January was something of a strange month as My Prince was working at a different site than usual and on a different schedule. I, of course, was learning two new jobs at the same time, so there was kind of a lot going on. But the stars aligned as we got into February: I got caught up on my projects just in time for My Prince to be off on Valentine’s Day. We had gaming group that night but decided we’d have a lunch date since we were long overdue.
We started the day at Xfinity. My phone (an ancient iPhone 5c) had long since gotten dysfunctional. Given the employment uncertainty I’d been dealing with, I’d put off getting a new one. It finally reached the point where I couldn’t do pretty much anything with it and since my finances had leveled back out, too, it was time to stop stalling.
Much to my shock and delight, getting a new phone and getting put on My Prince’s plan took all of ten minutes and cost less than half as much as I’d expected. That done, we headed to the outdoor mall that the Bistro we’d chosen for lunch was located in. With lots of extra time, we went wandering.
We stopped in Victoria’s Secret because I needed perfume and, to my shock (again – it was a shocking kind of day), I also found a sports bra that fit (which I needed to replace one I’d worn out) and a super cute bikini that also fit. Given that nothing fits me ever and that both of those items were on my long-term to-shop-for-list, it felt like smashing success. (My husband bought all of it because he spoils me.)
After that, we stopped at Its Sugar, a candy store, because we wanted to pick up a treat for our gaming group. Guess what I found?! Gummy bears I could eat!! In fun flavors like limoncello! It was decadence. : )
I also found sparkly eyeshadow in silver and teal that makes me happy before we headed over to lunch. Lunch itself was delicious, and it was so nice to be out for a whole day just the two of us with no rush. (And also to be out here where people actually have GF menus and aren’t the least bit put out by the idea.) All around it was a delightful day and I’ve been enjoying the things we unexpectedly found ever since. We really need to plan dates more often!