Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine's Day at our House

We're not big on Valentine's Day around here.  We usually exchange a box of See's chocolates and a card and call it a day.  And I usually get roses or flowers of some sort (but no chocolate for me this year because of the KETO thing--down 15.6 so far!).  A few times over the years we have managed to go out for a nice dinner but most of the time we don't want to bother to try and find a sitter.  Luckily starting next year that won't really be an issue anymore (the girls can be left alone now but don't like to be late at night).  And then I usually get the girls a little something small, like a small heart-shaped box of cheap chocolates and in years past a Valentine's themed Beanie Boo or something.  But they are done with Beanie Boos and Olivia doesn't really like chocolate, so this year I gave her Hi-chews and Kayley did get a heart-shaped box of Russell Stover chocolates (not as good as See's but WAY better than that cheap Palmer's crap that's not even real chocolate).

I worked from home today as I do most Fridays, and used my lunch break to run to See's for Paul's annual V-day box.  Kayley had stayed home sick, but was feeling better (she was mostly sick yesterday and on the mend today but still not quite good enough for school) so she came with me and I bought her a few pieces too as part of her gift (as I said, Olivia doesn't really like chocolate.  (WTF??!!??)).  After work, Paul and I had an appointment with the tax preparer.  Very romantic.  Then we picked up Papa Murphy's pizza for dinner.  Olivia went to a dance at school and normally Kayley would have gone but didn't because she's still a little sick, so the romantic evening I had planned didn't really happen, but I still cheated on my diet and had a glass of wine and some chocolate (in addition to the box of See's I had bought a strawberry and champagne flavored chocolate bar for us to share.  I just had one little square, but then I also had a chocolate caramel flavored macaron left over from my birthday dinner).  All in all, just an average Valentine's Day for the Nelson family.

Olivia and friends before the Valentine's Dance

I love this cute little owl I got from Pier 1 3 or 4 years ago


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