Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Late Valentine's Day

(Dear reader, I warn you beforehand that this post is pretty boring. It is one of those "I'm going to document an event rather than write to entertain" posts. So if you want to laugh, skip to the joke at the end. Or just skip this post entirely. Thanks.)

Last night I started writing a blog post for Valentine's Day (yes, late) on Dave's laptop while he was watching the all-star basketball game. I wasn't really paying attention to the game, but it was still a little distracting. I also started dozing off as I was writing. The combination of the two made me finally just give up on the post. So I'm going to take another stab at my Valentine's pot... even more late this time.

On Valentine's Day Dave got up with the kids and let me sleep in for a couple of hours (which he actually does on most Saturdays, but that doesn't make it any less great... especially for someone like me who is not really a morning person by nature). When I finally came downstairs to eat breakfast, my entire kitchen and dining room were magically clean with a beautiful arrangement of roses in a vase where my dirty dishes used to be. It was a great start to a great day (whoever said housecleaning couldn't be romantic didn't know what the heck they were talking about).

Dave watched Jackson and worked on his lesson for Sunday while I took the two older kids with me to help clean the church (which was actually fun). Then we ran a couple of errands and came home.

After a normal Saturday afternoon, Dave and I left the kids with a sitter and went out. We had an uber-romantic dinner at Panera Bread. (Okay, you can laugh, but we didn't stand in line for 90 minutes like other Valentine's Days past and we had a great table with armchairs where we could see the fireplace.) =] Then Dave took me to see his lab at work. I'm ashamed to admit that although we've been here over 2 1/2 years, I've never seen more of Dave's work than the front desk. He showed me his office, the cleanroom and pointed out some of the features of the "tools" (big machines for manufacturing semiconductors) that he's working on. So often I take what Dave does for granted- it was fun to see the things that he's working on-- and get a small taste of how complex these robotic multi-million dollar tools are.

Every year on the weekend of Valentine's Day our church has a big area-wide dance for couples. We finished out the evening by going to the dance and jamming the night away. For those of you who didn't know me in college, I was really into ballroom dancing and took a class almost every semester. I had forgotten how much I love dancing. We hadn't been dancing in a couple of years and it was so much fun to do it again.

Well, I can see that my second stab at this post did not improve it much. Now that I've written it I don't think there is very much that is funny or of general interest, but since I've already written it I'm going to post it anyway. I do want to have at least one funny thing, so I'm going to throw in my favorite TV quote of the week: (it's from 30 Rock) "Don't tell me you are one of those convenient Catholics that only goes to church on Sunday!" It made me laugh out loud-- doesn't it remind you of how Mormons are too sometimes?


Carolina said...

That sounds like a great Valentines Day!

Greek Goddess said...

What a sweet husband. and how fun to get to go to a dance. Warren and I always lament the lack of church dances for couples once you're married. I suppose we should organize one, but that's just too much to ask for...
Glad you had a great day.