Valentine’s Day

The day was full of surprises.

It was actually kind of a quiet day… until I packed up Rerun, dropped him off at Grandma’s, and went to Tad’s school for his class party.  They joined the class next door for a large party full of crafts and fun, and it was nice to see Tad interacting with the peer model class.

Since the party was right at the end of the day, I signed Tad out and drove him to Grandma’s house, picked up Rerun and Auntie, and headed for home, where Ane had gone home with Little Mo after school.  We stopped at the entrance to our cul-de-sac to pick her up, and then once the Webmaster was home, we headed out early for our weekly small group meeting.  All the wives knew is that the husbands were plotting something.

However, a great big wrench got thrown in that something when the Webmaster got a phone call from the hosting house, saying that the power had just gone out.  Emergency plans began to be created, and the wives were sent off to get a pedicure at a nearby nail salon.

Small problem – the nail salon had also lost power.  Uh-oh.

We found another nail place that was open and had power much closer to my home (we were at the nail place in Canyon Park next to the QFC, for those of you in the know), and very close to the new location for dinner.  While we were getting pedicures, the husbands packed up the food and the kids (Auntie was with them), and drove to another family’s house to create dinner.  A house with power on.

When we arrived, Auntie had the kids finishing up a Valentine’s Day craft and the husbands were hard at work cranking out dinner.  By 8:30 pm, dinner was ready.  And it was yummy.  We gave them an “A” for effort, especially since they’d had to pack up and move the whole thing to a new house, so we excused the late dinner.  It was a fun time with friends, and we all ignored each other’s yelling kids.  It was late when we headed for home, but fortunately for us, home was less than 5 minutes away.  The Webmaster drove Auntie home (who had been paid well for her services) and I hustled the kids off to bed.  It had been a long day.

But it was one of the most creative and fun Valentine’s Day celebrations that I’ve ever had.

One Response to “Valentine’s Day”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    February 15th, 2011 11:16

    Everyone looks pretty happy!