I arrived home from my errands yesterday and sat down at the computer. As I surfed through blogs I was reminded that Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. I turned to my hubby (his desk face the opposite wall) and informed him that it was Valentine’s Weekend.
“A whole weekend!?” B-man replied, sounding rather exhasperated. “But Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday!”
I laughed. Then I looked at a calender. It’s actually on a Monday. Nickels and dimes, nickels and dimes.
I asked B-man “Who goes out on a Monday… or a Tuesday?!” Considering that we both work, weekdays are rather exhausting. He agreed with me, but then I found something shiny and interesting on the inter-webs and I was thoroughly distracted.
Later that evening we climbed into bed. I did my best to take up the ENTIRE King size bed, but alas, I could not. We just chilled, kind of snuggling, talking about our day, and the things that had occured during the week. B-man then said:
“The Icing is having a cupcake tasting tomorrow (Saturday), and I thought it might be cool to go.” I love cupcakes. Like… a lot. I drive past “The Icing” on my way to work during the week, and I’ve been telling him about this place. He continues “It starts at 9, and you need reservations, but if you want to go I can get up at 8:30 and call them.”
How sweet. Cupcakes, and giving up your sleeping in. After a little discussion we decided to hold off on the cupcakes. Neither of us really wanted to give up our sleeping in.
“Well, okay…” the man was undeterred “we could go to the Marine Museum – I know you’ve been wanting to go, and they are having a special exhibit of miniature trains.” I love museums, and thought this sounded nice. It hadn’t occurred to me at this point that he was planning our Valentine’s Weekend.
“Any other ideas for tomorrow?” he seemed to be full of them last night, which was good since I hadn’t been out of the house in ages (aside form work).
B-man laughed “Well, we could do dinner backwards, if you want.”
About a week ago I went to Chili’s with my sister and my hubby. Being pregnant feels like having a gastric bypass, because I can barely eat two chicken strips before feeling full. Thusly, I was disappointed when dessert rolled around and I had no room for another sip of water, let alone dessert! We decided to hold off on the dessert for another night.
So with our plans in hand, we went to bed Friday, and did not set an alarm. As I lay there listening to B-man snore it dawned on me that he was our Valentine’s weekend. So sweet of him – especially since I had been teasing when I mentioned it.
Today I woke up around 12. I hoped in the shower, got ready, and by 1 pm we were out the door. The weather was beautiful! The drive up to the National Museum of the Marine Corp and Heritage Museum was a lot bigger than I expected. If you’re ever in the area – check it out. Very interesting, and FREE!
We actually didn’t get through the whole museum. About half way through my pregnant body and hungry tummy required that we go to find food. Since the museum is free, and rather close to our house, we are going to go back on our next available weekend for some more fun.
As I mentioned, there was a miniature train exhibit going on too. I’m not particularly interested in trains, but it is always cool to see new things! Next weekend we will be playing Rail Baron with B-man’s family, and so I snapped a few pictures of things I recognized from the game.
The B&O is a railroad that runs between Baltimore and Ohio. It always makes me chuckle though because it’s like BO… body odor… tee hee. (I’m young at heart!).
Ten points if you can guess where this train goes!
And a cross country trip wouldn’t be complete with out McDonald’s! It’s crazy how intricate the little sceneries were. You can see it just in this building – the menu is posted in the window! Some of the trains had people sitting in them, and right next to the B&O building was an outhouse with the door hanging open while a little figurine was using the John! lol.
After half of the museum we retreated back to our car, and then we left for Chilli’s. This time I was careful to not drink four glasses of water before my food arrived (that was my downfall last time), and I only ate half of my meal. The rest I packaged up and brought home! B-man had wanted to order dessert first, to make sure I got to enjoy it, but my stomach was so empty I needed real food before I could have the sugar. The thought was still there, and I paced myself enough that I was still able to enjoy some dessert.
So, that’s how we celebrated Valentine’s Day (a little early). I really can’t stand traffic, or people, or waiting too long for my drink to get filled… so going out on Valentine’s Day is not very enjoyable for me. I’m planning to maybe make last year’s events a yearly thing with home-made pizza and chocolate covered strawberries!
Tell me: Do you have any big plans?