Thursday, February 14, 2008

Saturday's Story

I just wrote this long, beautiful post about Saturday's adventures, and Blogger ATE IT! That SUCKS!

So, you only get the short version while I try to resist kicking, screaming, and throwing things. I wanted to go see Cloverfield, but then I remembered DTTF telling me that people were being warned about motion sickness, which meant that we had to wait for the movie to come out on DVD. I get motion sickness from playing or watching others play video games sometimes, so that option was out.

On to Plan B - Barnes & Noble. I knew I had to eat first, but the prospect of eating alone was kind of depressing. I first called my friend I'd had to cancel with earlier in the week due to being sick, but I only got her voicemail. I started scrolling through the phone to find someone else and was surprised by how many people I either was not in the mood to talk to, knew they had plans, or they lived too far away. One name kept popping out at me, so I dialed the number.

Turns out she was free, so we met at a great steak place after I dropped Tree Faerie off. We had melt-in-you-mouth-it-was-so-delicious steak and wonderful conversations. After dinner, we headed over to Barnes & Noble for over-priced-but-nice-for-a-treat coffee and an abundance of books. The great conversations continued. Before B&N closed, I purchased Stephen King's new book, Duma Key. The evening was wonderful and couldn't have been planned better.

I picked up Tree Faerie and had her home and back in bed by midnight. I still hadn't received a call from DTTF, so I called and left him a message telling him goodnight. I then picked up our new book and started devouring it. I went to bed around 1AM.

As soon as DTTF had a signal on his phone on his way home Sunday, he called ant talked to me until he pulled into the driveway. Tree Faerie was napping, so we ate lunch and he made a few phone calls. He was still on the phone when Tree Faerie finally awoke. As soon as she heard his voice, she sat up and said, "Dada?" I took her into the bedroom where DTTF was sitting with his back to the door. The moment she saw him she wanted down, so I set her on her feet. She toddled over to him and made it very clear that she had missed him and was very happy to see him. He quickly got off the phone so he could snuggle with his child.

We survived our first weekend with DTTF gone. Hopefully there won't be too many of those, though, because I really enjoy having my partner right next to me!

Happy Valentine's Day!


icanseeclearlynow said...

ok, this post could easily be placed on my blog. that's how much it sounded like a post that i'd write. i'm just saying.

i LOVE barnes & nobles! and ALL bookstores as big as that one. and i LOVE stephen king. i am reading a book by him right now ("lisey's story").

"... surprised to find how many people i was not in the mood to talk to ..."

this happens to me very often, lately. that's why the blogs are so enjoyable. the writers here stimulate my mind.

i love the relationship you have with your hubby.

i have had that experience with blogger eating what i write. GRRR!! that's the WORST! now i write everything in word document and save it, then i copy and paste it into blogger.

nice post, andrea.


Monnik said...

sounds like you had a great time! oh, how i want to be able to do something like that with a girlfriend really soon. :)

Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Devin said...


What a nice time with a friend. I really miss times like that, maybe in 2020.

carrie & troy keiser said...

I'm glad that you found someone to spend the evening with! Sounds like it was a good evening. Glad your hubby got home safe and sound and that you got a few mins to yourselves!