When I just have random things to say the date makes for a decent post title, I suppose. This really is a journal, after all.
I hope you had a beautiful Valentine’s Day yesterday. Ours was rather low-key, but we had a good time.
Awhile ago, Steve saw this picture somewhere and told me he liked it:
For those of you who can’t tell, it is a Walker (from Star Wars) drinking out of the toilet. So I decided to embroider it on a t-shirt for him.
This was a lot of work, but fun work, and it turned out pretty well, I think.
I used tear-away stabilizer, which ended up making some of my lines crooked, but perhaps that adds to its charm. And my husband likes it, so what more can I ask for?
My Valentine gave me a copy of Beauty & the Beast and some mystery gift that hasn’t arrived yet… Evelyn got a copy of this book:
She loves it and is attempting to put to the test all of its guarantees of indestructibility. I’m thinking we may need to buy some of the other titles.
We spent the majority of our day at the Student Union building on campus for a Russian Club Fundraiser, selling cookies.
I’ve had more successful fundraisers, but we had a good time. After we left, Steve took us to see Gnomeo & Juliet, which was fun. Evelyn stayed awake for the whole movie, and even enjoyed dinner during the show. Once home, we enjoyed a late dinner of Blackened Tilapia with Secret Hobo Spices, one of our recent favorites. I also attempted to recreate my favorite side dishes from the local Dakota cafe. The sweet potato fries turned out delicious, but I’m going to have to do some tweaking with the kale to get the same result they do. Delicious dinner.
And that brings us to today. Just a normal Tuesday that feels like a Monday. Evelyn and I spent the morning doing laundry, which is always a blast when Steve isn’t home to help.
Someday we’ll have our own washer & dryer. But until then, I’ve figured out that I can take two baskets full on the stroller at a time. Don’t let the scowl on Evelyn’s face fool you, she was giggling and laughing the whole time. She seemed to enjoy our walk in the rain immensely.
And now she is napping and it is time for me to pull out the ironing board and sewing machine. Hooray!