- I have no car. Not today, not tomorrow. I'm ok with that.
- I am only having clear fluids and jello in preparation for tomorrow. A little less ok with that.
I'm doing lots of laundry.
Eating jello. At least it's pretty!
I made granola. The usual recipe.
Checked out the second round of the Amaryllis blooming. Here it is 2 days ago.
Had some white grape juice.
Next, I made pumpkin bread. I've made this for many years, and it is terrific. The recipe makes 3 loaves.
Ran a loaf down to the in-laws. Yes. Ran. They live behind us, so I don't need a car.
Thought how the Amaryllis is looking rather Valentine-y today.
Is it not?
Started thinking about Valentine's Day and made my own cards. (I don't have a car today. Or tomorrow.)
Found some construction paper, printed this free printable from Time Warp Wife, glued it on.
This is so beautiful. I recommend you check it out!
Obviously the card was created with limited skill, but the words more than make up for that.
I was on a roll, so I made a card for Chickie.
When I was growing up, my Dad always MADE us Valentine's Day cards. Kind of like this, but he' d write his own verse.
My mom always sang the verse that I wrote on Chickie's card:
Would you be my Valentine?
She nodded her head,
And gaily said,
"I'll be your Valentine!"
I'll affix this to a big bag of M&M's and give it to Chickie tomorrow.
And since it's Thursday, and Valentine's Day, it would be unconscionable not to continue The List.
32. He still flirts with me.
33. My sister reminded me of this and told me she "expected to see it on the list"!.........
I worked Friday nights for many years. When I got home, Mister would often have a special dinner from the local farmer's market, a fire in the fireplace, and sometimes a bath drawn with rose petals strewn across it. He bought a kind of wire tray to lay across the tub that held a candle and a glass of wine.
34. Our first Valentine's Day, when we were dating - I came out of work that night to find my car full of big red heart helium balloons. Driving was a bit tricky, but that was ok. There were red hearts with messages he had written, taped to the dash. He even taped some hearts to the sign out front of the clinic, next to my name. I'll always remember it, because no one had ever done anything even remotely like that for me!
I love you, Mister! With all of my heart. Happy Valentine's Day!
And Happy Valentine's Day to the rest of us!