If We Were Having Coffee – The Good and Bad of Valentine’s Day, “My Shitty Poetry”, and Hopeful Feelings

If we were having coffee I would say that last week was a good week. Work was easy-peasy, minimal drama, lots of laughing, and very little actual work got accomplished. But it’s ok, even the bosses weren’t in the mood to work. I also got to go to a dinner to honor employees who were got an award for being awesome, and I was one of them :)

I’ve written before about how much I hate work functions, and I did hate this one, but it was also nice to be recognized. I got to see my name and picture up on the projector, and to be on stage shaking hands with the big-wigs, and to have everyone clap for me. It was both very strange and very nice.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that last night’s Valentine’s Day plans did not go as expected. I knew the restaurant we were going to was not accepting reservations so we tried to get there early, but we ran late as usual. Also, I didn’t expect a two hour wait, a one hour wait maybe, but two hours was very unexpected.

We were supposed to be at the movies at 10:00 and we started our wait at the restaurant at 6:00. I thought we had enough time but something went wrong with the list. There were at least 4 other Lisa’s there and I think somehow another one got seated in my place.

I started asking how long we had left to be seated at the 2 hour mark. I was told 10 more minutes. Then after waiting 15 minutes I was told 20 more minutes. Then I was told I wasn’t on the list. I almost cried! We had waited 3 hours, we were hungry, and I had consumed a good amount of alcohol while waiting. They agreed to seat us right away.

Unfortunately it became clear that if we ate we would miss the movie. But we were so hungry and we had waited so long we decided to stay anyway. I tried to get us a refund on the movie tickets but getting through on the phone was impossible. The hold times were 30 or 40 minutes and I didn’t want to spend what time we had left in the evening on the phone, so we lost $30 by missing the movie.

We had a good time though. We spent the 3 hour wait drinking and scrolling Tumblr together. We ordered oysters, and mussels, and lobster, and steak for dinner. We drank some more and had creme brûlée and coffee for dessert. We told each other how much we loved each other and how we couldn’t imagine our lives without the other. It was very sweet.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have finished up Blogging 201 and while I didn’t complete every assignment it really got me thinking about the future of my blog. I have already mentioned I have #1000Speak coming up on the 20th. I have decided to write about kindness in three parts so keep an eye out for that.

In March I have Pi Day coming up which is kind of a big deal to me, if you couldn’t guess. Pi Day is on March 14th (3.14) and is a day for nerds like me to celebrate mathematics and baking. This year I was thinking about hosting a contest. I have no idea how to do it or how it’s going to work but look out for more info on that.

I am also thinking about Blogging A-Z coming up in April. I am considering making my theme cliches. Cliches are used in place of original thought soI though a post a day replacing a cliche with original thought might be interesting. I might use it as a jump off point for my own weekly writing event that will start in May.

If we were having coffee I would also tell you that I have signed up for another Blogging U. course that starts this week, Writing 201: Poetry. I am so nervous about this! I am not good at writing poetry, I’m not even good at reading poetry! But I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and give it a try. I can almost guarantee they will suck, look out for a new link in the side bar, “My Shitty Poetry”.

If we were having coffee I would say that I have really been doing good lately. My mood has improved a lot over the past few months and I can honestly say that I am very happy right now. I still have issues, money, my house, the pets, an other stuff, but right now the good is really outweighing the bad.

I guess I feel very….hopeful. More than hopeful, I have a feeling of certainty that things are going to keep getting better. I feel excited. This feeling is foreign to me though and I am a little scared that I might just be going crazy. I am scared that this is a sign that something bad is going to happen, something really bad. I don’t even believe in signs!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I hope everything is well with you too. I hope that you are feeling happy, and hopeful, and excited about something. If you aren’t and things aren’t going well, I hope they get better. I hope you enjoyed our visit and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.


4 Replies to “If We Were Having Coffee – The Good and Bad of Valentine’s Day, “My Shitty Poetry”, and Hopeful Feelings”

  1. I really dislike when restaurant plans go bad like that. Something similar happened to us for brunch on Mother’s Day last year. A 30 minute wait turned into a 90 minute wait, with two small kids no less. And when they seated us, it was outside in the hot sun and then we were told that the $18 brunch price had been changed to $30 because of the holiday! And there were three of us so that meant $36 more than we had intended. Fiasco!

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  2. Congrats on your recognition. I loved doing the WP blogiversities too. I was considering doing the poetry so I too could get out of my comfort zone. But this is the worst possible time of year for me to take up something extra. I’m hoping to take it the next time they offer it.

    Sounds like you had a fun Valentine’s Day despite the restaurant mess up and movie disappointment. You really are a patient couple. A trait I surely don’t have.

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  3. Thanks for the coffee! Congratulations on your recognition. I’m sorry you had such a long wait at the restaurant, it sounds like at least you could make the most of your wait? I hope you could, anyway. Those blogging courses sound great!

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