Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love-ly . . . ?

This could easily be the least romantic Valentine's Day of my life. Well, aside from the ones I spent totally depressed and alone. I have to read a novel for class tomorrow and it's taking 900 years to figure out the mess students have made of sending their papers electronically (soooo annoying!) and I've been a grading fool all weekend. Nobody, except for me, was excited about the heart-shaped banana pancakes I got up early to make before church. Plus, the restaurant where we had dinner was inexplicably out of peach cobbler (is this the south or what?).

Here's what saved it: 1) the strawberry shortcake I was forced to order was totally fabulous; 2) The Baby Boy actually announced that he had to use the potty before he wet himself; 3) The Babydoll insisted on having Hubby take her to the store to get a "heart (shaped) box of chocolate" for me. Remember that she hates chocolate? But she knows that I adore it. I promise to recall this moment in a decade or so when I want to strangle her for being a defiant, annoying teenager.

All in all, what do I have to complain about? It's a lovely day!

5 comments:

ck said...

2) = YAY! that's awesome.

Reading this post has left me craving peach cobbler.

The Steel Magnolia said...

ck: I'm still craving the cobbler, too. Not enought to actually make one myself, but still . . . .

theycallmejane said...

Ah, welcome to Valentine's Day with children! We just gave up on Valentine's this year since Chinese/Korean New Year fell on the same day - between chocolate candy for Valentine's and chocolate coins for New Year our kids were bouncing off the walls!

Ink said...

The list of happy things is so awesome. :)

And I would have totally dug your heart-shaped banana pancakes.

The Steel Magnolia said...

Thanks Ink! I'm sending you some virtual banana pancakes right now!

Jane: I knew the Chinese New Year fell on Valentine's Day, I didn't know that it was also Korean New Year. I'll have to fuss at my husband and mother-in-law for not keeping me informed. Especially if chocolate was involved!