Day 17 - I am thankful for wonderful outings with my husband as the holidays approach. Some days are just so perfect, so festive and so awesome that I truly forget myself for a while and just feel pure, unadulterated joy.
Today was one of those days. Trevor's mom and her sister came back from downtown and gave us the family day pass that they'd used for the TTC. Trevor and I went out and had lunch at our favourite Vietnamese restaurant. Then we went downtown, said hello to our friend Alex (who is Toronto Batman), got Peppermint Mochas, wandered around the giant Chapters-Indigo at the Eaton Centre where Trevor picked up a couple books for me, and bought Godiva chocolate. We walked over to Nathan Phillips Square and got really good positions near the Cavalcade of Lights stage. Oldie Christmas music was playing, the night was fairly mild. We enjoyed the show and the fireworks, took the subway to our close friend Kent's place, and hung out with him for a while before he drove us home.
It was a spectacular day.
I am grateful for days like these.
Day 18 - I am thankful to be able to wake up next to my husband on weekend mornings and get to cuddle. We don't get to do this during the week, since he has to get up at 6am to get ready to go to work. I love just lying there in silence, stirring together, stretching, touching. I cuddle up to him and he puts his arm around me. As we start waking up more, we start drowsy conversations. There's no rush, no alarm going off. It's precious, uninterrupted time.
We eventually get up and go have coffee together, greeting our cats and laughing over some silly thing or another.
Ahh, yes. I always look forward to weekend mornings, and I'm thankful for them.