We were ready to celebrate Valentine's Day. We were just a little short on the willing and able!
Cards and present made? Check.
Valentine gifts wrapped? Check.
Dessert cookie baked? Check. (Never mind that I couldn't find my heart-shaped springform pan. I free-formed it pretty well!)
No one told us about the possibility of nasty colds that made the whole prospect of spending a lovely evening together, complete with Rick's wonderful cooking and bread, a less than appetizing prospect! True, we enjoyed some bread and cheese, then said goodbye. Rescheduling a must!
I did get his gift finished. Those of you who have been reading awhile know that each year I make him a book that summarizes our year, complete with bad poetry! This was no exception.
The cover was a collage using dictionary pages, acrylics, leather die cuts and stamps. Inside, a look at our year.
No subject was off limits, whether in a photo collection...
.... or poem.
And of course, the Toddler Twosome made up more than a few pages!
I didn't get a lot of painted Valentines done but here is one...
...and another. I later painted the address of the recipient on the mailbox.
We figured we would try again on Sunday. After a day with minimal sleep the night before and a dishwasher problem at my house (it was overflowing and then dripping into the basement. I think my basement just wants to be wet), I was looking forward to being pampered!
And I was. Only, Rick's sink was having water issues too and not draining. So, he brought over dinner and cooked it here! My favorite, shrimp and grits! (Dishes by hand.)
I came up with a very impromptu table!
It was all delicious -- even the Valentine cookie. (Monique, thanks for idea and the link to the recipe HERE)
After dinner, we enjoyed "Midnight in Paris" before retiring to our respective corners and trying hard not to contaminate the other. We'll see if it worked!
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