You would think that when you build an outdoor oasis you would want it to be sunny outside all the time so you could enjoy it.
You would be wrong.
Because it turns out that there is something more romantic than candle-lit dinners, flowers for no reason at all, romance novels, and even a cleaned off and warmed-up car the morning after a foot of snow.
David and I got home at the very same time on Tuesday evening, parking our cars side-by-side in our driveway in the pouring rain. And instead of going straight inside, David headed for our new outdoor living room. I hesitated, thinking of a ruined bag and water-logged shoes from walking across the grass, but I finally relented, and joined him on the couch.
And for a few minutes before the Jewish holiday of Shavuot began and our night took us over we sat, warm and dry, under our massive umbrella, and listened to the rain falling over our heads.
And it was incredible.
Wishing you a weekend filled with ordinary moments that become something extraordinary.