Here's a little of what we've been up to lately:
Tonight we're not doing much for Valentine's Day. The fact is, we're still pretty cheesy and romantic most days, so we basically decided to forgo the pressure of having to take it up a notch for one day. Besides, tomorrow we're headed for our little "we didn't gain any weight over the holidays" reward trip, and so we're saving our pennies to splurge there.
I am contemplating the purchase of a "Roger's Special" hoagie (Eric's favorite) for dinner, which (if I do it) we will briefly enjoy by candlelight with Martinelli's Sparkling Cider. After that romantic meal, Eric will dash madly to his evening class, where he will continue to learn about the growing field of employment opportunities for dashing young graphic designers such as himself.
Actually, I suppose that's more of what we will be up to, rather than what we've been up to lately. So, here's what we've been up to lately:
Last Saturday, Eric's mom started what may be the long process of teaching me how to tat. It took a while for me to get the hang of it, but I can definitely see improvement. We'll have another lesson on Monday, probably.
This is a treat for me because I've always wanted to tat. It's so dainty and pretty, don't you think? Also, it's kind of a dying art, and I like the thought of doing my part to keep it alive. Most importantly though, I like the thought of teaching my daughters and granddaughters to tat, and being part of the family tatting chain.
(Get it? The family tatting chain? Do I have a knack for wording or what???)
And as far as what Eric's been up to lately? Computer stuff. We bought a software upgrade, which necessitated getting a Windows upgrade, which necessitated getting more RAM, a new graphics card, and reloading all the software. Poor guy. He's been spending his life in the computer room this week. At least he has lots of robot friends there to keep him company.
Happy Valentines Day to you all,