As promised, here’s a recap of the events of our very pleasant (despite the inclement weather) weekend.
Friday, of course, was Valentine’s Day. My lovely wife and I had arranged a babysitter so we could go out to dinner, and she turned out to be available long enough for us to take in a flick as well, so we decided to go for it. Prior to leaving, though, we exchanged gifts. The girls had already enjoyed their present: A DVD of The Muppet Movie. I gave my bride a pair of gold heart-shaped earrings and a shirt with cherubim printed on it; she gave me the Gunsmith Cats DVD I’d requested and a DVD of Lawrence of Arabia as a bonus!
(Rounding out the additions to our DVD collection were the copies of Superman and Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing I gave Crystal for her birthday.)
We began with Japanese food; I had sushi, tempura and udon noodles, while my lovely wife enjoyed a meal of sushi and salmon teriyaki. It was drizzling freezing rain when we left, but when we emerged from the restaurant, the rain had changed to snow.
After our meal, we took in the musical Chicago. We both enjoyed it very much. (I'll share my thoughts on the movie later, but for now, here’s Roger Ebert’s review.)
The roads were treacherous when I took our babysitter home, but I drove carefully and made it back (obviously).
Actually, the snowstorm was kind of romantic; it reminded us of our first date, which took place during a torrential downpour. I think the fact that the soaking rain didn’t ruin our date indicated how right we were for each other. And the same is true today, nearly six years later; the snow could have been miserable, but as before, we snuggled close and laughed about it.
(continued in the next post)