Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy V-Day, everybody!

Or, “Single Persons Awareness Day” – whichever you’re more comfortable with.

I’m having a good, traditional Valentine’s Day week, thank you for asking. I’ve received roses, heart-shaped cookies, pink strawberry-frosted mini-cupcakes, cards, and tonight is dinner at one of my favorite places in the bustling metropolis of Rochester. Family, friends and coworkers have been great about stretching the holiday out beyond the confines of a single day. Thank you, one and all. Considering how miserable the weather has been lately, it’s been a wonderful way to brighten the depressing blight of winter.

What’s on the docket for your Valentine’s Day celebrations?

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

January's been a blasty blast

Man, I’m getting bad at posting on a regular basis. I apologize, but most of you have been slacking as well, so I don’t feel nearly as bad as I should.

The new year started off on the right foot – dinner and a movie with the BF. One of the nicest meals I’ve had (on record, and I keep a record) and a relaxing evening, you can’t go wrong.

Caught up with a friend who used to work here and now works elsewhere. Her kid is one of the cutest I’ve encountered and it was great to visit with her. We need to do that more often.

Saw Avenue Q! It was *hilarious* in ways I never imagined it could be. If you have the opportunity to see this show, I highly recommend it. I laughed so hard I cried. I may have even peed a little. The songs are fantastic, and the references to Sesame Street will slay you (if you grew up with Sesame Street, of course).

Spent a weekend with the BF’s kiddos and it went great overall. I only lost control of one child once, and crisis was quickly averted. I’ve been told I’m not the only one to have this happen and not to feel bad. The youngest only had one small and relatively short-lived meltdown, and I can live with that. Otherwise they really seem to like me and don’t mind me hanging around. I believe I got the equivalent of a standing ovation. They’re on board with me and their dad being an item, and that’s all kinds of awesome.

February is off to a good start as well. Grandma turned 80 so we ventured to the Northwoods for her birthday lunch this last weekend. While we girls lunched, BF was ice fishing with my uncles. His first “real” ice fishing adventure and I’m so proud of him. He was a trooper. Bringing along his own flask of Polish certainly helped to keep him (and my uncles) warm. The night was filled with heated games of “Fill or Bust” (a lot like Farkle, but with the added element of cards) and “Uno Attack” which leads to much swearing and aggravation. Great fun. The next day we went snowshoeing around the property, checked the deer stands, and came across 2 porcupines in 2 hollow trees. It was pretty cool. Lunch with Mom & Stepdad, and then we were on our way back to MN.

Those are the highlights. If anything else exciting happens, I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

And yes, I think this BF is a keeper – for reals. The family loves him to death. Summer may hold some interesting “developments.”