Sunday, February 17, 2013

Valentine's Day

Last week was a bit of a whirlwind as I returned to work after being out with the flu for nearly a week. Work is always busy, but especially last week while I tried to play catch up. I had to work yesterday too for an event, so a one-day 'weekend' doesn't quite feel like enough and I'm already dreaming about 5 pm on Friday.

With Valentine's and a crazy work week, I wasn't really on my A-game in the mom department. I baked cherry chocolate chip cookies for Kathryn's class on Valentine's Eve, packaged them in a regular Zip Lock bag and wrote a Valentine's message with a Sharpie on each kiddo's and teacher's bag in her class. 

There was nothing cute about them, but Kathryn was the only one who handed out homemade Valentine's, so I should get some mom points for that one, right?
Valentine's Eve, in her favorite nightgown from Nana

 All ready for her Valentine's Tea Party at school
E. J. and I were really excited because we had the rare opportunity for a night out, which also fell on Valentine's Day. We went to a Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen concert, which was great!

After work I picked up Kathryn, we made our way home and immediately dropped her off at my in-law's house. The concert started at 8, so we had to leave right away, eat a quick dinner out (I timed it, we ate in 11 minutes flat) and then made our way to the venue.
Speedy Valentine's dinner - can't go wrong with TexMex

The concert got out right after 11 and you would have thought it was four in the morning by the way I felt. We were home at midnight and sleeping by 12:30 am, but I'm so glad we were able to go!

My tired eyes tell the whole story - I'm not cut out for late, work night activities anymore that occur after a full day of work 
We left the concert right away, in fact the lights were still out and in true Barbara fashion, I missed two stairs and totally ate it in my heels. Thankfully no one could see my face, so I was completely anonymous after the embarrassing fall. But, I did get to take away a pretty awesome cankle and a nasty black and blue. This is the third or fourth time I've done this to my left ankle, so it's not exactly as strong as it used to be. (And after looking at that link, I realized I used "in true Barbara fashion" in 2010 too - see, it really is a thing. I'm terribly clumsy).

Despite the minor injury and lack of sleep, it was a great Valentine's Day spent with my loves. 


  1. Hey new friend! I'm so glad you found Bonfires and Wine and I'm so glad to have found you also! That's crazy how similar our lives are! My grandma, Paisley's great-grandma, is our "Nana" also! How crazy! The coolest thing about blogging has got to be meeting new friends! :) Have a great day!

  2. I just found your blog and am excited to meet you at Blissdom! My husband and I went to a concert last week and I was absolutely exhausted by 11pm as well! It's amazing how things have changed...although I've already enjoyed being in bed by 10pm! :-) Looking forward to seeing you in Grapevine!