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

4 thoughts on “work day”

  1. It sounds like a perfect Valentine’s Day and so incredibly creative (am I surprised?). And darling Katie – what a joy she is.
    Karl and I had been dying to see All Is Lost and when we finally had a chance to go, it wasn’t showing anywhere anymore. Did you get it on Netflix?
    Sew away for that precious little boy – I can’t wait see the beautiful results.
    Happy sunny day to you, sweet Lori.

    1. Actually, it was all Marc’s idea! And it was such fun we’re going to do it again, but without being sure we’re eating the same thing. Just cooking and eating. It really was fun. Emailing you about the movie…… happy sunny day to you too, darling Dixie!

      1. How cool! I had dinner with a friend using Skype one time. I was in a park in Bend, OR and he was in Toronto. It was so much fun! Skype really is amazing.
        Btw, you guys have good taste in shows, I usually watch Jon Stewart or Colbert when I’m eating too. 😉

        1. Isn’t it fun?! It’s no replacement for actually being together, but it’s nice in between. We’re talking about just keeping it on while we go about our business, just so we can talk on the fly. And it’s free, which is really amazing.

          Another sunny day! xo

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