February 14, 2009
A Great Big Happy Boomer Valentine's Day to ALL!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL AND ESPECIALLY MY FELLOW BABY BOOMERS!
I've been having such a busy weekend, actually celebrating Valentine's Weekend, that I almost forgot to post something on my blog... (OMG!)..
It actually began on Friday, as our 5 year old refrigerator started to make noise and smoke! Thank goodness I was home! I unplugged it and called for service and spent the next hour moving all the food to the 15 year old refrigerator in the basement...(another "thank goodness"!) Then we had to wait for a repairman to come and tell us it needs the compressor replaced for ohhh... about $700...yeah right, we bought it 5 years ago for $700. Oh yeah.. "that will be $65 for that opinion". So Saturday, we went out to stimulate the economy and bought a new refrigerator AND dishwasher (as it has been making a bad noise for a couple of months now) at the Sears Outlet that was having a convenient, half off sale. Then we rushed home, changed clothes and made it 10 minutes late for a 5:00 PM Valentine's Day reservation at the highest point overlooking the city of Pittsburgh, PA... great food and a great view of the 3 rivers and the city. We topped the fantastic romantic dinner off with a great desert and could hardly walk from being full.
The next day....actually Saturday, Valentine's Day, Feb. 14th, we went to see a great romantic movie, "New In Town", which we loved! As a side note, although I love action and sci-fi flicks, I LOVE a good story that not only has a love story where two people find the greatest gift in each other eyes and in spite of the obstacles, they DO NOT let it slip away! This also combined with a town of normal, everyday working people and how their lives intertwine and show the highs and lows of "real" life! Stories that capture those deep emotions and by the way, would be nothing without the music soundtrack, which brings all those emotions to a nth degree! Great stuff!
As we celebrated the dinner the day before, we came home after the movie and ordered a white pizza to be delivered and lit a fire.
It has been a GREAT Valentine's Weekend and I hope and wish ALL of you the same. May you all enjoy or find the gift that my wife and I found 16 years ago as we were married on Valentine's Day.