2.17.2014

I Wore Pink

In case anybody cares:  Cardigan-Victoria's Secret, Dress-Target
You may or may not remember this but last year I got ditched on Valentine's Day so I wasn't sure what to expect this year if anything.  He claims it wasn't a ditching, I beg to differ but either way I got over it and we moved on.  You can read the gory details here.  He suggested that maybe we would celebrate it every other year but nothing was agreed upon so imagine my surprise when Mr. Valentine's Day hater suggested we make reservations in early January.  Okay, sounds good to me.  I'm not one to turn down a dinner date so I went with it.  We each chose two places and picked one out of a cup.  His pick Truluck's won and I thought it was really sweet that he offered a do over since I don't like seafood and there isn't a single appetizer on their menu that hasn't been ruined by lobster or crab.

I had to put on a bra.  And actual clothes.  I swapped my glasses for contacts and even put on a little make up.  Coming out of pajamas for the first time in a few weeks was slightly traumatic but I think I cleaned up okay.  
Date Night

Deliciousness!!!
D Bar was my pick.  We went there last month for dessert and I loved it. I spotted their Mac and Cheese with Chicken so I vowed to return and order it.  They had a special five course menu which is kind of annoying especially when they don't put it online and you want to try their regular menu.  It was actually a decent deal for $55 each but we really didn't feel like eating all that food so we went a la carte.  If the Mac and Cheese was not an option I would have been mad because it was truly the best I've ever had in a restaurant.  It's really hard to find good mac and cheese.  Theirs was really cheesy, full of flavor and had tons of crispy breadcrumbs.  MJ got the short ribs.  For dessert I got the Chocolate Molten Lava Thingy that everyone else has.  Really, that's what it said on the menu and it's always my first choice if they have it.  MJ got the Banana's Foster which he would never have been able to get had we shared, which we usually do but we wanted our own.  This was probably not the best meal for someone who's been sitting on the couch for the last two weeks and won't be exercising for at least another 4-6 but oh well.  It's Valentine's Day!

It was a dinner that we could have done on any other night.  I said no gifts but I did get him a little something because I really appreciate how well he's taken care of me and the house the last two weeks.  I had another suggestion about Valentine's Day.  I'm thinking we'll only celebrate it if it falls on a weekend.  If V Day is a Friday through Sunday it's just another excuse for date night.  Totally doable.  If  it's basically another date night for us then what do I care about Valentine's Day if it's a Tuesday and we both have to work all day? Not a whole lot.  I mean, I did survive last year without it and if we don't go out on the actual day then I almost don't see the point.  The longer we are together the more insignificant Valentine's Day feels.  He shows me so much love all the time that I don't really care what happens on February 14th.  Or maybe it's just his attitude rubbing off on me.  I think we have one or two more Valentine's Days before we take a long break. 

On Saturday I went with MJ to his flag football game and took pictures.  It's so much fun seeing what kind of images I can capture. He loves his sports.  Saturday morning is football and on Sunday morning it's basketball.  He is up and out 7 days a week.  I felt a really achy and stiff afterward so on Sunday I stayed close to the couch.  On Monday we went to the movies to see Robocop, then out to lunch.  Robocop was really good and it felt amazing to sit outside and eat with the sunshine on my face. It was an absolutely gorgeous warm weekend so I'm glad I was able to get out to enjoy it. 

Am I glad to be healing nicely?  Yes.  And I can't wait to feel 100% like myself.  Do I ever want to go back to work? No.  NEVER!!!  Life is just too good without it.  It's a bummer that I need that paycheck to keep it that way.  One more week of rest left.


26 comments :

  1. You look gorgeous! Love your outfit. I like the way the both of you think ... especially like that if V day falls on a weekend that is the only time you'll celebrate it. Sounds reasonable to me :)

    The food looks so good!

    Love the shots you got at MJ's game! I love doing that too :)

    Haha on not wanting to go back to work. I was talking to Sean today and I told him that at this rate I'm never going back to work. Hope you're healing nicely!

