I called my friends about 6:30 PM to cancel on our Valentines date. I had some more work to do and I was already dead tired. So dinner at home, a movie and good night sleep wouldn’t be such a bad idea to spend my hearts day. Besides, I didn’t feel like getting in line just to wait for a darn table.
Ten minutes later, my cellphone rang and it was Cee Cee on a three way call with Ken. They said that they’re canceling the whole dinner at a restaurant and decided to have dinner at my place. I was totally speechless and these two didn’t even wait for my answer. They just said, “Okay Hon, we’ll see you in an hour. Ciao!”
Wholly crap, an hour! The clock is ticking and I’m still in the office. I called my sister right away and asked what goods we have in the pantry, from there I can probably whip out something and use what I have at home. Golly, my friends are driving me insane. But I needed to act quickly, and so I packed my bags and headed for the nearby grocery store.
For dinner, I’ve decided to make some Artichoke-Pimiento Dip (with French Bread) and my Thirty Minute Pasta Bolognese. I’ve only had 45 minutes left to prep and cook dinner (after grocery shopping), and take note – for five people. Thankfully, the dip was done in five minutes and the pasta’s already baking in the oven five minutes before my deadline. I did make it in time, and my guest did arrive on the dot.
We had a simple dinner, did some karaoke singing to release our frustrations from a hard days work, watched the movie Waiting to Exhale, and had some strawberry cheesecake ice cream after to satisfy our desire for sweetness. It was great, way better than my idea of an early nap. By 11 pm, we decided to call it a night. I was dead tired to the N-th level and have a whole load of dishes to clean, but I must admit — I had so much fun!
PS: By the way, I forgot to mention that a surprise (if I can call it that) was left on my door, and that I almost stepped on it. There was no card, no name or whatsoever. So it was probably from him (need I mention the name) either that or it was delivered to my house by mistake. But nonetheless, whoever he (or she, you never know) maybe — thank you!