We didn't do much in the way of celebrating for Valentine's Day, but it was still pretty good. On Saturday we went to a ward dinner/dance and enjoyed a meal of chicken cordon bleu. They served cheesecake for dessert and, wonder of wonders, I actually enjoyed it. Generally I find cheesecake inedible because I hate the taste of cream cheese. This stuff was fluffy and whipped-creamy enough to mostly cancel out the cream cheese taste. Not bad. We left before the dance actually started because we (read: I) wanted to watch Apolo Ohno win a medal. I watched the semifinal and was pleased. I missed the final because I dropped off my babysitter and stayed for a couple of hours talking to her mother (my aunt). Part of it was because I wasn't feeling too hot and had to sit down for a while.
The actual day of Valentines didn't start off too well. The nausea I felt at my aunt's house didn't go away and didn't get any better. Eric and I exchanged gifts and I worked my way through breakfast. As an extra surprise for Eric I submitted our proposal story to the newspaper to be printed for Valentine's Day. It's somewhere on http://www.heraldextra.com/, but you probably have to search for it because it's a day later. He was surprised. I'm not even sure he knew they were asking for stories.
I nearly skipped out on church because I felt nasty, but decided I could make it for at least the first hour and see how I felt from there. During the meeting I started to nod off and each time I woke up I got a fresh wave of nausea. I decided it would be best to go home and see if sleeping it off would help. After a three hour nap I felt refreshed and not a bit sick. It worked like a charm. I was actually able to enjoy the rest of my day. It makes me think the entire world should adopt siesta just to add to our overall well-being.
There were many expressions of love which I will not mention here. We wouldn't want you to feel like I did for the first half of the day. I'll just say that I married my handsome Prince Charming and look forward to our eternities together.