Interstellar Adventures

October 6, 2005

Thursday Thirteen, II

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 10:53 am

Thirteen things on my mind today:

1) We got another cool front! Yay! It’s a lovely overcast day today.

2) I’m getting a flu shot in about 20 minutes. Didn’t get one last year due to the shortages, but I’d gotten them every year for the past 5, and haven’t been sick.

3) I’m meeting with my lawyer today to go over my divorce papers. I can’t wait to get this over with.

4) I found out that my STB-ex is dating someone. This doesn’t bother me at all. What bothers me is that he’s already introduced my kids to her, and he didn’t tell me. I had to find out from them. Jerk. If it’s not serious (he says it isn’t), they don’t need to know just yet. Right?

5) I like surprising Nick.

6) My kids were in their uncle’s wedding last weekend. I saw some pictures, and they looked adorable. Evidently, they danced for three hours straight, most of the time with each other. Their dad said everyone was amazed at how much fun they had together on the dance floor! They’re just like their momma in this aspect, because their daddy certainly can’t and doesn’t dance.

7) Nick looked into dance lessons at a local studio. They start at $400. I don’t think so.

8) We can get free dance lessons at Gilley’s on Saturday nights. I need to get good use out of my new boots anyway.

9) Yep, this rock’n’roll girl bought herself a pair of cowboy boots. They’re super cute!

10) Gas is out of control. I hate paying $42 to fill up my tank. You’d think Jetta’s would get better gas mileage, but in truth, they’re only about average. Around 25 mpg.

11) I’m thankful that my job is now closer to home than it was four months ago. I like driving 4 miles to work.

12) Elle lost her 8th tooth this week. Except the first night it was under her pillow, the tooth fairy didn’t have any cash. So the tooth sat there for another 24 hours before the tooth fairy got on the stick and found some green paper stuff to swap out with.

13) I need more coffee.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. MommaK @ Petroville
2. UziCue
3. Kate @ Daily Dose
4. Crusty Crone
5. Sleeping Mommy
6. E @ Retrospect
7. Angie @ Big Red Couch
8. Laura @ LaLa Girl
9. Raehan @ Agog & Aghast
10. Catherine @ The Fountain Pen
11. Mommy D
12. Nearest Distant Shore

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Leanne says: Thirteen things is all I ask for, and what do you get in return? Linkage! If you do it, leave a comment here and link me to your Thursday Thirteen. I will be sure to update my entry with links to yours, and then you can continue the chain if you like! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Twelfth Night, a surprise

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 10:13 am

Yesterday was another anniversary of sorts. Three months since my first date with Nick. (Some of you may have guessed I went a little wonky a couple of weeks ago, but I just needed a moment to catch my breath and regroup, and fortunately he was patient.)

He had asked if I was free Wednesday, and I was pretty sure that I was. We were thinking just a quiet dinner/movie kind of thing. But then I got an email from the Shakespeare Festival people. They normally only do summer shows, but this year they’ve added in a short autumn series. And, as luck would have it, the first show was set for October 5th! Plus, it was a show that he had wanted to see, Twelfth Night but that we had missed during the regular season. Perfect! So, I decided to make it a little surprise and re-create our second date.

I told him to leave all the planning to me for our Wednesday evening, which he gladly allowed. I bought tickets online on Monday. Yesterday afternoon I took my lunch break to go shopping at Central Market. I bought everything that we had at our first dinner. Chicken breasts, creamed spinach, pasta salad, brie, honeyed goat cheese, crackers, marinated olives, marinated roasted tomatoes, strawberries, grapes and creme fraiche. Then I picked up a couple of bottles of our favorite wine. After work I hurried home to change, pack up the basket, and grab a blanket.

When I picked him up, he still had no clue where we were going. He even indulged me and allowed me to blindfold him so that I could keep the secret up to the moment we got there. (I know, I’m a bit much sometimes, but it makes it fun!) We pulled into the parking lot, and I let him look around to see if he could figure out where we were. Then I popped the trunk and showed him the basket, and he was very surprised! And, when I unpacked the basket, he noticed that it was everything from our second date. This guy is smart and he notices details!

The play was fantastic. Because it was a weeknight, there weren’t very many people at the show, so we had lots of room. The weather stayed nice too! I got a little book of poems from him, Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman. I love it. He still “wow’s” me.

I was glad I was able to surprise him. It wasn’t that big a thing, but it made me happy to do it. What’s the best surprise you’ve ever received?

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