Friday, February 14, 2014

Miller Time Friday: Happy Valentine's Day!


Oh the Weather outside is frightful....




whoops, wrong holiday...

Never mind, it's Valentine's Day, which means that it is 29 years ago tonight that Barry and I had our first date.  We went to a jazz night at the UNB Faculty Club, which seems funny now, as we weren't faculty...

scene of crime...

Well luck favours the brave and we have been together ever since...

This will be a quiet year.  Between the storm and the upcoming trip, we deemed it best to make a nice meal at home (quail), have some nice wine and some good chocolates.  You can't complain about that!

A little poetry doesn't hurt on Valentine's Day and we might as well go to the gold standard, old Will himself...

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate;
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,  
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee

I plan to don a little red, a little pink and the new scarf Barry just gave me that is stamped with little hearts.  Oh and Dani - you will be pleased to know I have irish cream filled chocolates - I know you are writing prescriptions for the like these days, Dr. B-P.

You needn't be in a couple to celebrate the day.  Some of the greatest loves of my life are my family and friends and of course myself!  We all have to love and honour ourselves, don't we?

So Happy Valentine's Day to you all, dear friends, with a special shout-out to my Valentine, Barry - Love you!





Oh and Indy wishes you a happy day as well...




In honour of Valentine's Day, we really must have a drink...

Besame (Kiss Me)


2 lime wedges
5-6 raspberries
1 ½ oz. Agavero
Passion fruit juice
Chambord
Garnish: rock candy swizzle stick

Muddle limes and raspberries in a highball glass, add Agavero and top off with passion fruit juice. Add a splash of Chambord, pour mix into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well, strain back into the highball glass, and garnish with a rock candy swizzle stick.

 
Have a LOVE-ly day and stay safe out there!

 

44 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day. Enjoy the quail!

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  2. Happy hearts day to you and Barry. That's our plan tonight too. I'm not into big gestures on this day. As long as my husband takes out the trash regularly and does the school runs when I can't, I'm a happy girl.

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  3. Hi Wendy, enjoy your meal with Barrie tonight. My husband has taken the day off work and we'll go out to lunch.

    Hope the storm passes quickly!

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    1. Thanks Patricia! So far it hasn't been too bad!

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

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  5. What a lovely crime scene! Happy Valentine's day WMM. Although, I think I'd rather have an Irish Coffee and a chocolate to ward off this snowy chill!

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    1. It is a pretty nice crime scene! Have a great day!

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    2. Just got this link from my sister and had to share, in case you have not seen this. (Your Valentine's day blog reminded me. )
      http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/valentines-day-commercial/n45814
      Caution, don't eat or drink while watching. I think the whole world might need to see this one....
      Knityarns

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  6. Happy Valentine's Day! What a great first date:). Enjoy your celebration.

    I got the cutest handmade card from my son this morning! Today I am his valentine and I cherish that. We will celebrate tonight as a family:)

    Enjoy your day!

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  7. Happy Heart Day to you both. We are off to the Blue Door after my valentine clears the lane!

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    1. drive carefully, road-wise and speed-wise...

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  8. Happy Valentine's Day! :) That looks like a yummy drink, may have to give that one a shot sometime (shot--see what I did there, lol).

    Sorry for sending our awful weather to you all. Blegh.

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    1. No worries Dina - we can handle it! Have a great Valentine's Day!

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  9. Have a great Valentines Day! It's going to be very low key here but the little things make it special.

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  10. Congratulations, you 29 year olds! Happy Valentine's Day :)

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  11. 29 years ago today, how sweet is that! Great picture of you and Barry and good job on the irish cream filled chocolates.
    The weather, what a mess. I am very happy you are staying in. If we couldn't walk to the restaurant I'd be staying home too.
    Have a great dinner tonight, happy day to all of you!

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    1. I love that restaurant so I am sure you will have a blast! More champers, garcon!

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    2. Three cheers for the love muffins, Barry & Wendy!
      Quail - oh the poshness,I'll be right round for leftovers.

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    3. And chocolate espresso cake Tabs - all yummy. Wish you were here!

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  12. HVD to you! 29 years ago! Well done!
    I'd love to pop over for quail leftovers too.
    Really hope your weather improves soon. It seems that N America and the UK are really suffering. :-(

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    1. It's so funny - we just got word we're getting another 35cm tonight. Oy vey!

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    2. Oh, the guilt! I am almost out of the snow zone. Yes I think a foot at least! Poor MLane.

      We like to stay in for V day, too. Otherwise, we end up analyzing every couple in the room. I think this is our first Vday apart.

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    3. glad you are almost out of the snow belt Lane!

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  13. Happy Valentine's Day and congratulations to you and Barry on 29 years!

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  14. Happy Valentine's Day! Such a great photo of you two! Enjoy your dinner, quail and chocolate cake for dessert sound wonderful. As for us... my daughter and I have been laid low with some kind of stomach virus that has been going around the kids' school. Staying home today with chicken soup! Hope you have a lovely weekend and stay warm - I heard about the winter storm hitting NB on the radio. At least you are headed to Florida soon!

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    1. Sorry to hear that Louise! Hope you feel better soon!

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    2. It was going around here too!

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    3. Sorry to hear you've been ill Louise! Not fun at all! Get well soon!

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  15. Happy Valentines Day to tou both!
    you look like a great couple and can be proud of your achievement!
    We are not doinganything tonight,but spend the day tomorrow together,maybe do lunch or go to the mall.

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  16. Happy Heart Day to you love birds!! Sounds like Feb 14 is a lucky day for you both!

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  17. Happy valentines day, sweethearts!

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  18. That is super cute that your first date was on Valentine's. And I love the photo of Indy -- Monty was my valentine this year and he was NOT really into it :)

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    1. Indy prefers to be worshipped. He is going to be furious when we go away...

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  19. Wendy,
    Just sent you a question but out it in previous days comments. I have a head cold so lying in bed in kind of a fog, Sorry

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