One. Get this: I had not one, but two dates with my Main Man this week. We had a little extra time between activities on Wednesday, so we stopped by a little bakery on the way. We talked, looked at the darling art on the walls, and had a great little getaway. Last night, after an evening of swimming lessons and a quick run to the college to turn in an assignment, we decided to have dinner out. I loved every moment. He really is the most interesting person I know. Two. Sometimes a really good pastry, in this case an Apricot Almond Bar, and a cup of coffee make everything better. Especially while spent hearing all about a certain handsome fellow's day. I was refreshed and ready to tackle my last class. Three. Thank you, Mother Nature, for making today a Snow Day. I got up, confirmed, turned off our alarms, and enjoyed another blissful hour of sleep. The perfect way to start a week long break. Even though it scarcely resembles its namesake. And I have to snow blow our driveway. For the umpteenth time. Four. I met my goal of brown bagging my lunch every day this week. Not once did I grace the Student Center with my presence. In doing so, I saved about $25 and feel so much better all around. It's nice to know that I can get lunch there if I need to, but my goal is to make it a very rare occurrence. Five. Who decided that it was a legitimate practice to fry vegetables? I bow to you, my friend. The occasional fried green bean is a delicious treat, indeed.
As luck (and perhaps divine intervention) would have it, Mario is home all next week. Which means this girl is taking a wife-/mom-cation. I am packing my bags and spending two whole days away from home. No classes, no cooking, no laundry...I am going to pretend that I am footloose and fancy-free. I get very few opportunities to press the reset button, and this is one of them. I am determined to make the most of it.