Yay Valentine's Day! Kevin and I went to my favourite Ottawa restaurant, the Urban Pear. Their crème brûlée is in my top 3, but it wasn't on the menu last night, so I got to try a new dessert. We also exchanged gifts. I got my standard case of Cadbury creme eggs (48 eggs). I may cut back from 100 to 50 this year, in the interest of being more health-conscious. I wanted to get Kevin a $7 gift certificate to Old Navy, but they only came in round dollar amounts, so I got him a Jamie Oliver cookbook and a sciencey book from his Amazon wish list.
For those that don't know the Old Navy reference:
Last year, we set a $25 gift limit for Valentine's day. I found Kevin a sweater at Old Navy, and then bought myself a bunch of stuff too. The sweater didn't end up fitting, so Kevin went to exchange it with a gift receipt. When he got to the cashier, she told him the sweater he was exchanging was $7. He phoned me at home and I got all huffy that they were trying to rip him off. I went to get the original receipt and discovered that yes, I had only spent $7 on his gift. I bought him stuff later to compensate, but I still had the shame.
Unrelated to Valentine's Day, we had an intense discussion about what toes that are agile like fingers would be called. Clearly they would be called "toengers". Not "tingers" as Kevin claims.