Saturday February 14 2015

Ana in Bath Robe on Bed (February 14 2015) (2)[i]

Waking up at 10:30 a.m.

Irish Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Maca Powder, Maple Syrup, Chia Seeds, Blueberries, Strawberries, and Greek Yogurt. Green Tea.

All day shift at China Wok.

It's a multi-layered weather cornucopia day.

First phase: sunshine chills.


Lots of chores to do at the restaurant like fill the dumpling sauce in cups, stock sodas, bag crunchy noodles, etc.

Cacao Oatmeal Cookies.

Scrambled Eggs. Toast with Butter and Jam. Pea Snacks. Oolong Tea.

Second phase: rain.

Third phase: snow.

Fourth phase: near hurricane force winds.

Meanwhile, Valentine's Day brings its V-Day doomsday to China Wok. The orders stack up on the counter, customers walk in left and right. The wait time is doubled. During the dinner rush almost every order I deliver is late. The phone rings non-stop with complaints. Some people think the world revolves around them and their appetites.

Navel Orange.

The wind is ridiculous. I'm dodging tree branches and shopping carts on the road. The sight of a couple car accidents is expected. Everybody takes their sweetheart out to dinner but others choose to stay home where it's safe and order takeout, hence why I'm driving around in a haze.

Off work and back home.

Tofu with Broccoli, Onions, Snow Peas, and Rice in Garlic Sauce.

Watching The Whole Nine Yards (2000).

After decompressing in my room I head over to Ana's room where she has a couple Valentine gifts on display for me: a box of Caramel Chocolate Truffles, a bottle of rose brut wine, an apple, and a handwritten card. She writes, "You're the apple of my eye. You're the chocolate to my truffle. And your soul's beauty is as rare as a rose. [page over] Robert! I truly appreciate the amount of love, patience, and understanding you give to me. (Especially in my times of confusion.) I admire the stamina that you have! It's something I want to have. I want to thank you for all of your efforts to better everything. I'm very grateful to have met you! I honestly feel that you are one of the best people in my life. I'm happy to have you as my partner, my lover, my valentine. – (heart) Khrizzia"

Valentine Gift from Ana (February 14 2015)

She's the sweetest girl really. We catch up on our troubles and thoughts of the day. She went to work but afterwards attended her mom's wedding ceremony. She lies there in her green silky bathrobe – I can't help but admire how beautiful and adorable she is. She keeps experiencing the urge to pinch me. When talking about how she likes to take showers after work she says, "Showers are baptisms from the world."

Ana in Bath Robe on Bed (February 14 2015) (1)

Sleep 3:30 a.m.

[i] Images by me.

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