Surrounded by books… duh!
First off, I normally work on Tuesdays, but I received an “earned day” where I can take a day off and get paid for it… so I took Valentine’s Day off – which is really just another day for me. I don’t buy into the whole Valentine’s thing, but I won’t keep going on that.
So that was a great start to the day – getting paid to go to another library, The Cheesecake Factory, and Barnes & Noble.
My mom and I went to the Noah Webster Library and I know it’s not The New York Public Library or anything, but dang… this is a nice one too! It could just be us because we love libraries and bookstores so much, but I was in heaven being in a different library environment. I think no matter what library I go to, I’m going to have a good chance of loving it… because libraries.
After spending some time there we went to The Cheesecake Factory for the first time because we had a gift card. The food was good, but the strawberry cheesecake? Oh. My. Gosh. It didn’t even feel like I was eating normal cheesecake, unless it’s supposed to be made so light that it doesn’t sit heavy. I ate most of the slice and it didn’t sit heavy at all (of course, I did cheat and take the cheesecake home and shared with my mom).
Of course, it’s not a day out with my mom unless we hit Barnes and Noble. As usual, we stayed for a few hours – had coffee and a cookie – and for once I did leave with two books. I bought myself one and my mom bought me one because there wasn’t one that she wanted right away. Plus I renewed my membership… what a great Valentine’s gift! Ha!
And I won’t forget to tell y’all that I did get my chocolates and card from my dad the day before and half the chocolates are gone already. I love that my dad does that every year for me.
So that was my Valentine’s Day, and not a bad one either.