Even though most weekends my husband and I are home together, I don’t really see him. He’s an active guy who can’t sit still (unless he’s eating), so from the moment breakfast is finished he’s out the door to weed/mow/saw/build/tidy/paint/fix something. He surfaces briefly at lunchtime, but other than that I don’t really see him again until after the sun’s gone down.
I don’t mind, I knew what I was getting in for when I married him. But sometimes, just sometimes, I crave his company.
Yesterday was one of those days. I’ve learnt from experience that he needs several days warning in advance, so I broached the idea earlier in the week of spending an entire day together and received approval to plan something. Yesterday was also the 20 week mark in the pregnancy – we’re half way there! So I had an extra reason to want to spend some time together.
We didn’t do anything extraordinary at all, just a simple but lovely day. Starting with a sleep in followed by a late breakfast. Then we headed out to the local Farmers Market. It was a gorgeous day but FREEZING, so we rugged up warmly. I had fun perusing the vegetable stalls and inhaling all the delicious smells from the food stalls. There was the added bonus of a book sale at the old Kuirau Park train building where I found a couple of cool travel books for $1 each.
After that we headed to town and wandered the shops for a few hours. I bought a book (of course. A trip to town is not complete without one) and we got hubby some new work pants and warm gloves. We also scared ourselves silly checking out a baby shop and not knowing what half the stuff is for. Eek.
For lunch we went to our favourite little local Thai restaurant, Herbs and Spices, where we had delicious stir fried noodles with a yummy sauce and vegetables.