Tuesday, February 19, 2008

so much to say

Valentine's Day was beyond wonderful, and likely the best i have ever had. Romance, fun, you name it. David and I had decided to give each other couple-some gifts, and I felt totally pampered and spoiled by his choice of the Two To Tango swedish massages offered by Spa Va. We exchanged our gifts on Wednesday evening, and i admit I was sort of floating along on the cheer-ished vibes all morning. I was doing the work thing, not really making much note of what was going on outside Tester Land, when i got a call that there was a box for me at the front desk. It was from David, a Loverboy Teddy Bear. I was all sorts of giggles and squeals of delight. It was perfect, even though it did reduce me to being a Complete Dip.

Tomorrow evening is the Lunar Eclipse, which is conveniently timed at seven in the evening and lasts for about an hour. How often does it ever happen that you don't have to get up in the middle of the night to watch this stuff? And to be right at dinner time on a night without the children was too great an opportunity to pass up, so I invited David to watch it with me on a picnic blanket in our front field, or in our living room if it's too cold and cloudy. Either way, I'm really looking forward to the date.

Over the weekend, we dealt with the jeep's tire issue, replacing the totally blown away tire and getting a second new one as well. We took advantage of the two hour wait and walked to the cinema, where we watched The Spiderwick Chronicles which was charming, delightful and suspenseful. The whole family had a grand time, and then lounged at Barnes & Noble while the jeep finished up. We all felt wonderful and picked up a pizza on the way home -- a better Family Saturday hasn't been had in a long time.

Sunday we made an apple cake together, baked in the heart cake mold that Graeme and I just adore, and it turned out to be delicious. We took it to Barbara and Charlie's celebration of his birthday, and he declared it to be so good as to rank in the Favorite category. I assured him that he could have another any time he cared to, no birthday required.