“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dentist+Run+Food+Wine = True Love

Where's my V-day chocolate?
So, how did I spend my Valentine's Day evening? 

I started with a nice cleaning at the dentist.  I hate the dentist.  They informed me that one of my fillings had fallen out - Really?  Is that why it hurts to chew on that side?  Ha.  I rushed away from the dentist and said I'd replace the filling later so that I could make it to my group run meetup.  I had run my scheduled 4 miles yesterday, so I could do an easy 2 miles with the group before our planned Valentine's "Party". 

And yes, Mark was at home watching Avery during this Dentist visit and run.
He loves me better anyway.
After the run, we drove over to Chipotle, bought burritos and nachos and brought them back to my house.  I'd also purchased some awesome brownies from Sugardaddy's earlier in the day.  We ate food, drank wine (or beer) and talked....while Mark went and did his run on the treadmill.
I'm a terrible blogger, this is my only picture and it's of the brownies.
Avery fussed for a lot more than usual this evening - I think she was jealous that we weren't sharing the brownies or wine.  She then went to bed the easiest she ever has.  I told my buddies that meant they all had to come over every night.  They think I'm kidding.  :)

By the end of the wine, beer, brownies and burritos...two out of the three running buddies at my house agreed to babysit Avery some night so that Mark and I could have a date night.  One word, awesome.

Some people may gasp that my husband and I didn't do anything special for V-day.  I did buy him his own peanut butter brownie, and a card!  

We've been married over 10 years, and our Anniversary is March 3rd, so Valentine's Day has become a no-big-deal thing for us.  Ironic, considering he proposed on a Valentine's Day 13 years ago.  (I thought he was breaking up with me at the time).
Our Wedding Day - March 3, 2001
To make this a more stereotypical v-day post, I'll tell you about how we met.  We were both in the same pre-law fraternity and were at happy hour.  My friend E needed to get R's signature for something, so R told E to profess undying love to Mark every 5 minutes for the next hour in order to get the signature.  That would have been too boring, so we kept coming up with more and more inventive ways for E to profess love to Mark. For the last one - we knew it had to be good, so E and I staged the whole top gun "You've lost that Loving Feeling" thing.  Afterwards, giving us the dirtiest look ever, Mark turned to R and said "give her the damn signature".  Ha.

We continued to not like each other until the next semester.  The next semester, I kept conning new people in the fraternity to sing "You've Lost that Loving Feeling" to Mark.  If that's not true love, I don't know what is.  (whether he agrees with me or not).  A few pictures of us over the years...
Our England trip from 2003
Costa Rica 2005
Yosemite, California 2007
October 2011
On a side note - I purchased a domain name for this blog today -and it seems to be causing the comments and blog to act a bit wonky while it's figuring out the switch-over.  Feel free to beat me for this later.

UPDATE:  As of tonight, February 17th, it's all working again.  It required a really stupid easy fix, and I blame blogger.  I'll have to make that a separate post.

Can you top going to the Dentist for pure awesomeness on V-day???

What should Mark and I do for our upcoming date night?

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so I spent my Valentine's Day socializing with a customer at a conference. It was fun but not the same. Usually though, we do nothing - it's just another day for us.

    Date night? Hmmm, nice dinner and a show somewhere? Or a movie?


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