Love Is In The Air ♥

Friday, February 19, 2010

Chapter 7: And So Begins Another 4-Day Weekend

I kind of hate having long weekends. I mean, I enjoy the time off, I really do. But, we live in the middle of nowhere, and I have to drive 45 minutes to get to anything. Driving can seem like a chore sometimes. I wish we lived in the city, that way, if I wanted something to do, all I would have to do is step out my front door and walk. Window-shopping. Going to lunch. Exploring your surroundings. These are things you can do when you live close to civilization. Don’t get me wrong, I love living in the country and having beautiful scenery around me at all times. But, I don’t enjoy it when it’s cold, snowy and windy outside. I hate being out in the cold. It kills my Fibromyalgia. And I feel like I would have more friends if I were around people more often. I guess I can’t really complain, though. Our rent is FAR cheaper than what it would be if we lived anywhere else.

One of the things that really bothers me about Facebook is, what I call, the “friend popularity”. I’m constantly seeing What’s Her Face is now friends with What’s His Face, and then they both catch up all excitedly over each other’s walls. My problem with this is, I’m never getting friend requests. I’m the one who is always sending them. Granted, I have almost 200 friends on there, but over 75% of them are people who play the same games that I play, and we’re only “friends” to help each other out. Very rarely do I get a friend request form someone I actually know. I’m tired of searching. I want to be found.

Okay, so that’s enough of a downer entry. Let’s bring this blog back up to a happy zone!

What did everyone do for Valentine’s Day? Did y’all have fun? We didn’t get to do much, because B has been sick with a head cold. (I swear, he sneezes and thinks he’s dying. He never gets sick, so when he does, he feels extra crappy, even if it isn’t that bad. Ha ha!)

Saturday night, we watched The Time Traveler’s Wife with Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did, because the plot seemed kind of stupid. Here’s a good synopsis I found on IMDB:

A Chicago librarian suffers from a rare genetic disorder that sends him hurtling through time whenever he is under extreme duress; despite the fact that he vanishes at inordinately frequent and lengthy intervals, he attempts to build a stable future with the beautiful young heiress he loves.

See?! The fact that he has a “genetic disorder” that causes him to travel through time just sounds stupid.

But it was SO incredibly romantic. I fell in love with the movie almost instantaneously. It was the perfect Valentine’s movie to watch (even though it was the day before Valentine’s Day).

On Sunday, we just kind of hung around the house and didn’t do much of anything. We had pizza for dinner, and watched TV. That’s about it.

Later that night, I checked my e-mail to find an e-card waiting for me. It was a Hoops and Yoyo card! I love them!

So, I open the card, go through the animation, and come to the personalization of it.

“I know I’m sick and we didn’t do anything special, but at least we did nothing together. Here’s a chreesy card for ya. Luv U.”

Yes, it said ‘chreesy’. Chreese is a vegan alternative to cheese. :)

I made me giggle, blush and smile larger than I had all day. And you know, we didn’t do anything for Valentine’s Day, but getting things like that makes me not want to do anything on any other holiday, just so I can get an unexpected smile and fall even more deeply into love.

-Grizzly Girl