I left the office at about quarter to four so that I could stop by Target before I got home. Once I got home, DH had the table set (with candles), dinner was well on its way, and there was my favorite jazz singer playing on the stereo. There was a chocolate covered strawberry on my plate and a single rose on my chair.
Dinner was okay. He used some steak I had been marinating (we won’t be doing that recipe again!), but the roasted new potatoes and spinach were very good. The steak wasn’t his fault–it was my recipe and my marinade. I did the dishes while he filled the cars with gas for today. After dinner we played a game together. He also gave me a box of Godiva chocolates. All in all it was a very nice evening.
I’m driving to Madison tomorrow to visit a friend who just moved there. I was her supervisor at her first job and we kept in close contact over the years. She graduated with my youngest brother and would come to visit me in California and Texas during her college breaks. She just got her phD in biochemistry and found a job in a lab of UW-Madison. If I left on Saturday, DH would go with me, but it’s a long drive and I don’t want to leave on Saturday and then drive back on Sunday, so it’ll just be me. I have Monday off, but I think I’ll use it to get things done around the house and take it easy before jumping back into work. Besides, this may be the last “road trip” I can take for a while.