Jim had to work late tonight, so he couldn't be here for dinner. I still baked the bread I'd originally planned, but I pulled some blackberries from the freezer and we made a nice little meal of warm bread with butter, and bowls of berries topped with fresh whipped cream. We still lit the candles, played some Bach, and had a good time.
We see less of Jim than we'd like these days, but I am always working to keep my perspective clear, keep things fun and interesting for us at home, make things awesome when he is here, and, in general, make the best of it. Butter helps.