Hubby and I have ‘date nights’ almost every Saturday night. And truth be told, they’ve become quite stale. There are a good number of reasons – he’s a better cook than most of the chefs in the gourmet restaurants around here so we don’t go out to eat, he hates going to the movies, etc. We generally have a nice dinner and sit around talking. And sometimes falling asleep in our chairs. Yep – boring.
Two weeks ago when I cooked dinner, it did change up our routine some and it showed. Perhaps I should come up with another fairly simple dish and let him teach me how to cook it his way. I can prepare it just fine my way, but his way always is just a tiny bit better.
I’ll post more about that later.
I posted a long comment on Zazzy”s blog that basically talked about how underwhelmed I am with this week’s challenges.
Day #21: Wear a dress. OK – this worked, but only because I worked from home yesterday. For it to have worked any other way would have involved shopping and that was to going to happen.
Day #22: Plan a date. See above.
Day #23: Stand up straight. OK – this is big. I’m adding sit up straight too.
Day #24: Book a massage. Um, where does this woman think money comes from? Thin air? Massages from reputable spas are quite expensive. Would I like to get one – absolutely. Am I going to indulge? No. But – perhaps this can be part of date night? I do know there are significant health benefits from a good massage, I just don’t know if I’m willing to spend a ton of money on it.
Day #25: Do your hair. Um, I almost always do my hair. And yes, I do feel a bit better when it looks nice. But I’m vain about my hair and I try to make sure it always looks nice.
Day #26: Flirt with a stranger. I like Zazzy’s idea of just talking to a stranger. That would pretty big for me. I can be painfully shy at times.
Day #27: Eat cake. Maybe, maybe not. Depends on if I’m anywhere that has splurge worthy cake.
Day #28: Give someone a gift. I like this.
As the challenge draws to an end, I’m glad I did this. Lots of little reminders to take care of myself and get out of my shell sometimes. This weekend, I’ll do some thinking about the next 28 days and what kind of personal challenges I can give myself to keep the momentum of self-care going. Meditation is definitely on the list.