Valentine's and My Weekend

I apologize for the lack of posts over the weekend! The hubby found out towards the end of this past week that he was going to have a majority of the weekend off (which wasn't expected) so we made some last minute weekend plans for a little date - well, as hubby said it's not a "date" since we're married. He said whenever he thinks of "date" he thinks of people who are dating...not old married people like us, I guess! I asked him what we were doing then and he said he guessed we were "going out on the town." LOL.
We're not really big on Valentine's Day - I think it's fun but it's really more for the kids, and as my dear hubby told me once, "I don't need a day to tell you I love you - I love you all the time." :) Anyway, my parents kept the kids overnight for us and we went out to dinner at a really nice restaurant - I actually wrote about this restaurant on my old blog the first time we went there. It's such a nice, classy place. We initially had some issues when arriving at the restaurant. I had called the day before to see if we needed a reservation and the person I spoke with said we wouldn't - I was a bit surprised since it was Valentine's weekend but shrugged it off. We arrived there Saturday night and they said there would be at least a 20 minute wait since we didn't have reservations. I was naturally upset since I had been told we didn't need them BUT after I explained to them what I was told, they were very apologetic and accommodating, and we were seated shortly thereafter. The place was very romantically decorated for Valentine's and 'Ol Blue Eyes was playing over the sound system. We had some super yummy appetizers and salads before our main dishes - hubby tried the lamb and I (branching away from my usual stand-by, the chicken fettuccine alfredo) tried the seafood lasagna. I know, I know - seafood lasagna...sounds crazy, right? It was actually really delicious. We talked over dinner and decided to go to the movies when we were done - we saw The King's Speech and both really liked it. It was very well made and everyone in it was just fabulous. Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter really portrayed their characters well. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to learn how to talk with a speech impediment. Colin Firth is a very competent actor though, so I'm sure he's used to things like that - I just think it would have been very challenging. And I love Geoffrey Rush but I do have to admit that every time I see him I'm just waiting for him to say "Saavy? We named the monkey Jack..." or something else that's Captain Barbosa-ish. He was great, though.
After the movie we went back to the restaurant where they were having live music with a local band but it was extremely crowded. We debated about whether or not to stay. While we were deciding, hubby needed to use the bathroom so I waited outside the main door, listening to the music. Two older gentlemen (around my Dad's age) who were very obviously drunk sauntered by, looked me up and down and said "Heeeeeyyyyyy!" before going out onto the dance floor. Needless to say, we decided to leave.
I must pause here and mention that the only men I've ever gotten him on since getting married are either A: OLD, B: DRUNK or C: BOTH. This leads me to wonder if I am only attractive to people who are getting old and less particular or who are drunk and not particular at all. I am somewhat offended. But then on the other hand, I'm married and I don't particularly want to be hit I guess it doesn't matter. I just find it odd.
ANYWAY, we left the restaurant and went shopping - okay, well wasn't really shopping since we didn't buy anything - and then headed home. Hubby serenaded me on his guitar until I fell asleep! We had a great time and it was nice to spend some quality time together. We picked up the kiddos today and I cleaned like a madwoman tonight for a Valentine party I'm having tomorrow with some of my friends and their little ones. More about it tomorrow!

Tuxedo strawberries - aren't they cute?!

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