Apr. 23rd, 2013

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There's a lot of things I could write about.

I could write about my new-to-me car, which has had numerous starter/battery problems and how I'm furious at the dealership, but I still like the car. I could write about the continuing drama at work, and how I had a total breakdown while on the phone with my boss, yet somehow managed not to get fired. (It's all okay now, no worries.) I could write about the student I'm tutoring in English, or how my cat almost jumped off the balcony. I could write about my mom's recent visit, which involved a lot of shopping and eating and socializing, as well as a roadtrip to the Adirondacks. I could write about the Beatles tribute concert we went to last month, and how I've never seen R so excited as I did that night. I could write about the absolutely stunning wedding quilt my mom sewed for us, and the messages of love and support everyone wrote on it. I could write about Easter, or St. Patrick's Day, or R's birthday, or how I've been watching the 1978 animated Lord of the Rings (and my god, it is ever TERRIBLE), or how I went to the circus and got paid for it.

But I'm not going to write about any of that. Instead, I'm going to write about the lovely day I had yesterday.

We both had the day off, which is pretty rare. R woke up early and started baking bread. After I slowly woke up, we had a lazy morning in bed, watching YouTube videos and drinking tea (and coffee for him). We had a bit of adult time, then ate bread fresh from the oven and snuggled together. Finally, we dragged ourselves out of bed, took a shower, and then I talked to my mom for a while.

It was a beautiful day, so we walked over to the local library, enjoying the weather and talking about Lord of the Rings the whole way . R printed out some papers he needed for work, and I requested the next few Dragonbreath books, since R's reading them for the first time, and I gave away my copies to Aidan last year.

After we got home, I did a load of laundry, mostly so I could feel that I did something productive. Later that afternoon, we went out for the first ice cream of the year. We stopped by a local ice cream stand that makes all of its ice cream from scratch, and it was seriously delicious. I can't say enough good things about a scoop of cookies-and-cream in a waffle cone. Then we made our way over to the duck pond, and watched all the ducks and geese waddle around and paddle in the water. We tried to feed them some dried corn, but no one seemed very interested in eating...I think they were all too concerned with attracting mates to bother with food. We even saw one goose sitting on her eggs. I definitely want to go back in a few weeks when the ducklings and goslings hatch.

R had a restaurant gift card that his dad gave him for his birthday. So we went out to eat at a restaurant far above what we can usually afford; R had schnitzel, and I had pasta with Andouille sausage and a tomato-basil sauce. It was nice to sit in a fancy restaurant and pretend to be adults. I think we did worry the waiter a bit when she overheard us talking about banana apocalypses and Munchie Kitties, though. ;)

After we got home, we watched some of the special features on the Return of the King DVD, and marveled at how much Peter Jackson has changed in the last ten years. R had to go to work in the morning, so we went to bed at a reasonable hour, with the cat on my pillow purring up a storm.

R has to work all day today, and I have to go back to work tomorrow. But for now, I'm happy. It was a good day.


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