Friday night I watched my nephew wrestle at his sectional tournament. The wrestling continued on Saturday, but I didn't go the second day (more on that later). It was a tough, tough bracket. My nephew ended up being the alternate for the state competition. He will go next weekend, but will only get to wrestle if one of the guys from his sectional can't for some reason. I would love for him to get the chance at state, but I certainly am not hoping someone else can't. I am super proud of him and how much he is improving. Last year he made it to sectionals, but was out the first night. Can't wait to see what happens next year.
Saturday, I wanted to stay home because it was Valentine's Day and I wanted to spend some time with my husband.
** Quick Valentine tangent. I completely understand the "we celebrate love on every other day we don't need to be told to celebrate it on a designated day" philosophy. But with that being said, I don't see anything wrong a little Valentine fun. We are by no means over the top celebrators, but there were cute balloons, dinner out and sweet cards. Until I met my husband (at 40 years old) I had never really celebrated Valentine's Day as a couple, and I certainly would like to enjoy it now.
Okay, off the tangent.... My husband is a bus driver and had taken a group of students to an event at a local university on Saturday. He then had to wait there all day to drive them home. Often on trips, he just sits on the bus and waits. He takes our kindle so he can read or play games. Either he takes his lunch or goes to get something to eat. I decided I would go visit him while he waited to keep him company and have a little Valentine fun. Our niece was hanging out with me, so we plotted a little surprise. First we made these little goodies.
They are made with cheddar cheese and red grapes. We only made one for each of us. The cheddar was aged and a little dry (and completely delicious). We had a little trouble putting the toothpicks through the cheese without it crumbling. It turned out to be the perfect little treat.
My niece and I packed a tote full of various games to play. The rule was that my husband could choose the order of the games, but he had to play each one at least once. He is such a good sport. There was plenty of laughing. Picture my husband with a card on his forehead that says "I am a turkey."
We picked up Subway sandwiches for lunch, Since we were trying to "be good" there weren't any decadent treats :(
I knew the university has a bowling alley on campus that is open to the public. We surprised my husband with a couple of games. The first game we played straight - none of us are great bowlers. To spice it up for the second game we played each frame with a twist. We bowled left handed, granny bowled, hopped to the foul line on one foot, covered our eyes before we threw the ball...it was some extreme silliness.
On our way out we noticed a little arcade room. And look what we found!!! I got completely schooled...hubby's got game.
No Sweets February Update - Day 15: I succumbed this afternoon. I ate a an ice cream sundae. For the past week I have been thinking about sweets non-stop. I found my self constantly trolling for some sort of snack because I was never satisfied. I finally decided I wanted to have something sweet and get over it. I decided on ice cream. My husband drove me to Dairy Queen. At the moment I started to order, I told my husband to drive away. I couldn't do it. Nothing on the menu really seemed like what I wanted. On the way back to the house I tried to think of alternatives. So what did we do? Drove to the Dairy Queen in the opposite direction. Yes, we live about equal distance from two Dairy Queens - life is rough! I got the Brownie Earthquake sundae. If I have any regrets about breaking my sweet fast is that I didn't stop eating the sundae about halfway through. It just wasn't as delicious after the first few bites.
Tonight we are hunkered down at home waiting for the blizzard. Depending on which apocalyptic Facebook post you believe we are expecting up to 8 inches of snow before it ends tomorrow sometime. I am hoping we get enough to go sledding. We haven't been sledding the past couple of years. The good snow always seemed to happen on work days. We are both off tomorrow so I have my fingers crossed!