I sure do love a long weekend. Getting that extra day is just magical. This weekend was the first time that Viet and I have been together for blocks of time for almost a month now. He got back from a long work trip to India last Sunday, so this was our first weekend home together.
This may not be the case for other folks, but for us, it always takes us a little while to readjust to each other when we’ve been a part for a significant amount of time. It doesn’t matter how well we know each other or how much time we’ve been together, I always seem to forget key things about living together and successfully communicating with one another. We are so different, and I think when we’re apart we revert back to our natural ways of being (that are on pretty opposite poles).
When we come back together, it often feels like we’re starting back at ground zero for a few days. We spent most of the day on Saturday readjusting to being together for long blocks of unplanned time (the best kind!). Thankfully, by the end of the day, we had it down, and we settled back into our groove. I just think that’s such a funny thing. For me, living with a partner doesn’t come naturally. It makes me happy, and I enjoy it (I’m an extreme extrovert). But it takes a lot of practice and actively trying to be more selfless (which isn’t easy y’all).
We had a lovely long weekend aside from our readjustment period :). Friday night I went to see Cloud Atlas at the Castro Theater. I really loved the book, but I have to say I was equally impressed with the movie. We got to see family on Saturday when we made a quick trip up to Napa to celebrate Tet. Sunday we went to brunch at Absinthe (get the cinamon roll if you ever go-trust me) and took a little ride on Viet’s scooter (making a stop at Miette to pick up some chocolate flowers).
Most Sunday evenings we have Sunday Supper with several of our friends. It has become a beloved weekly tradition. This past Sunday evening, we had an extra special Sunday Supper because our dear friends Amit and Casey made dinner to thank folks for helping with their wedding. It was not surprisingly delicious (they’re amazing cooks), and as always, it’s nice to just relax with friends and enjoy good food and laughs.
Yesterday, the gloomy weather returned, but I was able to be super productive in spite of the lack of sunshine inspiration. I wrote several posts for the week, made jambalaya (recipe on Wed!), and I even made time to watch the movie Brave (so good). I ended my long weekend relaxing with friends.
Happy Tuesday y’all,