Galentines Day

13 Feb

Last week I had a thought – Awana and I are both (very happily thankyouverymuch) single and V-day is for all of you who are coupled up and that’s not very fair, is it? My idea was for the two of us to start an annual tradition of going out to lunch somewhere fabulous and enjoying ourselves all afternoon on V-day in defiance of the whole hearts & flowers thing.

Then I discovered that we both work on V-day. Okie-dokie, Wednesday it is!

We had lunch at a wonderful local Chinese restaurant where the owner plays piano whenever she has a chance and she is GOOD! She also paints gorgeous watercolors and is funny and wise on top of all of her other talents.

Not being very worldly where food is concerned, I ordered the Fried Shrimp special and it was exquisite! There are not enough words to describe how delicious each and every bite was. I ate egg flower soup for the first time. I even have leftovers for lunch at work tomorrow. Sadly, neither one of us brought a camera along, so you’ll have to take my word that the food was beautiful and wonderful. Awana had a Fish Hot Pot that puts any Mexican dish I’ve tried to shame. We plan on making it an every-other-Wednesday tradition until we’ve worked our way through the entire menu and then we’ll pick another local gem to try. Yum!

We then went shopping at local consignment stores. Being a Tourist Town, there are many wealthy women who spend only six months here and they leave their now out-of-season clothes behind. We love a bargain! As Awana said, “we shopped like we had money!”

We then spent the evening (after a trip to the dog park so Sabu could poop*) spinning and yarning with friends until we all got caught up on the latest gossip.

A perfect day.

And just a few minutes ago I discovered that ladies going out on the day before V-day is a Thing – Galentines day!

Nice! We are so With It we don’t even know it 🙂

* The damned dog has decided that she won’t poop anywhere but at the dog park. This is a two-piles-a-day dog, and she is holding it until we get to the dog park. 36 hours is her record so far, and she acts so pitiful and miserable until I take her to the park that I can’t stand it. Long walks are not enough. Frequent walks just make her smile. She holds her poop until we get to the park. What do I do about that? She is as stubborn as I am and I think we have a problem. Any advice would be appreciated as it’s been going on well over a week…


Posted by on February 13, 2013 in Dogs, Gifts


8 responses to “Galentines Day

  1. El Guapo

    February 14, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Sounds like a great new tradition, as good as any other one for valentines day, and even better, you’ll get it twice a month!

  2. JackieP

    February 14, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Sounds like awesome fun! Good for you! As far as the dog is concerned, she likes the park because it means socializing to her. Maybe you can try bringing a toy on your walks and play a bit, she will then associate the walk as social hour and forget the park somewhat. I used to raise German Shepherds and dogs are like kids. Take their mind off one thing and put it on another. This should work.

  3. behindthemaskofabuse

    February 14, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I don’t like or celebrate Valentines day and I married. I don’t need a hallmark day to celebrate us, i think it causes more pain for people than it’ worth. i’m glad you had fun!!

    as far as the dog we often have trouble getting our dog to go he’s so stubborn. there’s not much you can do about it unfortunately 😦

  4. onceamonth4

    February 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Yay! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 We’re pumped you got some Galentine’s Day Time in too!

    • Sofia Leo

      February 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      So happy to discover that it’s a Thing 🙂

      • onceamonth4

        February 14, 2013 at 8:46 pm

        Haha! It is! And now you’re in the club! Woot! And Welcome!

  5. Awana

    February 16, 2013 at 1:01 am

    WEll, some like it hot…mustard…


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