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  2. I'm so happy you're feeling good enough to enjoy an outing with MJ! I just caught up with your blog and I'm happy you are on your way to recovery! Surgery does not sound like anything fun at all!!
    Kudos to him for making the effort to make it up from last year. You at least had your choice and a wonderful date night! Now...if only the boys came home with a little Vday card...if only. ;)
    Andie's Traveling Pants

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  3. I bought a card, and my husband said I thought we agreed not to get each other anything...we did go out to eat and realized that everyone seems to go out to eat on valentine's day. Glad you're healing well.

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  4. You look so pretty! I love that dress, how long ago did you get it from Target? If it was recent I may go on the hunt for it! I forget you don't like seafood, me neither. At all. There is a D Bar here and I have been wanting to go. The Mac & Cheese you talked about makes me really want to go! I agree about Valentine's Day. If you can't celebrate it on the actual day it seems almost silly to "save" it for another day. I used to be all about it but this past time I just wasn't. I guess I'm growing out of it. Glad you are on the mend! And ugh I'm sorry you have to go back to work. But, just think, if you never went back you would feel guilty and bad about yourself. : )

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  5. Glad you're up and able to get out of the house a bit! You look super cute in that blue outfit, you're beautiful! Oh and just FYI..I put your button on my sidebar!

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  6. I love your outfit! You look so pretty :-)

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  7. For valentine I just gave him a card, he got me a bucket of pop corn and we both agreed that we should celebrate love everyday not once a year :)

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  8. Lovely dress, like the thin belt

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  9. that's good you were able to get out of the house for a bit and sounds like a good dinner. I wouldn't want to go back to work either!
    -- jackie - jade and oak

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  10. You look so pretty! Im obsessed with good Mac as well! So glad you're feeling better :) even if it does mean returning to work soon :(

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  11. Ah, you got choose again and that was sweet. Enjoy the rest while you can.

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  12. I love the dress! It is so cute. I am so glad y'all had a great time and you are healing. Continue to get well and enjoy the break!

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  13. I'd say you definitely cleaned up good. ;-) That dress is adorable! And that food looks AMAZING! :-)

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  14. You look so good! I can't believe how fast you are recovering - I'm so happy for you.

    I don't like pre-determined menus, which is why we never go out on Valentine's Day. I'm a control freak in every regard! $55 isn't too bad and the food looks delicious!

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  15. How sweet!! What a great day! And the food looked amaaaaaazing!
    You are gorgeous, my friend! Love your outfit!

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  16. ooh the outfit is too cute!! glad you were able to get out with the hubby!! you two are adorable!!

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  17. You look adorable! Love your dress :)
    xo, Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.com

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  18. cece, you look great. glad you are doing better. enjoy the time off! i agree, wish i didn't need a paycheck :(

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  19. Love, love, love your outfit! It's so pretty :) I'm glad to see you're healing well and able to go out. Sounds like you had such a nice (and busy) week!

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  20. Glad you're feeling better. (I've been trying to comment on your blog for weeks, but I think my computer's settings were being funky.) We're also not big fans of celebrating V-day, as we've been together for over 11 years and show each other love on a regular basis. I'm always up for an excuse to go out to dinner though!

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  21. Mac & cheese with chicken?! I would have died and gone to heaven. I've never had this in a restaurant, only home made. I would be all over a restaurant that sold that!

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  22. You look so pretty Cece!!!! You cleaned up excellently. Glad you enjoyed your date night--and your mac n cheese ;-). xxk

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  23. Aww what a sweetheart he was this year! That's awesome, and I agree; t's way easier to celebrate Valentine's on the weekend.

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  24. What great and clear pictures from the flag football game. And you look adorable girl! I love those moments when we can actually get all dolled up and enjoy a night out on the town ;)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  25. "As if anybody cares"?! Girl, you must be crazy! That's the first thing I looked for was details on that perfect outfit! I'm obsessed! I need that dress in my closet. And the boots. And the cardi...

    Glad you got to fix up and go out! Mac n cheese will always be my fave.

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