Let’s get right to business this week, shall we? I’ve got three things making me happy and I’m excited to share them with you.
Thing 1: It’s Valentine’s Day and that means I’ll be making cream puffs. It’s a family tradition that you can read about here. And also, hooray for Valentine’s Day! It’s a day to celebrate love . . . all kinds and any kinds of love. And by that I mean romantic love, of course, but also the love between friends, the love of a parent and child, the love of a pet. All I’m saying is love is love and it’s a day to celebrate that.
Thing 2: Vacation! That’s right, next week is February school vacation week around here and that means Dale and I are off on an adventure. I’m calling it The Off-Season East-West Tour of Massachusetts. Why a tour of Massachusetts, you ask? Because I don’t like the idea of flying in February. Listen, I’m mature enough to know that I’m immature enough to not handle the cancellation of a flight to somewhere warm. Plus, I want a new dining room floor more than I want a tropical vacation right now. So, we’re going on a mini road trip for part of next week, revisiting some places and also going to new places we’ve always meant to visit. Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own backyard.
Thing 3: A new car! We traded in Dale’s aging Forrester and got me a brand new Outback. It’s black with black interior (which is what I actually wanted 3 years ago when I leased my current Outback but they made me such a deal on the red one I couldn’t pass it up.) and her name is Veronica . . . as in Veronica Lodge. She’s sharp and sexy (well, as sexy as a little glorified station wagon can be) and loaded with lots of bells and whistles. I think our road trip next week will be a fantastic opportunity to get to know her. And yes, I know you want photos but it was dark when we picked her up last night. They are coming, I promise.
And those are 3 things making me happy today. I hope you’re having a terrific Thursday and I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day! If you wrote a post for today I hope you’ll include your link below.
Congrats on the new car! Subarus are great cars (I had a Forester for almost 14 years until I got a new car last year). It should be good for your state tour, especially if there’s snow to contend with.
You clearly have to take a road trip if you’ve got a new car! Enjoy all the bells and whistles and your traveling companion. I forgot about Valentine’s Day cream puffs; they look so good that someday I’m going to make them myself!
Robby H says
A new car! (in my best Don Pardoe voice). That makes a trade-off for a vacation a lot more tolerable. I’m just going to mention that Jimmy Buffet is a good February car companion when one is kind of over winter. Have fun!
Robby H says
P.S. I did NOT mean Jimmy instead of Dale. Jimmy in addition to Dale was the idea. Just to be clear. ; )
A.Brand.New.Car!! How fun. I might be sort of starting to look around for one myself soon… and we already have/had a couple of Subies in the family, so I’ll be looking at those, too. Yay, ROAD TRIP!! Have a blast!
New car and vacation!! Wooo! Hooo!!!! I think your road trip sounds like so much fun!!
Three great things! Vacation is always nice, even if it’s just a road trip. We’re living on a tropical island and still enjoy our (little – it’s a small island) adventure road trips. And having a new car to drive around is nice too.
Happy Valentines Day!
Jeannie Gray says
Can’t wait to see pics of the new car! A road trip in the new ride sounds like a wonderful vacation. We’ve done that every time we’ve gotten a new car. We once picked up my new ride (before we were married) on a Friday evening, drove from Virginia to Miami, FL and back in time for me to go to work on Monday morning. And yes, Jimmy Buffett went with us. 🙂
Touring close to home is a great idea. It’s fun to discover and rediscover amazing things.
Have fun getting to know your new car. A road trip around your own backyard is sometimes a lovely vacation, especially the wandering around part. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Great things, ALL! (I’m wishing I had a cream puff right now. . . )
Welcome to the family Veronica! You’ve got lots of fun times ahead! Congratulations Carole and Dale, I love my Outback and the bells and whistles that I thought I never needed are pretty sweet! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Judy Shaw says
Those creme puffs look positively amazing! Yummy, too.
Judy Shaw says
PS Might you share the recipe?
The cream puffs look a-mazing! Yum! I am also on vacation next week. Hooray for vacation!
One of our best school breaks was spend on a staycation, all day trips within an hour or so of home. I hope you’ll post about your state travels! Enjoy.
Your new car sounds fabulous! I love my (almost) black car (even without all the bells and whistles).Veronica IS sexy because YOU’RE sexy! Your trip sounds like a fantastic idea. We’ve talked of doing the same in our back yard. It would be fun to get off the beaten path and enjoy some of Utah’s back country. If I ever get to MA I hope you bake me a pie and cream puffs. YES! I would eat them both!
Congratulations on the new car! and what perfect timing for your road trip. sending wishes for good weather and lots of fun adventures!