My husband and I are busy people. I mean REALLY busy people. Our busy-ness lends itself to a great life, but our time for each other is few and far between. We have to force ourselves to make time to just have fun and be alone together. Between our children and their schedules and our jobs, we are seriously overbooked, over scheduled and sleep deprived.
So, on a rare night, we get to go out and have a date. My parents used to do this every single Saturday night throughout my childhood no matter what. Nothing got in the way of their date nights. Today, however, babysitters cost a lot more than they used to, and our jobs often occupy our weekends. I can’t even imagine having every Saturday evening with him, and we are extraordinarily lucky if date night comes around once a month.
Tonight is date night. We don’t have big plans, but truly, I don’t mind. I honestly just want to watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics uninterrupted and share it with the man I love. It would be great to find a restaurant showing it on a big screen so I don’t have to cook, too. Whatever….just spending a few quiet hours with him sounds so good to me. Afterall, I married him, because I really enjoy his company.
My song of the day is an 80’s flashback, but it really is perfect for this blog today. Modern English’s “I Melt With You” has the perfect line in it for this situation: “I’ll stop the world and melt with you.” Boy does that sum up me and my husband. We literally need to “stop the world” to be alone together….or at least that’s what it feels like. So, here is the link to the song, and if you feel a little off kilter tonight from the lack of rotational pull, you’ll know that me and my husband just needed a couple of hours to spend together. TGIF, ya’ll!!! xo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuN6gs0AJls