Sometimes I just need a date night. Do you ever start feeling like you're in a rut with your hubby and you just need to get off of the couch and get a little dressed up? Well, I'm one of those people who could go out every week, twice a week, three times a week... but who has the money for that? Who has the time? And wouldn't it get boring? I don't know, but one day I'd love to find out. I'm just waiting to hit Mega Millions, then maybe we'd have the time, money, and energy for date nights more often than we get them now.
Tonight we went to Nina, our favorite restaurant, well, my favorite restaurant, the hubby favors Peter's just a little bit more.
I love it there, and every time we go, I can't help but picture myself owning a restaurant just like it someday. I think I have the same conversation with him every time we sit down about how I'd love to own something like it. At least that's what he tells me. I can't help it; great service, great atmosphere, and amazing food. For our first anniversary my dad and his wife gave us a gift card for Nina, and four months later, we finally used it. The entire $100 gift card, gone in one visit, and worth every dime. Thanks guys! We'll be enjoying it for lunch tomorrow too—just too much good food to let go to waste.
Now we're back to reality and date night is over. I'm back in my sweatpants and his old sweatshirt with my hair twisted up, and he just got back from the gym and started cleaning up the kitchen from our lunch this afternoon. Tomorrow it's on to the bathroom for me; toilets and tiles are my speciality.
Thank God for a date night to remind us of the days when going out on dates helped us fall in love and get to know each other. Every time we go out I remember one of those dates and the happiness I felt when I knew I was falling in love with this man. I always remember the look in his eyes when I knew he was falling for me; that look hasn't gone away. I guess that's why I love date nights and I'll always look forward to them when they come around.