I had a really nice, rather relaxing, totally chill weekend. I wish you had been here. Know why? Because . . .
If you had been here this weekend you would have kept me company while I got a pedicure. You would have cheered when I chose hot pink instead of my standard red.
You would have gone grocery shopping with me and reminded me to get batteries. Because I forgot. Again.
You would have held my hand while I got my mammogram. And you would have laughed and told me not to worry even though I always worry about this.
If you had been here this weekend you would have enjoyed a very nice evening on the deck with Dale and I and our friend Anne. You wouldn’t have gotten any dinner – because I kinda didn’t make any – but you would have had bruschetta and that’s the next best thing.
You would have gotten up early with me on Saturday morning and sat on the deck, drinking coffee and reading. You would have left me alone so that I could read interrupted. You’re good like that.
I know you would have helped me clean and organize the craft room. You would have taken out the trash and helped me put away yarn and I just know you would have swept and dusted. And I’d have appreciated it, too.
You would have hung out with me on Saturday when Dale went off to work with the band. I would have shared my salmon with you and you would have stopped me from eating so much rice and encouraged me to eat more vegetables.
If you had been here this weekend you would have sat quietly early Sunday morning while I finished reading The Light Between Oceans. And then we would have had a wonderful chat about the book, how heart wrenching and beautiful it was, how it made us want to visit a lighthouse and how we just couldn’t have predicted that ending but how satisfying it was nonetheless.
Then you would have helped me make blueberry pancakes for Dale.
After breakfast you would have knit with me while we listened to my new favorite Pandora radio station, Laid Back Brunch. We would have had to come inside when the rain started but we would have exclaimed over how badly we needed the rain and we wouldn’t have complained at all.
We would have lit candles and made the house cozy and chatted with Dale over a glass of wine and some cheese in the late afternoon.
And we would have finished the weekend by catching up on Game of Thrones and Outlander.
On Sunday evening we would have remarked that we hadn’t left the house in two days and we didn’t even mind because we had everything we needed right here.
Don’t you wish you had been here this weekend?