So this is basically how I start every morning...the Mister's bathrobe, my computer & a cup of coffee.
The mister is transitioning off his ship at the end of the month, so he's been bringing everything home. The other day, that meant a big sack of laundry. I'm a little loosey-goosey with the sorting.
Then it was back to the computer, but this time I was doing a bit of Christmas shopping. On my personal Christmas list is a new wallet. My old wallet is massive and the only things I really ever need on a regular basis are cash, my driver's license, my debit card and my Starbucks Gold card. In the meantime, I've been using this little pouch I bought in Vegas. Not ideal, but it makes me smile.
Then it was time for MORE coffee and a perusal of cookbooks to figure out what to make for dinner. I've acquired three new cookbooks and I haven't done much with any of them. I settled on the Balsamic and Beer-Braised Short Ribs from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook.
And then I had to fold the laundry. Here's a funny thing. I do not bother with folding my underwear. It all just gets tossed in a drawer and it's not like I worry about it wrinkling. But both my mother and the Mister will fold my underwear if they do my laundry. I find that quite endearing.
And then I went for a run. This is the USS Wisconsin, which is a battleship. If you ask the Mister, he will tell you battleships are the coolest. Unfortunately, they aren't really used in the modern Navy, so the Mister won't ever get the chance to serve on one. But he seriously loves battleships. At one point, we even tossed around the idea of getting married on one of the many decommissioned battleships that are attached to museums, like the Wisconsin.
And then I was finished with my run and it was time to stretch. Stretching has become one of my favorite parts of running.
And then it was shower time and getting ready time.
And then I was ready! I stole the Mister's fedora and I think I look just darling in it. At some point last night, he sort of laughed to himself and when I asked what was so funny he said, "I was just thinking that if you keep wearing my bathrobe and my hat that someday when I want to wear them, our kids are going to be all 'Daddy, why are you wearing Momma's bathrobe?' or 'Daddy, why are you wearing Momma's hat?'"
At the grocery store!
Cooking dinner! The recipe called for two beers in the pot, so I opened up a third beer for my hand. That doesn't explain the bitchface, but that was more a product of trying to balance my camera on a vase, press the self-timer button and then get back over by the stove.
Hooray, the Mister is home! I'm especially happy he is home this week because he was supposed to be out to sea, but then the underway was postponed due to weather. And that is just fine by me. I'll take any bonus time with the Mister any day!
And dinner is on the table! Let me tell you, those short ribs were phenomenal. I know it sounds braggy to say that about my own cooking, but the meat was incredibly tender and the sauce was out of this world! It was my first time making short ribs, but I will definitely be making this again.
And that's the end of the photos. After we ate, we cleaned up the kitchen and parked ourselves on the couch for more Netflix watching and then we went to bed. We are a boring old couple and we are usually in bed by 10:30. And that is A-OK by us.