The last couple of days were probably my favorite days of the month (which also means of the year, so far). On Sunday, Robbie flew home from tour for a short-but-awesome 36ish hours. The band is on the road almost nonstop for the first three and a half months of the year, and often their days off are far from home. Rather than spend this week's off-time in a hotel in Tennessee, he decided to come home, which was a seriously special treat.
Sunday night was filled with things like awards shows, movies, lazy couch lounging, and vanilla malts for dinner. Yesterday, I decided to work a half-day so we could venture out to a nature preserve for a late afternoon winter walk and photo-taking session. The weather was dreary and damp, with temperatures in the 40s (still cold but much warmer than it has been here!). The chilly wetness actually made everything look sort of eerie and cool, and despite the fact that my socks were soaking wet inside of my boots, we walked around for quite a while snapping pictures and watching the sky grow dark. After our walk, we grabbed coffee, ran to Trader Joe's for a baguette and our all-time favorite cheese (TJ brand Toscano Cheese with Black Pepper - trust me on this), and came home for another blissfully lazy night.
It's kind of amazing how much you appreciate simple moments with your partner/best buddy when you know you only get to see him or her for a short time. (You guys totally have permission to roll your eyes or gag a little - but it's true.) We didn't do anything exciting by any means, yet these two days were favorites that will likely stay in my memory for a while. Crazy how that works, isn't it?
short video of me being a dork on our winter walk? I posted one to my brand spanking new Vine account. I've been on it for a whole 36 hours and am already starting to feel semi-addicted. Sigh. You can find me there by searching for Melissa Baswell Williams. Are any of you using the Vine App yet?