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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Plans are only a backup if you’re having enjoyable


I did not do a Wednesday Weigh-In submit yesterday as a result of I needed to spend the day with Jerry and simply depart my pc alone. He completely beloved the Valentine’s Day items I gave him. Our day did not find yourself going as deliberate, however we had a number of enjoyable. He stunned me by taking the time without work work.

Jerry needed to do considered one of our “old-school” dates from after we had been dating–a stroll within the Metropark, burgers (from a vegan restaurant known as Unburger Grill) and the flicks. Of all films, Titanic was taking part in on the theater! It is unbelievable to me that the film was launched in 1997; Jerry and I did not even begin courting till 1999. The primary time I noticed it was with my buddy Audrey on the theater, and I *beloved* it. I noticed it a number of occasions. In order that’s why Jerry selected Titanic.

Even Joey and Chick had been feeling the romance within the air yesterday…

Within the morning, nonetheless, it was *actually* chilly outdoors. Jerry stated he did not know what he was considering when he deliberate to go to the Metropark. Since I stated I used to be sport to do something in any respect that he deliberate, I used to be prepared to go–but he stated it will be depressing within the chilly, and I needed to agree. So we determined to go out early (the film did not begin till 1:00) and kill a while.

We had been close to JoAnn Materials (I really like that retailer!) and I stated I needed to run in and seize one thing rapidly. Jerry stated he’d tag alongside and the second he walked inside, his eyes lit up. HAHAHA! He was so excited to see all kinds of Star Wars, Marvel, and Ghostbusters material. He requested if I would make him pajama pants and he took his time choosing out material. He could not determine, so these are the 4 he ended up with.

I felt like we had been there for a very long time and I requested him after we needed to head out for the film. He checked the time at it was 1:00! So, evidently, we missed the film. Neither of us was tremendous disenchanted, although. We had been about 10 minutes from a extremely large thrift retailer, so we determined to spend our Valentine’s Day . We spent so lengthy at each shops that we had been drained and simply determined to go make dinner at residence.

I used to be nonetheless type of stunned Jerry hadn’t performed something over-the-top cheesy–that’s his signature! After we acquired residence, I opened the door to the bed room so I might change garments, and I finished in my tracks. There have been rose petals EVERYWHERE and an enormous Vermont teddy bear on the mattress. I used to have a teddy bear like that from him, however Estelle preferred it just a little an excessive amount of and he or she used to knead her paws throughout it, inflicting the hair to shred off of it. So Jerry acquired this one, and personalised the foot with “To my Boo! Love All the time, B”. (We simply need to maintain Estelle away from it–good luck to us.)

I really like comfortable stuffed animals and the bear is so cozy and cuddly. He additionally acquired me a self-admittedly *very* tacky present that he knew I’d groan over, however we would each get fun out of it. It is the rose within the glass case from Magnificence and the Beast (we just lately rewatched that film) and it has lights round it. He turned it on and it truly went fairly effectively with all the random lights in our room.

I do not like that I maintain utilizing the phrases “corny” and “tacky” in terms of Jerry’s model of romance (I am saying it in a enjoyable approach, not attempting to place him down in any approach), however typically he actually does go over-the-top. A number of years in the past, he purchased this plaster mould package the place you possibly can maintain fingers collectively and make a mould out of it after which pour plaster within the mould. And it’s best to find yourself with a solid of your fingers.

I could not consider he’d spent a lot cash on it (I feel it was like $35) and I needed to return it. Sure, I really feel like an asshole even admitting that and I remorse it now–I ought to have indulged him. However I did really feel unhealthy and some years later, I noticed the very same package (unopened) at Goodwill for $5. I made a decision to purchase it and we’d have enjoyable doing it.

Nicely, it sat within the closet for in all probability the final 5 years. Yesterday, Jerry urged we lastly do it. And we truly had a blast! We adopted the instructions proper to the letter–first you combine up the mould powder with chilly water within the bucket. You then rapidly put your fingers in and maintain them nonetheless for 3-10 minutes. You then gently pull your fingers out, leaving a hand-shaped mould.

Do you suppose it went the way it was imagined to? For those who guess no, you are proper!

First, I am certain it in all probability expired 100 years in the past. However I did not suppose that may completely break it–it was simply powder. Second, holding your fingers nonetheless like that for therefore lengthy is HARD–especially when it is chilly water! My fingers had been numb after about two minutes and it was nonetheless extraordinarily liquidy. We watched the timer go from three minutes all the way in which to 10 and it nonetheless wasn’t stable (and even shut). We had been each SO chilly and unable to go on any longer. So we pulled our fingers out and it was nonetheless completely liquid.

So, that challenge was an enormous fail. A minimum of it was solely $5 and never $35. And we laughed a LOT. That is the most effective half.

We made dinner collectively and had a reasonably chill night. Though we did not do something we would deliberate, we had a enjoyable day. And I used to be tremendous excited to listen to about Noah and Rose’s day! Like I discussed earlier than, Rose (his girlfriend) loves Valentine’s Day–it’s her favourite holiday–but she’s by no means been in a relationship on Valentine’s Day so has by no means been in a position to rejoice it with somebody.

Noah needed her to really feel very particular. She *loves* bears (the way in which I really like cats) so Noah acquired her an unlimited teddy bear (Jerry and Noah didn’t coordinate on function, haha), flowers, and sweets and he introduced these into Panera, the place she works. He gave them to her in entrance of everybody, which was cute. (Her mother took a video, so here’s a screenshot from that.)

At residence, he additionally gave her an indoor backyard package (one thing she’s all the time needed to do) and yet another factor that I can not consider proper now.

I would helped her work on a part of her present for Noah. She needed to make a rag doll-like plush cat and costume it like Noah–a Star Wars shirt and even the identical piercings he has in his ears, nostril, and lip. I taught her use the stitching machine and helped her work on making the physique. 

Rose wants to show me current gifts–whether she’s presenting items like this or styling meals to look fairly on a plate, it all the time appears superb.

It turned out so cute! She additionally gave him a bonsai tree (one thing he talked about he needed to get).

Celebrating Valentine’s Day was enjoyable, and I undoubtedly wish to do it once more subsequent 12 months. Though, I do not know how I’ll high this 12 months’s items for Jerry 😉

And at last, I simply wish to observe that in the present day is my three years sober anniversary 🙂 Quitting consuming was among the finest choices I’ve ever made. I additionally forgot to say a number of weeks in the past that I grew to become vegan two years ago–TWO YEARS. That type of blows my thoughts! One other of the most effective choices I’ve ever made. <3

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