February 14, 2024

When we got home yesterday, Hannah got a notification from Amazon that her Barbie RC car – a pink Corvette, a classic – and dolls would be delivered before 10 pm. I must’ve forgotten to change the name when I placed the order. It took away from the surprise of it. I love playing with RC cars.

Last night, I put a note in Hannah’s backpack. A few hours after getting home from work today, I still hadn’t heard anything from her about it. I’m impatient so I asked if she saw the note. She asked me what note I was talking about. It turns out that the pocket I put the note in is the one she slips her laptop in and out of without ever rooting through it. Every day, I learn something new about her.

I had one more puzzle to make and mail when we got home from work today. I also laser cut a flower for Hannah because I forgot to pick up a real one. I was supposed to go to the gym but didn’t make it on account of things taking time to do. Once the puzzle was made, I went to the post office to ship it. On my way home, I stopped to get a few groceries to make dinner.

Neither of us could decide on what we wanted to eat. We ended up eating Fettuccini Alfredo, mostly because we have over a kilogram of parmesan reggiano in the fridge. We also had half a litre of 35% cooking cream, which I’d never cooked with before. I wanted some sautéed mushrooms on the side, as well.

I bought a fancy fruit shortcake cake when I was picking up the pasta and mushrooms. I asked what a shortcake is to the woman manning the bakery counter. She said it has something to do with real whipped cream being used instead of just cream. I’d never considered the height of whipping cream, which, incidentally, is also 35% MF. It’s what I’d normally use when making Fettuccini Alfredo. The length of the pasta was the same today as always, no shorter. In any case, the cake was frozen when we went to eat it, which was unexpected because it had been sitting out for a couple of hours.

Hannah got me a lovely mint green hoodie. It’s very comfortable and fits just right. Oil splashed on it while I was making dinner. We have one of Hannah’s grandmother’s aprons in the linen closet, but I don’t feel right about using it.

After dinner, we put some mould remover on the caulking around the tub and the grout on the tiled walls. It seems to be working. It has to set for eight hours so we’ll wash it off in the morning.


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