QT with the HB ... Or H had QT with B ... or QT with H&B, I mean the possibilities are endless, kwim??
I'm talking quality time with my hubby, which happened last night. It actually happens most every night, but we're usually plugged into devices, he's watching TV, and I'm half watching what he's watching, a quarter surfing the net and checking my Instagram challenges, an eighth catching up on emails and and eighth reading. (FYI, my plan is to eliminate multi-tasking, it's gross.)
I love it when my husband will start watching a movie randomly. Since our tastes are pretty much the same, what he likes I like, so generally when he watches a movie, I'll end up watching it, too. I'm different in the sense that I *always* have something to do, and *always* aspire to read every night, and would prefer reading. So I've told him that in order to get me to watch a movie, start it when I sit down and usually I'll end up watching it, enraptured, and thank him for it at the end. But to ask me to commit to a 2+ hour movie...? ...forget it! I'd rather read (or surf the net, apparently.)
Anyways, Friday night he (we) ended up watching a movie. I was kind of off and on doing other things, but it still gave us something to talk about during and after the movie. I'm not sure how you are, but I get giddy and excited when we have those kind of talks. I like his opinion on things, and I usually find myself bouncing in my seat or feel my heartbeat quicken when we have a good conversation that's outside of the ordinary 'how was your day' small talk.
I also love his laugh, and usually at some point during a movie I'll make a wisecrack that makes him laugh which, in turn, causes me to beam with pride. One of my favorite things to do is make him laugh. When we were roommates ages ago, I used to love to listen to from my room when he was in the living room watching re-runs of Seinfeld; he'd laugh and I would get this silly little smile on my face and quietly laugh, too.
Saturday night was our real QT ... we had a date night! It has been so long since we had a date night that we actually couldn't remember when our last date night was. Yikes. THAT'S not going to happen again. So we did dinner out. It was so nice to be out on our own and not to be interrupted by the kids ... and I mean that with the utmost of love and respect to my kids! It's always nice to be able to start and finish a conversation on our time, rather than in 3 minute increments scattered throughout the day when younger mouths aren't interrupting, or in hushed tones when younger ears aren't listening.
And to be waited on! By a boatload of nice people! Oh it was divine. We had dinner at Gerardi's, which, if you're a Cape Cod Local, should definitely be on your list of places to try if you haven't yet. The food is phenomenal, well-priced, and the people that work there are all in great moods! Best of all, it's Italian and very fitting, since I'll be heading to Italy this Friday!
I don't think my seat actually touched the seat; I was so full of love and happiness sitting across from my B, secretly (and probably openly) admiring him. :)
I'm not going to pretend to be the only one who feels that I'm moving at warp speed and my hours and days are flying by. We are in a good groove here at our house, but it's also a fast one, full of football and dinners and yoga and adapting to new schedules and later bedtimes and homework and housework and whatever else life tosses at us on a daily basis. It was nice to take a step back with the one that's on this crazy life ride with me and just enjoy each others company in a setting that wasn't our living room, enjoying conversation that wasn't being had while folding laundry.
I'll leave you with the famous words of Ferris Bueller, that seem so fitting to this post, and life in this crazy and busy day and age ... "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Love, Happiness & Coffee,
~ Heather ~