Since Curt & I were not together for our for our 6th anniversary this weekend he arranged for the two elder ones (W is still with me) to go to Grandma & Grandpas for the night. He took the following day off as his day in lieu of working the weekend and told me the evening and the next day were mine to decide what to do with. Dinner, a movie, shopping in the city the next day, I was to make the plans. I didn't need a shopping trip in the city, nor did I want to spend unnecessary money so I nixed that one. The movies playing in town were all low scorers on Rotten Tomatoes (my one and only movie guide) so that was out and a movie in the city would mean a 8 month old tag along which I didn't think would work so well. Dinner out would be nice but I hate going out and spending money and then being disappointed with the meal knowing I could have made something better at home, so that option wasn't really jumping out at me either. What would you choose?
The decision .... dinner at home, made by the two of us together, something different that we hadn't cooked before and for the next day cleaning and organizing around the house, not working on projects but cleaning and organizing.
After dropping the girls off and running around town with just one little girl (a treat alone) I got home tidied up the house including cleaning off the island top (something we rarely see cleared). I even went and cut some fresh flowers from my garden to put on display (something I never do). We enjoyed a glass of wine, spanakopita as an appetizer, lobster tails (2 each) for the main and cheesecake for dessert. We followed it all up with a movie and some more wine on our own couch. It was lovely!
The next day we cleaned & organized the girls room, the back entry, the garage and part of the shop before going to pick up the girls. How can it look like they have grown only overnight!
Happy 6 years to us!