Date Night and Thankfulness
Saturday, November 02, 2019
Date night was wonderful, and in a way still going on. I woke to a quite house, the kids at their grandparents. I'm letting DH sleep in, he deserves it, work has been hectic this last week. But, we'll have breakfast together (alone!!) and have a lazy morning together. It will be so nice, like last night. He surprised me with a suggestion of going to my favorite creole restaurant, and I had my favorite dessert (bread pudding!!), which I almost never have. I'll have to do extra workout today and tomorrow to make sure I work it off, and be extra careful with my calories for the next few days!!
We sat at the restaurant for over 2 hours, slowly eating and chatting, even though the waitress tried her best to hurry us, lol. We don't get date nights often, and we didn't want to go through evening rush hour, so we chatted and took our time. It was wonderful. I love times like these.
We are celebrating Aunt G's birthday (it's tomorrow) with a cookout and card games. I haven't played any card games in so long I have forgotten them all!!! DH says I'll learn, lol. I bought her a devotional on joy and a gratitude journal. I hope she likes them!!
I'm doing the thankfulness thing on FB (yes, I'm back on FB after my month long break) and did yesterday and today on it. Here is what I wrote:
Nov. 1st: I'm thankful for my 2nd family Mom and Dad and BIL and SIL. Thank you for being there for me and accepting me into your family. I'm fortunate to have such wonderful in-laws!!
Nov. 2nd: Thankful for a date night with my hubby. DH, I love spending time with you!! I am thankful you are my hubby!!
As far as my month long break from FB, it was very good for me. I got to realize how much mindless scrolling I did on FB, and before I did the month off, I unfollowed a lot of groups and people. Groups that introduced unwanted drama, people that I only friended because I knew them in high school or whatever, but I don't really like or also bring unwanted drama (can you tell I don't like drama? I am sure I'll get enough with my teens!!). I am hoping I can keep it to a minimum, and if I can't, I'll cut it out again. Just like desserts. If I can't control my portion, I just don't eat any (I did really good last night!).
I'm hoping I'll feel up to working out tonight when we get home! Unless I have a migraine, I'm going to at least do 10 minutes on the treadmill and my 10 minute pilates video. I've got to change my password on Youtube, because I don't remember it!! And I need to be able to log on to it in the basement in order to pull up my videos on the big screen.
I do have a question for anyone who reads this: Do you know of any good videos on progressive muscle relaxation or other ways of relaxing yourself to get to sleep? I'm doing this for ODD, she has a hard time getting to sleep, and teens need their sleep!
Thanks and have a great weekend!!