Valentine's Day was a busy one for the Rivendell household. lavendargrrl
went to work at the yarn shop, and I logged in remotely and spent three hours or so working myself. Then I sneaked upstairs to wrap the supersecrets before ohari
, the Baby and I took ourselves to Poly Munch.
But not directly. I was driving, and Chris doled out the directions for the side trip as we went.
Chris: Go north on Kingshighway.
Me: Is it okay if I pick it up at Chippewa, or are we going somewhere between?
Chris: No, that's fine.
*drive drive drive*
Chris: Turn right at Vandeventer; go .4 mile. Turn right at Shaw; go 264 feet.
Me: Are we going to Gringo Jones or the Bug Store? Cause that's all there is right there...
Gringo Jones it was. My big Valentine's present is a new pair of griffins for the front steps, to replace the ones that went walkies three years ago during the time this house was being rented out. (Tenants said, "We never saw them!" Yeah right. But I discovered their absence after I'd already returned their deposit.) They weren't in stock and will have to be ordered, so we'll probably get them in mid-March. This time they will be epoxied to the porch, TYVM.
Stopped by the String Store to check in on Tammie and see if we could extricate her for the rest of the afternoon. String Store was bouncy with puppies (a 12-week-old chocolate lab/shepherd/something mix that Sandy is fostering, as well as her own two dogs), but we got Tammie out of there anyway.
Off to Munch, where we ran into Modrid whom I haven't seen in quite a while, as well as most of the Usual Suspects and soraidh
"Once you fall under the spell of Rivendell, forever shall it dominate your destiny..." - reannon
(Correct the quote, ekd, if you remember, cause I don't think this is quite right at the beginning.)
After much eating of not-very-good pizza, Rosa had a date with Daddy. They had a Valentine's Day reservation at White Castle. Yeah, the idea boggled my mind too. But in any case we dropped her off and took ourselves to our next event: Coraline at Ronnies. Where we bumped into and sat next to tsita
and her mystery date. *wink*
Before the movie, there was a text update from transplantmom
...we decided to invite her to join us for our dinner reservation after the movie.
Movie was fantastic, in the original sense as well as the modern one. We, or some subset of us, will be going back to take the Baby. Not as creepy as it could have been, but plenty of satisfactory creepiness.
Then dinner at Onesto, where the Valentine's Day theme was "Lady and the Tramp". Tables had been re-dressed in red and white checked tablecloths, chianti bottles with candles, the whole bit. There was a photographer doing pictures with a backdrop from the movie and bits of spaghetti for posing; of course we had one taken. Tammie convinced them to give us the file, so when that arrives I will post it for your delectation. The chef had come up with some fabulous specials and desserts. Dinner was lovely, and it was great that Selena was able to join us. Tammie and I had wild mushroom spaghetti, Selena had lobster and goat cheese not-ravioli (they were stuffed pasta, but I can't remember the correct name), and Chris had a pizza.
Just now, Chris and I got home from breakfast and a quick grocery trip, just in time for Rosa to arrive back from Daddy's house. Daddy has a date (woohoo!) so we're "babysitting". Baby and I are going to decorate sugar cookie hearts for Valentine's Day. Maybe there will be pictures later.
And after that I have to work some more. Being on jury duty this week has put me quite a bit behind on my project due Monday.