It's a snowy Valentine's eve and another Monday that I've had more or less to myself.
I started my day with Leo and the loop around Stephen's Park followed by a quick trip to campus where I dropped off a stack of graded papers (Whew!), swam some laps at the pool and went to a doctor's appointment where I was reassured that I was healthy and "probably would be my entire life." (I'll take that diagnosis.)
After a quick coffee break with a friend who just got back to town, I headed to the grocery store to pick up soup ingredients. I settled on carrot-ginger and asparagus soups, purchased a 5-pound bag of carrots, a knob of ginger and 2 pounds of asparagus and headed home where I kicked into nesting mode — sweeping the floor, washing the sheets and simmering vegetables.
No Valentine this year, but it can be cozy to spend an afternoon home alone.