I'm sure everyone realizes today is Valentine's Day. My sweetie and I didn't do anything special - finances being what they are - but we did have a nice day at home. We listened to music (we get Sirius on our dish network TV) on the Coffee-House channel, which features mostly acoustic singer-songwriters.
I made Potato Soup for lunch today. Not as time-consuming as you might think, as it was a mix.
The soup mix was $3.50 at the supermarket, and the ham was 99 cents per bag, and I didn't use all the ham. So I think it was a frugal meal, without all the fuss of making it from scratch. And honestly I think it was nearly as cheap as buying all the ingredients to make it from scratch.
Here's what Joe brought home from the coffee shop this morning:
We also sat around drinking wine and I knitted.
Those are my Eleanor socks knitted from cheapo Bernat acrylic sock yarn. The color of the month in SolidSocks (Ravelry group) is pink, so I started this sock today. I needed a break from the black Crusoe sock I'm knitting. The pink was a pick-me-up, as well as being easy enough that I felt I had accomplished something. That wine was pomegranate, which we were mixing with an Asti (sparkling white) wine from Italy. It was something we sampled recently at World Market, and liked it. It was perfect for today.
We're taking Tara to the airport tomorrow morning to go back to Alaska. I can tell from talking to Kevin that he's really missing her alot. It probably sucked for them to be apart on Valentine's Day. (we're old enough that it doesn't matter to us anymore) I spent about an hour on the phone with Tara last night, just chit-chatting. She's getting by, but is missing her mom something fierce. I was glad I called her, because she sounded like she needed someone to talk to. I don't think they'll be having kids soon... she was babysitting her two nieces and they were making her crazy. I remember that feeling!