Fondue! / V-Day display at grocery store / Gabby! / My V-day flowers and balloon / The honeyman and I
Sarah update: Well, I had a relatively good week. A little busy here and there, but overall good. AND Thursday was Valentine’s Day, which was obviously the most exciting part!
The honeyman and I both took V-Day off, because I really love V-Day and we don’t usually have a whole day off together. He brought home a balloon and flowers for me the night before, and then V-Day morning we exchanged cards & presents (well, my main present actually didn’t come until Friday) and then went and worked out at the gym. We then went and picked up our taxes from the accountant, and then we saw Warm Bodies. You guys, Warm Bodies was SO GOOD. It put an interesting spin on zombies, it was funny, and it was sweet. Totally worth buying the DVD later. Aaaaand now I want to read the book, which I’ve heard is a bit darker but probably still good.
Anyways, after the movie we went to The Melting Pot. The honeyman made reservations for us two weeks ahead of time, so YAY him for being awesome. The Melting Pot was amazing. We sat in a little alcove booth that was so cozy and private. The food was AH-MAZ-ING. Like, I get fondue now. I’ve dunked stuff in chocolate before, and it was okay. This was fantastic. There were 4 courses, all super delicious. The service was awesome. They came and took our picture and put it in a little frame (part of the V-Day package), and also brought over two glasses of champagne. And seriously – THE FOOD. Dipping a perfect bite of cheesecake into melted milk chocolate and peanut butter may be the best thing I’ve ever tasted.
After dinner we went home, played Black Ops 2, and had some nice cozy time before I had to get up and get ready for work. Yeah, I had to work at 2 am on Friday… really should have thought about that, but oh well. Work on Friday sucked because I was super-tired, but V-Day was awesome and that’s all that matters. I love spending time with the honeyman. I must like him or something.
Oh, and my main V-Day present?
He gets me.
He gets me a weapon for V-day every year, and this is what I asked for this year. Glen uses something like this in The Walking Dead. AWESOME.
Worked out a few times this week, and my treadmill intervals are STILL kicking my ass. But instead of alternating 1 minute walking and 1 minute running for 20 minutes or so, now I’m alternating walking for 1.5 minutes and running for 1.5 minutes, for 20 to 25 minutes. Soooo, that’s good I guess? I don’t think I’m ever going to be a “runner”, but it’s a fun challenge I suppose. Oh and I’m still maintaining my weight, so that’s cool.
This coming week I’m working 68 to 74 hours, which is going to suck. I spent time this weekend trying to get a little ahead on posts. But reading might be slow this week (whatever, it’s been a bit slow all month), and my internet time will be somewhat limited. Don’t miss me too much.
How I’ll probably feel at the end of this week…
What’s good is that after next Sunday, I’ll have NINE days off. Sure, at least half of that will be spent recovering from having my wisdom teeth taken out, but at least I won’t be at work!
Bookish update: Ummmm yeah. The only book I finished this week was the third Harry Potter book for the readalong. Oh, and I finished One Good Earl Deserves a Lover last Sunday while I was at work, but that was just a fluffy mindless read and barely worth reviewing, even though I did.
I started The Prince and The Pauper last weekend… ugh. I got like 70 pages in, and I don’t know if I’m going to bother reading the last 120 pages or so. It’s so SLOW. Just proves that picking the shortest classics doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be easier to read than longer ones.
I finally got to start the second Ketty Jay book, The Black Lung Captain. Hooray! I’m about 2/3 of the way through it now. Loving these books. I even named my V-Day stuffed puppy Darian Frey after the captain in this series (and yes, the honeyman gets me stuffed animals for V-Day too, and I usually name them after a male character from books or movies I’m loving at the time). I’m going to try to fit in Me Before You and/or The Martian Chronicles this week, if work isn’t too hectic and annoying. (Rebecca, interested in reading The Martian Chronicles this week? I remember you mentioned maybe reading it together!)
OH and yesterday I decided to sign up for the Vanity Fair readalong. It’s going to be tough to cram the first half of the book into the next two weeks, but I really want to feel like I’m making progress on my Classics Club list and I’ve heard good things.
And finally, some links to interesting stuff:
Alright folks, I’m off to do worky stuff now. Enjoy your Sunday!!!