article.
To see pictures and stories from last year, click the San Angelo Standard-Times' link.
If you're able to help out in any way, we'd love to have you join us!
Happy Valentine's Y'all!