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