Today is Valentine’s Day and, while some people may think having the holiday fall on a Monday is a bad thing, I happen to think it provides a unique opportunity to celebrate all weekend long.
So that’s what we did.
I planned a romantic evening for us for Friday night, complete with a delicious dinner and other specialties.
We ate on a card table in the living room where the glow of candles and the warmth of the wood stove provided a wonderful atmosphere.
The pomtinis weren’t bad at all and the shrimp cocktail, filet mignon, baked potato and asparagus were pretty good, too.
The dessert, though, was the most festive part of the evening. I made chocolate dipped strawberries and heart-shaped chocolate dipped brownies. They were decadent, I tell you!
We spent Saturday running errands together and then went to a Valentine’s Dance in the evening. Sure, Dale had to work with the band but nothing is more romantic to me than seeing him sing and dance on stage – it’s how I first fell in love with him, after all. And we manage a dance or two for ourselves, as well, so it was a pretty nice evening.
On Sunday we continued with our quest to see all the Best Picture nominees by watching Toy Story 3 at home in the morning and going to see The King’s Speech in the afternoon. I’ve now seen half of the BP nominees and I’d be hard pressed at this point to pick between True Grit and The King’s Speech. I’m still holding my judgment until I’ve seen them all, though.
And now it’s Monday, and it’s Valentine’s Day, and I have memories of a great weekend to savor.