It was a sweekend of simple things. And the weekend was so sweet, convincing me that the sum of simple things is immeasurably great. Don’t you agree?
The company I work for has several locations around the state and one in a nearby city moved to a new office last week. I went up on Friday to provide some brawn and help with the move. I arrived home late that evening, tuckered out. Kevin ordered a pizza in and we watched episode after episode of The Big Bang Theory. And he rubbed my poor tired feet. I married a gem.
Saturday morning simple included a trip to the farmer’s market where we snagged some fresh basil, squash, and garlic. Then we stopped by the library so I could pick up three books that had been placed on hold.
We then embarked on a very special outing. We had decided to have Flo cremated and she was ready to be brought home. Naturally, there were a few tears and shared “remember when…” memories. We read and watched some John Wayne on AMC. Then we went to the mall and Target – always a fun, if expensive, experience.
Dinner that night was so unbelievably delicious. It’s the dinner that I want to eat every day. At least once a day. Maybe twice. Kevin was in the Seattle area a few weeks ago and he picked up a pound of basil fettuccine at Pike’s Place Market. We combined that with some of his besto pesto, made with the basil and garlic we’d scored at the farmers market that morning. So. so. so. delicious. There was a lot of silence and contented sighs as we ate.
Our sweet little Kiki cat wasn’t interested in pasta but did keep us company. Kiki and Flo lived together for 11 years, so we have been keeping a close eye on Kiki – she’s a genius cat, but even she can’t say, “Hey, humans, I’m feeling sad and lonely without my pal here.” She has been eating well and drinking, so we think that physically, she’s doing okay. She has been spending more time with us (she’s very independent and has a fair amount of Kiki-time), which we love. She is most definitely a comfort to us.
After dinner we watched American Hustle – a Netflix disc that we’d (embarrassingly) had in our possession since May. It was pretty enjoyable. The sound was terrible though – lots of whispering and mumbling that had us hitting the + on the volume…just to have the music (great soundtrack) BLARING out unexpectedly. Kids these days and their lack of enunciation and their loud music…. As Ross says, “There is nothing WRONG with speak-ing correctly.”
Sunday brought breakfast with my great aunts and uncles (the breakfast crew). And a trip to Whole Foods for provisions. Then we read and relaxed a bit on the back patio before braving the rain to make a trip to the gym. I huffed and puffed my way through 2 miles on the treadmill. We were home in time for more relaxation to the sounds of a lovely rainstorm. The traditional Sunday night dinner was taken at one of my favorite restaurants with Kevin’s parents.
Such a sweet weekend, filled with simple things and time with my favorite guy.
Have you seen American Hustle? What simple, wonderful things did your weekend include?