I had a lovely picnic with S. It was a good break from work and he brought a little chocolate tart which was amazing! It was just good to spend time with him in the middle of the day.
I met up with him after work to go to aerial dance class with he and SS. He gave me a heartshaped balloon. It was very sweet and I got to take it with me to class. He got one for SS as well, but had to wait to give it to her until after class.
Class was fun. I felt like I was stronger than when I was in the class before. I still need to get a bit stronger, but it was a lot more fun this time. I also got to play on a hoop and with fabric. The fabric was, by far, the most comfortable to swing from.
We went to dinner after, then headed home to bed. I'm a wee bit sore this morning from the class...and also the mah jong that I played on my computer on Tuesday evening.
S told us that he doesn't like Valentine's day because he doesn't like the idea that it is the one day that you celebrate your connection to the ones you love. I agree...but that's not what the day is for me. For me, it is something that taps into that little girl part of me that wants to be a fairy princess with her prince. In short, it is an irrational response to our culture's myth of "happily ever after." I have not liked it in the past for that very reason...I didn't have a prince charming and I didn't get to be the fairy princess. That made me mad and sad and generally not wanting to be reminded that other girls (because it really is that girl in me) got to have it.