On this Valentine's Day, I was surprised by gifts from three different students, I'm relieved that my Mom is home, and I'm glad my MRI is over.
We had a great family dinner (surf & turf -- belated birthday lobster for DS2, shrimp for the rest of us) and just enjoyed each other's company. I remember so well the days I wondered if a day like this would ever happen -- I'd cook and no one would eat more than 2 bites. Those days are long gone.
DH brought home a huge heart-shaped box of chocolates and some flowers... so unnecessary, yeah, but so sweet, since they're my favorite flowers (alstromeria) and the kids will definitely help eat those chocolates.
It really felt like a little holiday, here in the middle of this crazy week, and that's very sweet indeed.