Hope you all had lovely Valentine’s Days! It’s never been one of my favorite holidays (blah weather, expensive flowers, packed restaurants, red everywhere), but I do enjoy all the love and chocolate talk. And the romantic excuse to write gushy cards : )
(No chocolate allowed at this breakfast)
T and I went out to dinner on Monday night to celebrate finding one another. We both feel so thankful that we came together at this point in our lives. It was quite serendipitous, actually. He had been looking and looking for “the one” for years, and I had no idea if I’d ever move beyond a first date again, so we both feel so grateful.
We shared “Chocolate Many Ways” for dessert following a great meal at Hamilton’s. I am generally a vanilla girl (although, if you want to get technical, I’d go in the middle with caramel/butterscotch/toffee any day), but I do love me some chocolate when it’s dark and rich. The tall one in the back was white chocolate coconut and the front one was hazelnut. Both were outstanding!
I also got roses and a lovely card <3
I took a field trip over to Gearharts, THE place to be on February 14: chocolate heaven! I bought some toffees to give as a gift, and sampled this delicious complimentary whiskey truffle while I was there.
I missed having the other love of my life around to squeeze, but I was able to Facetime with him from Atlantis and I got a very sweet “I miss you Mommy”. They are having a great time, and he told me all about the fun water parks there. We tugged on our invisible strings.
I had a dinner-y lunch because last night I had a 9pm soccer game. Who schedules soccer games for 9pm on Valentine’s Day!? This bowl was a mash of sautéed kale and peppers, leftover rice, leftover bacon, and feta cheese. Delicious combo! I had a simple sandwich for dinner before my game – can’t have too many vegetables before playing sports.
I am taking on a new work gig not related to KERF that I will tell you all about soon. It’s exciting and a bit scary all in one! I’ve spent a lot of time gearing up for that this week.
Lastly: I watched The Bachelor yesterday, turning it on whenever I needed a little break (which I, um, made lots of excuses for!). Although I was surprised and disappointed with who Nick sent home at the end of the episode, I thought it was a great episode all around. I have no idea how this season is going to end! Please share your thoughts (and spoilers will likely be shared for those who haven’t watched yet) in the comments.
Also: just a few weeks until the new Survivor starts! Maybe this will be the season when lots of you chime in : ) It’s a returning cast of game changers!