First off, Happy Valentine's Day! Or as the guy on the local news last night dubbed it - "Singles Awareness Day!". Magnum and I don't typically make a big deal of Valentine's Day, so I hadn't really been thinking about it, but since it's all over the place once I turned the computer on, I'll give a shout out.
Actually my first date with Magnum just happened to be on Valentine's Day many moons ago. He remembered that date was on a Sunday also. We were both full time college students, and I had a part-time retail job and he was in the national guard. So that particular Sunday, after I got off work, happened to be a time that fit into both our schedules.
I remember a coworker commenting that I had a "hot" date after work, and I replied that it was just "tepid". HA!
This was a nice week. It's been unseasonably warm, so all our snow is melting. I've also become more comfortable with the fact that both my parents are gone from this earth. It was time, and I'm thinking my dad is thrilled.
Magnum had Friday off from work, so after I finished some school stuff, I invited him and bicycle Bob to go for a ride with me and Bella. I had to stop by the university, so we took the long way. When we were about to head home, I noticed that Bella had a flat tire. No! She "never" gets flats! But alas, there it was. (It was a goathead - remember the *#% goatheads, ShadowRun?)
I knew the outdoor office on campus had a bicycle workshop facility open for anyone to drop in and use, but had never used it or even checked it out. But, heck, I pay tuition! It's great - tools and equipment for easy use. They even sold bicycle tubes in all kinds of sizes. We were soon back on the road in fine form!
So it was a nice week. And the daylight is nicely longer, have you noticed? I know it starts happening after the winter solstice, but seems to take a while to become noticeable. It's noticeable now and I like it!
On that note, however, the school district has decided to tack on an extra 10 minutes to the school day after all the snow days it's had to use, to hopefully avoid having to add extra days to the schedule. So Meego now has to get up a whopping 10 minutes earlier for the remainder of the year. The hardship! I make fun of him, but I'm secretly happy that I'm no longer a crossing guard - 10 minutes earlier would be a pain.
And brother Hagrid informs me that, once he retires from his government job, his identity will no longer need to be so secret. He's offered a solution for the meantime:
I'm thinking my genetics just keep getting better and better!