To try and tell Peter just how much he means to me, I broke from our normal "family dinner" tonight. I still fed the kids at 5:30, and then, when he got home, we did their bedtime ritual of bath, massage, PJ, milk, snuggles, and bed, but then I banished him to a video game and got to work in the kitchen!
A half hour later, I served him a delicious, Valentine's Day dinner: New York strip with mushrooms and onions, mashed jewel yams with almond milk and cardamom, sauteed kale with pimento and garlic, sprouted wheat bread with (Icelandic!) butter, and a lovely petitie syrah, which also complimented the dessert of chocolate chewies (cookies) with fresh strawberries and brown sugar whipped cream. So what if the meal (with dessert) weighed in at 1240 calories! It was a nice evening, well spent, by candlelight, with the man that I would marry over and over again.
I love you, Peter. Thank you for loving me. :) <3