Valentine’s Day came and went and if I was expecting to get spanked by the holiday, I was in for disappointment.
Red roses arrived at the house, as did a large pink heart made from (of all things) a pool noodle, and a box of (my favorite) dark chocolate.
But that’s not all.
There’s a new cheese shop in Capitola near the mall and I finally got to try cheese samples and buy a shit ton of cheese.
I bought about a dozen wedges of cheese.
You know how I feel about cheese.
Furthermore, I actually spent a nice day on Saturday driving around Santa Cruz and heading out to Pescadero along highway one.
In Pescadero, I stopped at the market and bought a loaf of artichoke bread to enjoy with the cheese.
Then, despite the fact that I have thrown up from motion sickness on the drive home, I took the windy mountain roads home, stopping only at Safeway to buy a few bottles of wine.
The wine was consumed with the cheese and the bread at home while playing a fun game of Scrabble.
And then for Valentine’s Day, I hosted a little zoom gathering where we shared entertaining stories, songs, poetry, and readings.
Over 15 friends showed up to celebrate what otherwise might have been a lonely night for me.
All in all, it’s been a lovely weekend.
And the best part?
It’s not over!
Tomorrow is President’s Day and so I have another day to do whatever the hell I want to do.