02-14-2013   1 comment

Valentines Day is over as I write this and we’ve had a great day.  My better-half had the day off so we spent the first few hours in bed this morning exchanging cards and gifts and making good use of our quality time.  It’s more difficult than I ever thought it would be to have time together. Her schedule makes it somewhat difficult but we’re dealing with it.

Being the loving person that I am I then volunteered to make us a breakfast of bacon, eggs, toast, coffee, and a jar of our home made rhubarb jam.  It really started the day off right and gave us a chance to catch up on a host of other matters.  We’re trying to make plans for an interesting vacation this summer, where to go, for how long, and all of the other preparations that need to be discussed.

We spent the remainder of the day running errands and just having fun together.  We picked up groceries for our evening meal and returned home late in the afternoon.  Our late dinner consisted of two excellent steaks, a pile of fried onions, a huge salad, and a bottle of pretty decent wine.  We then retired to the living room to watch a new movie I just received as a Valentines Day gift.  I laughed until I cried as "Ted" took over our reality for a couple of hours.  For me there is nothing better than lot of laughter and we enjoyed the hell out of that movie. She had to be at work at 5:30 am so she was off to bed soon after the movie ended.

I planned to remain awake for just another hour or so to give her a chance to get to sleep and was able to read five or six chapters of a new book I just started.  The cat arrived in the living room at his regularly scheduled time, climbed up on the chair, and wished me a Happy Valentines Day in his own weird feline way.  He also let me know in no uncertain terms that it was time for bed.  I opened the bedroom door and he immediately joined her there.

I ended up reading for quite a while and before I knew it it was 2:00 am.  I completed a quick check of the house. picked up a glass of wine, and walked out onto the front deck for a few minutes.  It was really cold but the night was crystal clear.  I sat for a while on a small bench we left out for these occasions and enjoyed the cold air and the absolute quiet. One of the joys of living in a rural area is the total lack of human background noise which we can only hear if the wind shifts in just the right direction.   The cat stuck his nose out the door but refused to join me.  I thought someone with a nice thick fur coat like his wouldn’t be put off by the cold all that much but he was.  He casually returned to the bedroom to enjoy his most favorite thing, the electric blanket.  He was down for the night finally.

All things considered it was a really wonderful Valentines Day.  I hope we have many more just like it.

Posted February 15, 2013 by Every Useless Thing in Just Saying

Tagged with , , , , , ,

One response to “02-14-2013

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Glad it was a good one! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: