This reminded me of our mellow Valentine night -- the girls went to bed at a decent time, giving me and Tannis the chance to hang out by the fire listening to T&S, drinking our favourite cheap-o wine (Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards VQA Mountain Select White), munching the Armstrong extra-aged white cheddar we're addicted to right now, and solving most problems of the global and lifestyle types. That just might be the ugliest sentence I've ever written, but there's something so evocative about music, wine and food...helps me place the spot in memory for later on. Of course that exact combination could describe dozens of our evenings this winter...
Ivy also made me the most beautiful valentine -- a four-foot long banner carefully painted with hearts and love notes. They had met Nada and her girls at the bakery for an all-female Valentine's Tea earlier in the day. Ivy reported later that things are just more fun when it's girls-only, then spent at least five minutes backtracking and trying to assure me that I was still great despite being a boy.
Classic quote from Ella this week:
"Hello Ivy! Can I lie down over here and tickle your belly in Toronto?"