Monday, February 14, 2011

In an effort to be positive

It was 45 degrees here this morning.  Of course it was snowing by 5 p.m., but it was definitely warm this morning.

I only had to work for 20 minutes today.  Of course, that was because the school nurse called me 20 minutes after I had begun teaching.  Of course, I was in Ithaca, about 1.5 hours away from Ryan's school, and Kel had an appointment, so even though he was able to pick up Ryan from school, I still had to pack up and leave.  So I drove 3 hours for 20 minutes of work.

Ryan is okay.  It was just allergies.  Of course, now we have to do nebulizer treatments in the morning until he doesn't sound like a frog anymore.

It's Valentine's Day.  Of course, my ever-practical husband, whom I love dearly, didn't get me anything, not even a card, because, and I quote, "You didn't tell me you were getting me anything."

He did bring home a chocolate cake for everyone.  Of course, this was on a day that I had eaten so beautifully clean.  How can I say no to chocolate cake my husband surprises us with on a Valentine's Day?  I mean, it was basically my only gift.  I ate two pieces and they were delicious.  I do not feel guilty.

Tomorrow is a new day.


  1. Tommy hasn't forgotten the year I said he shouldn't get me anything, and then had my feelings totally hurt when he didn't. We agreed to cards this year (his lovely notes are always an awesome gift), but suddenly he was running out at 6pm yesterday because he was working today and forgot what day today was. Sorry your day was rough. I hope you know how awesome you are, and how strong and loved you make so many women out there feel with your support and enthusiasm.

  2. My wife has this belief that V-day is a retail generated holiday created by evil people at Hallmark and FTD Flowers. I do not discourage this activist line of reasoning!

  3. I have decided that I am no longer celebrating Valentine's Day. I don't need a holiday to let me know how much I'm loved. Flowers or small tokens of affection on random days mean so much more than overpriced roses on a day that everybody else is getting them.

    On the other hand. a chocolate cake is ALWAYS welcome in my house.

  4. I am not a fan of Valentines day, or as I call it, VD. I am always disappointed by it, so I quit and now call it VD.

    I have had a string of clean eating days topped off by well meaning friends bringing over.. brownies, cookies, and cake. I do so good when the stuff isn't here. One friend is always making cookies and bringing them over "for the guys" Yeah. Right. Those treats sit there and wink at me until I give in...

  5. Next time just plan for yourself and have a bottle of wine ready to accompany dinner! :)

  6. My ever-practical husband did not do anything for me on Valentines day either. I am cool with that. Its when he misses my birthday and our anniversary that I lose it!

    I hope your son feels better soon!

  7. You are so resiliant! (did I spell that wrong?) Oh, and add my husband to the "ever-practical husband" list. I still feel loved.

  8. Glad your boy was okay! And lucky lady with a Valentine who brings her chocolate cake!!


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