Simon and I have been like ships that pass in the night this summer. Between the cottage, my trips up north with the kids, drives to Pennsylvania and back, and work days for both of us, we have spent more time apart than we have together.
Zachary, Michael and I arrived home from up north with minutes to spare before the neighbourhood birthday party to which they were both invited. We had just enough time to unpack before they were whisked off for hours to a trampoline and dinner party.
With Max at camp and Simon running an evening workshop, I found myself in a blissfully empty house. And, with two weeks of family holiday and uber-togetherness ahead of me, I really felt the perfection in the aloneness.
With Simon coming home for 8:00, I decided that I would use my time alone to sing along to my favourite music while cooking us a beautiful dinner. I had just shopped for the ingredients when Simon called to say he would be early.
And, as it turned out, there could not have been a more perfect ‘plan’.
We drank red wine and talked while I cooked and connected in a way that we have not had the chance for many weeks. And, as we sat down to our Goddess Bowls (thank you Lettuce Love Cafe for the inspiration, complete with the Lemon Tahini dressing), it felt like the perfect date!
Feeling happy, appreciative, connected, and in love with my husband.