Single’s Awareness Day

The boy calls Valentine’s Day Single’s Awareness Day because until last year, he had always celebrated it as a single.

I, on the other hand, don’t think I’ve ever really been single on V-Day. I’m a chronic monogamist.


This morning, I wanted to dye my hair so I let the boy have free reign over the kitchen, without any guidance at all!

He opted for waffles and soysages and did a great job photographing! 😀

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I had 3/4’s of this fabulous waffle and the two soysages.

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And coffee with soymilk.


I ate with dye sitting on my head!


The timer went off exactly as I shoved the last maple syrup covered bite into my mouth!



I headed off to work around 10:30. I wasn’t expecting to be there too long so I just packed a MoJo bar.


I ate it around 1:45.

And didn’t get home until after 4. It did a good job holding me over for a couple hours. But I was hangry for some grub. BUT we had dinner reservations for 6:30 sooooo I didn’t want to eat too much.

So I just heated up a tiny bowl of risotto!


While I was hard at work, the boy was working away in the kitchen! He made a big huge batch of chicken and rice soup to help get us through the week!


Sautéed minced garlic


Leftover roasted chicken

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Homemade chicken stock

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Wild Rice


The veggies (carrots, peas, corn)

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I’m so excited to have some for dinner tomorrow!


Weeks ago, Jodus made us reservations at a local Italian restaurant that we had heard good things about: Girardi’s Osteria.

Before going, I scoured the website to decide what I would order. (I do this obsessively, btw.) I also happened to run across the Promotions page and we took advantage of it and ordered a gift card in anticipation of getting an additional one for free. When it came in the mail though, it was just the one, without the additional value. I think that this left a small bad taste in my mouth going into our evening.

Before we left, we dined on champagne. Unromantically, I sat downstairs, on my computer, with my glass. He was upstairs, folding laundry with his glass. I guess that’s how we roll! 😉

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Post downing an entire bottle of champagne, we got dolled up and headed out to dinner.

The lighting was horrific romantic.

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We started with a bottle, yes, a whole bottle, of wine.

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Jodus surprised me by ordering the only organic wine on the menu which happened to be a Cab Sauv which happens to be my fav.

Our starter was bruschetta.


It was a bit more vinage ry than I’d generally like but tasty, nonetheless.


I resorted to flash photography. Nights like this really make me wish I had a good camera.


We split this equally, 3 pieces each.


We were also provided with a bread basket with oil & vinegar. of which I had 2 pieces.


My entree was Penne Mango. I even asked where the mango was from and she came back from the kitchen with “California, maybe” as the answer. Well, ok. I didn’t think mangos were in season in California but ok.

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It was deliciously sweet. I loved this meal. Could have done without all the dried parsley for presentation though. Sometimes less is more.

Jodus ordered the lamb tenderloin which was just melt-in-your-mouth-good.

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(More dried parsley.)

We took our time with dinner and it was fabulous. We discussed us, previous relations, our future. All appropriate V-day discussions, I think! Naturally, having had an entire bottle of champagne beforehand and a bottle of wine at dinner helped conversations flow. 😉

Dessert was my favorite: Tiramisu.


Sadly, I prefer my soggy tiramisu to theirs though I adore the fun hearts and presentation.


Jodus and I split this almost equally as well.

On the way back to the car, we had a tiny photo shoot at the round-a-bout in Edmonds!

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I realize, I didn’t take a full-body shot of my outfit but I do have to show off my cutest new tights that I wore with my black baby doll dress:


Yes! Lavender cute lacy tights! I have a secret love for hosiery!

It’s 9:22, we are putting in a movie, and going to bed. We live on the edge. 😉

We actually contemplated going to a wine bar. But I am sufficiently inebriated and I think we have spent enough money for the night.

Much love,



6 Responses

  1. Love the tights, looks like a great night out. Lots of wine and good food.

    I can’t remember the last time I had chicken and rice soup. We had chicken and rice tonight…may need to make some soup out of it. lol

  2. My little wino!!! I love you darling dear 🙂 And you know how I feel about champagne! Mmm, bubbles.

  3. I love wild rice in my soups! Nice, it’s snowing here in Montana, could use some of that soup to warm up.

    Ha, I colored my hair yesterday also! Like Mother like daughter.

    The tights are too cute, they are definitely Leah-tards 🙂

  4. cute tights!! I should start to make soup. Where is there a wine bar close to edmonds? I never knew there was one but would LOOOVE to go!

  5. This was my first Valentine’s Day spent single in YEARS!! Like, 7-8 years? Damn. I still had tons of fun though – but I think yours was classier 😉 I love those tights! I’m a hosiery gal too. I own a gazillion pairs.

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