Tweet If you have been reading Social Studies Momma for a little while you know that Hubs and I are in the process of adopting a baby from Ethiopia. This is a stressful process. A process where it is easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of paperwork, research, and worry. When you get so involved in something like this it can overtake your life. Engulf your whole being and alienate you from the people right there next to you.
On Monday and Tuesday Hubs was able to take a few days of vacation time. We have both been kind of absent from each other lately. He has been busy with duties as the chairman of our pastor search committee at Church and I have been little miss paperwork. Although both are worthy tasks we have been neglecting our time of being "present" with one another. Time to enjoy each others company and reconnect.
On Monday we had a big talk about this lack of commitment to nurturing our time as a couple. Today we were able to have a wonderful day together. Hubs did something for me that made me feel so loved. He started to clean his things out of our office. The office is getting turned into Little Bitty Bits nursery. I have already cleaned out 95% of my things in this room. I have been waiting for some time for Hubs to clean up his half of the room. I felt so loved and blessed that he would take his vacation day to bless me in this way.
When lunch time came around we headed out. Little Bit had left that morning with Pap Pap and Nana so Hubs and I had a wonderful time talking and enjoying our lunch. We needed some things at Walmart but I decided it would be nice to honor my wonderful husband with a fancy meal.
We got some Hillshire Farm Gourmet Creations Sausage, salad fixings, fresh bread, pasta, and pesto. It's amazing how you can turn the everyday into a special occasion just by a few little touches.
Little Bit came home and was happily playing with the new tractor that Nana and Pap Pap had gotten him. Hubs and I hit the kitchen to make our gourmet meal. I cut up the Chicken Apple Sausages while Hubs cleaned the skillet.
Then I sauteed the sausages.
Hubs got out a pot, filled it with water, and turned the burner on. I added the pasta when the water got to a boil.
While I was at the stove Hubs was making the salads.
Little Bit started to get grumpy that no one was paying attention to him so Hubs left our little dance and entertained him. I put the Hillshire Farm sausage into my prettiest pyrex bowl along with the pasta and pesto.
I sat the table with matching plates and an assortment of vintage pyrex bowls. I put the flowers I arranged onto the table along with a little candle far from Little Bit's long fingers. My collection of milk glass sitting daintily on top of the piano was a wonderful backdrop. Our special meal was all about rejoicing in the every day, being present, and having fun in even the most routine things. Such and ordinary day. Such a special day.
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. This is a snippet of my real life. I only write about what really happens in my little corner of the world.