Valentine’s Day, winter weekend fun, and my last week of freedom
The first week of January and I didn’t get along very well. I was staring ahead into a period of unemployment (however temporary), the winter was all stupid and wintery (although we had it pretty easy back then and didn’t even know it), and my holiday trips and plans and schemes were all coming to a close.
“What am I going to DO!?” I implored Someone and my family members.
“You’ll have so much fun doing nothing! You can do whatever you want! It will be the best two months of your life!” They said.
“No, you don’t understand. I can’t be alone doing nothing. I CAN’T. Time will drag. I will go crazy. This will kill me.”
But here I am, less than a week of freedom left, and I’m wondering where all that time went.
Time spent in PA in front of the fireplace with Riggins and the family; in Williamsburg with my love; in NYC to see Pippin and eat delicious gluten-free food; in Marco Island riding jet skis with dolphins; and in DC spending hours at the gym, in the kitchen, and doing a massive puzzle (see below) really added up. I’ve got several things left to accomplish in my 5 remaining days (Costco, haircut, pedicure, more kitchen-stock-up cooking, etc.) but the main thing is to get rested and get pumped for the next chapter of my life.
What else to recap for you? Ah! Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day!
My roommate and I invited our girls over for some chocolate-eating, classic rom-com-watching fun. And although I forgot to break out my Ryan Gosling coloring book….
…we still had a great time!
The main event: my first REAL Valentine’s Day with someone special. MY Someone! A winter storm had dumped 12-inches of snow on us, but that didn’t keep Someone from getting my flowers to me on the day we were celebrating. He trudged through the snow to the metro and then through the snow again, both ways, to pick up my (beautiful, exactly the kind I love) flowers from the non-delivering-in-snow florist.
I’m a lucky girl. After a dinner at the location of our first date (almost 10 months ago, what?!?!) we listened to a Spotify playlist of 90s Love Songs and smiled at each other all night. Pretty great evening, if you ask me.
From snowy DC we headed to the Eastern Shore in Delaware for a reunion weekend with my college loves. We drank beers, ate, talked, laughed, sang and danced, and reminisced. I taught everyone the Sentence Picture game with hilarious results, and we all remembered just how much we love and miss one another. It made me extremely excited to reunite for a few wedding celebrations this summer!
Hope your President’s Day weekend of Love was fulfilling and relaxing. Only 5ish more weeks of winter…