This weekend included:
Lots of wandering around Dundee in the most utterly gorgeous winter sunlight. Some of the wandering was in the Botanic gardens, and some across various pretty or interesting parts of town, and we took in the Sensation Science museum, which is rather kid-focused but not bad for that, and we got to play with compilerbitch's face-morphing machines. And Saturday afternoon we walked out to Broughty Ferry and watched the sun set over the Tay firth (which wasn't quite so disgustingly soppy as it probably sounds!) and had a meal there after Shabbat.
No snow despite the weather forecast's promises, but not much actual warmth either.
Some astronomy. Since Shabbat came in so early, we had a bit of slack time on Friday evening and used it to visit the Observatory and look through big telescopes at the moon and the Pleiades. I very nearly wimped out of going since it was seriously cold by the time it was dark, but lethargic_man talked me back into it, and I'm extremely glad he did.
Plenty of snuggling. Given that we only see eachother once a month, and the various other constraints, it's easy to forget that our relationship actually has a physical dimension as well as all the other good things.
Lots of silliness and laughing together.
Some chevruta. lethargic_man has been doing some learning with the Masorti crowd and had all kinds of cool stuff to pass on to me, about things like the Masorti approach to halacha, women's participation in liturgy, and the ethical aspects of keeping kosher, so that was fun.
Lots and lots and lots and lots of conversation, some of which was even about topics unrelated to rysmiel. Yay spending the whole weekend talking.
Not nearly enough sleep, but it was so worth it to be able to cram as much interaction as possible into a couple of days.
We also revisted the discussion about our relationship having a defined expiry date, and concluded that the end of the year is probably better defined than the other date we were previously thinking of. So there won't be many more weekends like this, or many more occasions to annoy people who object to posts as soppy as this. It was a good discussion to have even if my heart aches at the moment. Most of my literal muscles ache too, but in spite of these things and in spite of the rather scary implications of a couple of points in this paragraph, I'm quite ridiculously happy.
To compound the happiness of this weekend even further, lethargic_man brought me proper challah, and returned to me my Sisters of Mercy CD which I'd been missing somewhat.