Hey, I hope everyone is having a lovely Valentine's Day! The big winner at our house was the birds--Ken bought them two new feeders! (The squirrels finally destroyed the one we'd had for a while.) He got me a beautiful card, a red rose (despite his recent entry about certified roses--but like he said, it was just one), and some candy hearts (a little joke for us, based on a Bob & Tom Show piece called "Candy Heart Wisdom). It was all very sweet, and I'm very happy with my Valentine, every single day!
We're having a little bit of a special dinner tonight. A couple of T-bones, a couple of potatoes the size of Nerfballs (okay, maybe not quite THAT big), and some blue cheese dressing for our salads. Oh, and a 2003 Cabernet. Blue cheese dressing is one of our treats for ourselves--even when I get the "light" kind, it still has a lot more fat than the dressings we usually eat. Jillian and I were talking today about how much we love our blue cheese dressing, and when you get it at a restaurant, it's not the light kind...full fat, baby! And oh man, is it ever good. That's why it's a rare treat for us, and I'm looking forward to having some tonight!
Work was a tad bit better today--only a half an hour of overtime instead of an hour and a half. See how sneaky they are? You work yourself into a whimpering little ball o' goo, and then when you don't work quite as hard, you think, "Hey, that wasn't so bad!" It's psychological torture, I tell you! Nah, today was a good day, and even though I was there a little longer than normal, I didn't feel quite as stressed as I have the past few days. It really was kind of a relief.
I got an email from my sister, and she said that yep, Steve was in Beirut and then Rwanda. She said we have ships everywhere in the world, within striking or helping distance of all locations, and we probably won't really know where Steve is at for much of the time. His wife has a MySpace page where she posts pictures of Hunter, so hopefully Steve is able to check it once in a while. <sigh>
Perhaps more later, but right now I need to finish filling out the termination forms to turn into my manager. Let's get this ball rollin'!