February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I'm sitting in the comfy chair in our livingroom with my feet propped up on the ottoman.  As I look around the room, I see furniture pushed away from the walls, a ladder up and there are a few drop cloths on the floor.  I spent time today working out and also putting a second coat on the entryway ceiling.  I'm in the comfy chair because I am in pain - lower back pain.  It happens, especially when I am doing too much.  But in my opinion the pain is worth it since I am getting a lot of work done on my house. 

Tonight for dinner instead of steak we ate pork stir fry.  Guess why?  Okay, I'll just tell you.  It is going to be in the 60's by the end of the week and we voted to save the steaks for the grill.  Yahoo.  The weather here is warm and in the 40's and the snow is melting.  But I'm not fooled, I know a spring snow storm could hit anytime. 

One more thing about meal time, we eat dinner at the diningroom table as a family about 6 days out of 7 each week.  Our son is 18 and we enjoy eating together and teasing each other, enjoying the food and laughing.  We have a good time. 

For dessert I made cut out butter cookies in different heart shapes iced with almond icing and pink and red sprinkles. 

I don't need flowers, cards or candy.  What I do need and want is to be with the family I love on Valentine's Day.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Watch that back of yours there is nothing brings you down quicker than chronic back pain.
Glad you had a nice family Valentines Day, and that your weather is warming up, wish ours was cooling off, but not as yet.