Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Recap...

I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day. Ours was really nice, well, it was nice after I got off work at 4:30.  I mean, don't get me wrong, I have a good job that I enjoy, but it's Valentine's Day and our 11th anniversary, so work was really the last place I would have chosen to be -- even still, I was in a really good mood today! Believe it or not, in the whole 11 years we've been married, this is the first anniversary we've spent apart. So, when 4:30 rolled around and I was done with work and meetings, Matt picked me up and took me to dinner at Pastafina, a lovely local Italian place. When he picked me up he brought me a dozen red roses, a box of chocolates, and a small box of Cherry Chocolate Bark, which is amazing stuff. My head is currently spinning ever so slightly from the sugar rush, but it has so been worth it. This is only the second time since we've been married that he's brought me flowers, so I was both charmed and speechless! I really love flowers, but my allergies don't like them so much.

We had calamari and shrimp, salads and braided garlic bread, lobster ravioli in brandy pink sauce (house specialty and it is amazing), and tiramisu at Pastafina. My god it was rich and delicious, and honestly, I couldn't have been happier. After dinner, we went to Hastings and wandered for a bit. We didn't buy anything, we just browsed around, and then came home, but it was nice to just look at the book covers together -- I saw several I'm going to look for on Kindle, but I can't remember what they are now. When we got home I put my roses in water and settled in to watch Eat. Pray. Love. It's on right now, in fact, as I type this. It's a good movie, but not my favorite, which I feel bad saying since it's a memoir of sorts. When it's over, and so is this post, I'm going to watch House, take a hot shower, and spend the rest of the evening cuddling with Matt. All in all, it's been an amazing Valentine's Day and Anniversary. The nicest we've had in a long time.

I was really happy this morning. It's a rare good day. The flowers are those Matt brought me this afternoon, with a slight Photoshop because my camera was trying to turn them pink. Stupid camera.  Aren't they pretty?!

The sunset was really beautiful tonight. While we were in town, leaving Hastings, I wished I'd had my camera. The clouds were gray on top and pink on the bottom, but I couldn't snap them because the camera on my phone is total junk. So, I caught this pictures of what was left of the sunset when I got home.  The other picture is, well, chocolate... I love chocolate!  It's been a long, long time since I've gotten one of those luscious red heart boxes, you know the ones wrapped in red with a gold bow. Matt brought me one tonight, with the flowers, and though the outside of the box turned out not to be terribly photogenic with the glare from my flash, the inside is amazing!

So how did you spend your Valentine's Day?  However you spent it, I hope it was as lovely as mine.

Good night.