Monday, February 14, 2011

A Good One

On Friday night Todd surprised me with these: (although there were originally 6.  I ate two before I could even get my camera out.)

And this:
It was a wonderful surprise after a long day.  The man is lovely.  And smart.  He is a good one, for sure.  It was a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day a little bit early.  He knows me well.

The rest of the weekend continued to be lovely, despite having a slight case of the flu on Sunday.  The weather was in the upper 40's all weekend, which may not sound great to some of you, but to us Wisconsinites it is AWESOME.  We were very happy.  The kids spent a lot of time outside with Todd and I got some very much needed alone time on Saturday when I traveled to Madison to audition for Listen To Your Mother.  I read this piece (with some modifications) and it seemed to go well.  We shall see. 

After the audition I went to the mall.  By. Myself.  It was amazing!  I can not remember the last time I got to stroll through a nice mall all by myself.  I tried on dresses.  I bought Todd some Packer stuff for Valentine's Day (nothing says romance like Packer football!).  I bought little treats for the kids.  And I even bought some new underwear at Victoria's Secret.  I can't tell you how excited I am about that.  I have lost quite a bit of weight lately and I had no idea what size bra I should be wearing.  After being properly measured and given the right size bra I feel like a brand new woman.  I am so comfortable now.  And I look much better, thankyouverymuch.  When I got home that afternoon everyone was happy to see me, and that is always a good thing.

Sunday was a bit of a struggle because I had the flu, though I think it was a mild case.  When my stomach settled down some I was able to take a bit of medicine and then I felt much better.  Todd had taken the boys to church and then to the store and lunch so Grace and I got some quality snuggle time too.  When Todd and the boys returned they brought a brand new printer/scanner/copier with them to replace the one that the boys had previously broken (they must have jammed something up inside of it cuz it was seriously damaged).  I was very excited. 

The rest of the evening was spent making Valentine's Day cards and coloring.  And I made Todd's favorite soup, because he certainly deserved it.  And even though Todd started to come down with the same flu I had we are all feeling healthy and well again this morning, just in time to enjoy the "day of love".  I gave the kids their own special little valentines and the day started out as it should, with excitement, and happiness, and hugs.  Then I bundled them up and shuffled them off to school to enjoy more Valentine's Day madness.


It was a good one. 

I hope you have your own "perfect" Valentine's Day too!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Rima said...

Happy Valentines Day, Kat!

Kelly said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend..with the exception of the flu part. Those strawberries look yummy!! Hope you all have a happy, healthy valentines day!

Hilary said...

It sure sounds lovely.. except for the flu part. Good luck with your audition!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That bath looks heavenly!!

CJ xx

Allison said...

Wow! What an amazing weekend (minus the flu part)! You definitely deserved it.

I can't remember the last time I indulged in some new undergarments! LOL.

Kat said...

Allison- It may sounds silly, but the new bras may have been the highlight of my weekend. I'm not kidding. I was so excited about it. I guess it's the little things. ;)

Dawn said... do have a good husband! I hope you get picked for that show in Madison. I loved that post. Happy Valentine's day. I'm glad everyone is feeling better.

Elaine A. said...

First, I have to say that I recently got new bras at Soma and yes - I'm like a new woman!!! They are THE most comfortable bras ever and it has kinda changed my life - ha!

Also, you have a wonderful, sweet husband and I'm so excited to hear how it goes for you with the Listen to Your Mother audition! Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Minus the flu your weekend sounds great! Happy Valentine's Day!

Lisa said...

Yay for happy heart days & packer wins! I was thinking of you last weekend & kept meaning to check in over here after the big victory. Glad all is well in your casa & Happy Valentine's Day to all!

Mom24 said...

Happy Valentine's Day! How yummy do those strawberries look? What a guy!

I love that post of yours. I hope they include it. I think every mother can relate to it.

(Can I come take a bath? Gorgeous!!!)

designHER Momma said...

Oh Kat, the whole "going to the mall all by yourself" had me at hello.

To have a few hours by myself would be amazing. I might need to make this happen.

And you? Deserve it to the max!

Tonya said...

That bath looks heavenly! I am glad your flu was short lived for both of you guys. I hate being sick.

imbeingheldhostage said...

If you hadn't had the flu I might have been able to really feel some animosity towards you. Chocolate strawberries AND a bath (and alone time???).

tweetey30 said...

I got flowers on Friday and a stuffed puppy dog.. thos chocolate strawberries look so yummy.. thanks for sharing..

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Suldog said...

Here's hoping you get the part!

Krystyn said...

Wow! What a great time (except the flu)...a trip to the mall by yourself? Strawberries? A bath? Awesome.

April said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous Valentine's Day and weekend! :-)

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson