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Into the New Week

October 16th, 2011 at 09:57 pm

A month late, DH and I got a babysitter for my birthday celebration. We needed to spend some alone time together before he's off for two weeks for his mum's funeral. So we busted the budget and had a fabulous dinner with fabulous wine, then went elsewhere for coffee, drinks, and then a movie. How decadent. How lovely.
I had great butternut squash bisque with gorgonzola and pepitas. DH, who professes to really like cheap wine, was suitably wowed by the deep oaky Chard. Wow--I like food.
But we also ran the numbers to see if he should borrow a friend's car in England or take public transport to his dad's house. The train has become really expensive, but it now looks like he'll take the bus from Heathrow. He hates flying and has been anxious and upset, so he'll never sleep, and I hate to think of him driving in that condition. Plus it's 150 pounds cheaper, the way I see it.

I'm winding up to mid-semester so have lots of work, but I did get some Christmas gifts purchased for him to bring to his family. Saves a bad exchange rate and expensive postage later.

After last night's luxury, DD and I went to yet another grocery store harvest fest after church today. She loves all the autumn decorations, and got to dip caramel apples, watch kettle corn being popped, eat free hot dogs and apples, and sip apple cider. All that and Honey Crisp apples for 99cents/lb.

3 Responses to “Into the New Week”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I took the train from Gatwick and found the surroudings green and lovely in my sleep deprivation.

    So we busted the budget and had a fabulous dinner with fabulous wine, then went elsewhere for coffee, drinks, and then a movie. How decadent. How lovely.

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Bah -- I used a less-than-sign and some hyphens, so the rest of my text was commented out. Lazy me! Delete my first comment and accept this one: Sounds like a well-deserved and well-executed exercise in hedonism.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I'm not sure about well-deserved, but I will accept well-executed exercise. Too bad it's the only exercise I've got lately!

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