A slight sense of imbalance left over from a boozy afternoon of board games at our local wine bar
Face slightly roasted from time spent in the Malibu midday sun
One cat curled tight on the windowsill, one off chasing invisible prey
Books scattered over the coffee table
Scents of sauteed garlic, onion, and fresh farmer's market vegetables filling our home
Sia's "Some People Have Real Problems" album accompanying the early evening cooking, cleaning, and gardening.
A small kiss as we pass each other, each lazily focused on the household task at hand.
These quiet moments build upon each other, the foundation of our life, be it married or not-quite-yet. Stresses set aside for an afternoon of the simple pleasures of an everyday life. For now, the wedding can wait.