Hey friends! Hope you had a fantastic Labor Day and that you de-labored all the live long day.
It was someone very special’s birthday yesterday!
My creative juices were flowing yesterday and I sat at the piano for hours just playing away and writing. It felt so good! Before I knew it, the afternoon had arrived and I needed to run to Target to pick up a card for Matty. I’d already purchased his birthday present (tickets for us to see The Weeknd) but still wanted him to have something to open for his birthday. So, off to Target I went!
Naturally, I couldn’t leave with only purchasing the one thing that I entered the store for.
If you let out a squeal at the sight of the pumpkin spice coffee in the back, you’re not alone. When I saw the bag of coffee in one of the aisles (with a bargain sign in front of it, no less!), I squealed, “Yes! It’s here!” A Target employee chuckled at me and then walked away. Guess I creeped him out a bit? Aside from the wonderous pumpkin spice coffee, I snagged a jar of raw mixed nuts, hummus, and a container of fruit. I know it’s ridiculous to shell out $3.99 for a container of fruit but the Del Monte fresh fruit medleys are always so darn delicious! Sue me.
After snagging my food and drink purchases, I refocused and moved on to tackle my original task. Success occurred, as I found the most perfect card for Matty.
Aren’t I so romantic?
Matty had to work yesterday (rude, I know), so we spent the evening together. He wanted to go to Rasoi and just hang out afterwards. I love that about him – he never wants anything over-the-top and loves to enjoy the simple things. My kinda guy! So, Rasoi it was.
Our dining experience began with the always-wonderful papadum, a traditional Indian cracker made from lentil and chickpea flours, infused with cumin seeds.
I’m a big fan of the papadum. Mmmm.
After placing our orders, I gave Matty his card, which also included a lengthy note and a new picture of us. Matty has a couple of picture frames on his dresser with pictures of the two of us, and I thought he might want a new one. He got a kick out of the card.
For my entree, I ordered the Vegetable Poriyal, a combination of sweet potatoes, peas, cauliflower, lima beans, carrots, and plantains tossed in a coconut-based sauce. The dish came with a side of lentils and brown rice. I demolished the poriyal and lentils but decided to take the brown rice home. I was perfectly satisfied.
Matty ordered his favorite: Chicken Tikka Lababdar, a dish of yogurt, ginger, and garlic-marinated chicken tenders grilled and cooked in a classic tomato sauce. He opted for sides of lentils and plain naan. This man loves his naan!
We spent lots of time talking, which was so needed. With our crazy work schedules, it can be really hard to see each other, let alone talk on the phone, so the times that we do get to spend together are extra special! We were both happy campers.
We capped the night off with a solid cuddle session and an episode of The Great Food Truck Race. Simple pleasures!