So….whatdya do for Valentine’s Day?
Being married to a CPA means Valentine’s Day gets a little lost. By this time every year my husband is buried under mountains of tax returns and client questions. That means family stuff gets pushed aside for a while. It’s OK, he makes up for it during his slower times. We all understand. And I have learned not to expect anything for Valentine’s Day (or my birthday which is later this month).
Then occasionally he surprises me. Like yesterday. One of the boys was sick the day before, so we all decided to sleep in and just hang out instead of going to church. There I was all snuggled in my bed, dreaming of white sand beaches and cool drinks with umbrellas when I was shaken awake. “Happy Valentine’s Day!” he said with a kiss. He told me to get up and get dressed, he was taking me out.
On Sunday?! At 7am?! YAWN.
It took me a few minutes to wake up enough to realize this was a rare opportunity and I should get myself in gear. After checking on the kids and giving them Valentine’s Day candy and kisses, I showered and dressed for my mystery morning date.
We drove into the city and walked through downtown, exploring old hotels and historic sites. We ate Mexican food and watched some street performers. It was a nice, relaxing date and so lovely! Then we did what old, married people do….we drove back home and took naps, then later sat in our recliners and watched The Amazing Race (which we recorded on Friday and hadn’t watched yet).
All in all, it was the perfect V-Day.
By the way, have you seen the new AR cast? It’s all social media people. You Tubers, Vine, etc. I will be amazed to see how these young, slightly arrogant folks do when pushed to the limit. Just the first leg of this season has many of them crying and whining. It didn’t take long for me to find my favorites and who I hope gets eliminated early.
As for us, things are generally quiet here. My older kids are all off on adventures and my younger ones have a load of school work. So I just kinda do laundry and make sure there is food in the fridge. All morning I check school lessons and help the boys and all afternoon we straighten the house and try to recover from the past few months of neglecting the housework.
I am starting a new project today that will be pretty consuming. Our guest house (which is now more of a young adult hangout) had a water leak that we didn’t know about until it had ruined the floor in the bathroom and kitchen. The shower also has to be removed and rebuilt. So we are starting the process of emptying out those 2 rooms and getting it ready for some major demo. I’m really looking forward to getting it torn out. It is a mess right now of warped floor and crumbling tiles.
Tax season is always a good time to start projects because my husband is too busy to pay attention so I can just tear things apart to my heart’s content. I do run the ideas and budget past him, but after that it’s just me and my sledge hammer, united in purpose. I love a good makeover!
I’m itching to get started.
Have a great week, my friends!
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