Dinner out? Nope. Movie? Nope.
It was quite a nice Valentine’s Day, though.
We made a quick trip to the market to restock a basic few food items. We could have waited until Monday to do so, but the weather forecast was looking fairly grim at that point with snow and ice. It’s a bit tougher to surprise one another with gifts when you’re out shopping together in one store; it’s easier at a mall. I think we did pretty well, though, ending up with an exchange of cards, fave candy for Dave and flowers for me.
The Radio Shack next door to the grocery store is closing its doors and having a huge sale. I have been wanting another set of decent ear buds and scored nicely on those. I’m glad the store in the mall will remain open. I grew up with Radio Shack and they have been able to help with our Texas-based mobile phone service. Some of the phone network provider stores cannot assist us if they are not a corporate location. (This baffles me, actually.) Radio Shack has always been able to provide the service, doing so with friendly and knowledgeable personnel.
Dave got some bike time in after our return and pretty soon it was time for our Saturday night chess session.
Funny . . . we work together and obviously live together, so we are in each other’s company pretty much all the time. Our weekend evenings are special because it’s “us” time, not distracted with work or the routine tasks associated with the RV lifestyle, etc. Weekend evenings are time spent simply enjoying each other’s company, which we still very much do after almost 10 years of this almost 24-hour togetherness thing.
Heck, even going shopping together is so . . . cozy and sweet.
Okay, that was Saturday. Moving on to Sunday . . .
Again keeping in mind the weather forecast, we boogied over to Florence RV Park and refilled two propane tanks. We have four tanks and typically don’t refill until we have three empties; however, we didn’t want to get caught short and do not want to be on the roads the next couple of days.
It is very cold here; well, very cold by South Carolina standards. Dave has been hustling about this weekend keeping the water lines on the property from freezing and monitoring water flow, tank level, etc.
We are hooked on Downton Abbey but instead of watching it every week, we skip a week and then double up on episodes the following Sunday. We catch last week’s episode at 7 PM and then the current one at 9 PM. This way we have a “Downton evening.” On the alternating Sundays, we play chess and have a “chess weekend.” Somehow this season of Downton seems more engaging than last year’s and we have been hooked all over again. We see plot similarities between it and Upstairs, Downstairs now and then, as in tonight’s episodes.
While the chance of snow has lessened a bit, it will be interesting to see what tomorrow (Monday) has in store for us. Stay warm and safe, wherever you might be!
“The Circle has healing power. In the Circle we are all equal. When in the Circle, no one is in front of you. No one is behind you. No one is above you. No one is below you. The Sacred Circle is designed to create unity. The Hoop of Life is also a circle. On this hoop there is a place for every species, every race, every tree, and every plant. It is this completeness of Life that must be respected in order to bring about health on this planet. To understand each other, as the ripples when a stone is tossed into the waters, the Circle starts small and grows . . . until it fills the whole lake.”
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