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Project 52: Let me count the ways

It's Joel's month to plan.  He came up with a pretty nice night.  We made orange creme brulee together.  Which wasn't really ready until this morning, but we did make it together!  And as we waited for it to cook in the oven.  We talked about all the things that we love about one another.  Which believe it or not is not the easiest thing in the world to do.  Either it's hard to articulate or hard to listen, but it's totally worth getting through the hard part in order to do it. 

We ended the evening with a game of Rummikub.  And I hate to report that we stopped playing after one hand.  Mainly because Joel was negative 61 and I was positive 61.  It was too far a gap for the game to continue with any fairness.  Darn those jokers and their 30 point value!

After the game and taking out the creme to cool, we went downstairs to watch Leverage, one of my new favorite shows.  It's on Netflix and there's almost nothing more entertaining than watching hour long TV shows back to back with NO commercials.  We did sneak a little dessert in before turning in, even though it wasn't chilled it was VERY delicious.  I'm looking forward to seeing what he has in store for next week!

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  1. Hi Tina,
    Thank you for your prayers regarding my mom. She had the "cement" procedure done today. It looks good so far. Time will tell and so will God. He knows best.
    Thanks again,
    Mary Lou

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  2. Orange creme brulee?! That sounds divine! What a fun date! And I agree about watching the tv shows with no commercials, back to back if possible.

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  3. wow orange creme brulee sounds delicious. and i've never attempted it because it is hard to make! thanks for sharing your date! see you next week.
    tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

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