Most mornings I’m up and out of the house before Shane gets out of bed – I take the bus and work an 8 hour day, while he rides his moped and works a 7.5 hour day, giving him a bit more flexibility in his schedule. This means that we rarely sit down to breakfast together – and if we do, it usually takes the form of sitting at our computers with our breakfasts, rather than sharing a meal at the table.
This morning, however, we needed to go to the courthouse to get our marriage license, and as the office doesn’t open until 8:30, we were able to have an actual breakfast featuring an actual conversation and also bacon. We had leftover bacon in the fridge from Monday’s dinner, so I fried that up, and made a quick French toast for Shane using some challah that we’d had in the freezer. I had cottage cheese and a dollop of jam – and bacon, of course. It was really nice to have a little bit of quiet time together before starting our workday – and before raising our hands and swearing that we understand Michigan marriage law, even if we don’t agree with it.