21 February 2010
14 February 2010
(Charles speaking) We did the 12 Days of Valentines again this year. For those of you who weren't in the loop last year, while we were dating, I thought to myself, "Self, why are the 12 Days of Christmas only for Christmas? Why can't I do it for Annette for Valentines Day?" So I did. I wanted to do something cute, so each day I would give her a gift (as clandestinely as possible), and it was always accompanied by a note that would start out "On the [nth] Day of Valentines My True Love Gave To Me, [insert name of gift here]" Then there would be a note that explained how that object represented her or reminded me of her. But! This year Annette did it for me as well. On Day One she posted a pink heart on the wall with a reason she loved me. On Day Two, she posted two hearts on the wall with two more reasons she loved me, and on and on for the following days. On Day Twelve though, she didn't just do twelve hearts. She did a BILLION hearts and she put them EVERYWHERE! I don't think a volcano could have done a better job of interspersing hearts around our apartment. I'm still finding them today hidden among my toiletries, clothes, cookbooks, etcetera. She claims I haven't found them all. It was cute. Leave it to her to one-up me!
Annette started her new job which has been fun. The manager who hired her seemed intensely desperate for help, but the stories she's told are that there are three or so workers at any given time, but only one or two customers at any given time. I think it's been fun for her to talk to the other workers and to get paid for trying on clothes. Disclaimer: My description of all of this could be wrong, so get the real story straight from Annette. I do believe Annette is perhaps a stellar saleswoman. She's gorgeous, she's genuine, and she's not pushy.
My finger is healing well. Yea! Who needs doctors when you have duct tape and Google?
The next two show some contrast between the first hour of work and the second.