Family – It was a week of family. Step-daughter flew in for a short stay and we had a bridal shower for a grandniece. Always good to see family!
A holiday? – When I was a kid, Valentine’s Day was so exciting. We would decorate a shoebox with hearts and lace; put a slot in the top; and hope kids would put cards in. Now that we are older, it’s different. There’s no shoebox. Not many cards either. I don’t like eating out on “the day” because it’s crowded. Flowers are overpriced. I’m such a curmudgeon but still a romantic. We celebrated this past week and missed paying extra for everything.
Getting lazy – We are planning our house projects for this year. Usually there is an extensive list. Some are “for pretty” but most are routine (I hate to waste money on stuff you can’t see…like water heaters). We look at these projects differently these days. We won’t be in this house for many years so we make our improvements widely appealing. Last year we had to replace the stair carpet. We had a gorgeous oriental with beautiful colors. I loved it but the bottom step wore bare. We replaced it with a lovely neutral that will work with anything. We will do the same with the island countertop this year. Maybe I’m tired of neutral stuff or maybe I’m tired of house projects but the list is smaller this year.
A lost day – Periodically I get eye irritation, a non-contagious conjunctivitis. It can happen out of the blue for no apparent reason. I got a flare up this weekend. When this happens my eyes water profusely. It feels like I have sand in my eye and I am very sensitive to light. There is no magic cure. I stay out of bright light, use drops and hot compresses. Within a day or two, it subsides. Since I’m house bound, I watch daytime TV (groan). I look for the fun talk and cooking shows and avoid game shows. This time I got it on a Saturday. Gah! Cartoons! I listened to music.
He’s the best! – While I was hiding from bright windows and tearing up from nothing, the beloved husband surprised me with a Starbucks mocha latte. Better than steroids. He’s a keeper for sure.
So how was your week?