work day

Today, no work for me beyond getting Oliver’s quilt top made, sewing a couple of crib sheets, and doing some writing. It’s another gorgeous day here, although not 82 degrees like we had yesterday (“only” 71, I’ll take it). A side-by-side comparison of my place in Austin yesterday and NYC yesterday:

Marc and I had such a Valentine’s Day blast yesterday. My day started with valentines in my email from him, and then a knock on my door and there was my daughter Katie, standing there holding a box of Krispie Kreme donuts and a container of chocolate milk. Ah, my sweet girl. I started making spaghetti sauce around 11am so it could simmer all day. At 6, I took my laptop into the kitchen and turned on Skype, and Marc and I made our dinners together.

that's him on the laptop, cooking in NYC while I cook in Austin. We talked to each other the whole time.
that’s him on the laptop, cooking in NYC while I cook in Austin. We talked to each other the whole time.

We both had spaghetti with homemade sauce and big salads. When we were ready to eat, I moved my laptop to the dining table and we faced each other and ate dinner. We actually looked at each other and talked more last night than we would’ve had we eaten together, because we usually watch The Daily Show or Colbert while we eat. It was so great. We cleaned our kitchens together, then we stretched out to watch a movie together. The timing was tricky because we both had to start the movie at the same moment but we did it. The laptops were there so we could see each other, talk about the movie. (We watched the Robert Redford movie, All is Lost. Almost no dialogue, and only him on the screen. Amazing movie.)

When the movie ended, we talked a little bit and then wished each other sweet dreams and logged off. It was actually a wonderful Valentine’s Day, even though it was very nonusual.

Today I’ll open up my house so the fresh air can flow through, and in addition to sewing and writing, I’ll make a lemon cake to take to brunch tomorrow. Busy day for me, but every bit happy. Sunshine makes me happy. Making things makes me happy. Writing makes me happy. My sweet little home makes me happy. Daydreaming about Oliver makes me happy. My children make me happy, and my husband. My family, my friends, all of you “out there” living your lives make me happy.

Happy Saturday. xox