Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This is all it takes for me.


A few weeks ago my husband and I decided we needed to amp up the idea of date night in our relationship.  What with kid activities, his many plays and meetings and my school life we some times don't see each other much in a week.  He sent me a text the other day and asked me out on a date and we went today for an early dinner at local sushi restaurant.  We each had a salad, several sushi rolls and I had a glass of wine and he, a beer.

Because we like to be efficient we stopped pre-date at the running store downtown to pick up the sneakers he had ordered me for Christmas.  After the date I had to stop at our local library to pick up a book for one of my student book clubs.  My husband reminded me as we were going in that we had a time limit to get home to the kids.

Within 5 minutes in the library I was able to pick up this stack:

1. Fever; 1793-this is the book I needed for one of my students.
2. The Palace of Laughter by Jon Berkeley
3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
4. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
5. The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule
6. The Parents We Mean To Be by Richard Weissbourd

Two, Three and Four were all very close to where I looked for Anderson, Laurie Halse and the last two just because I happened passed a display of parenting books.  Wow.  Just think if he'd given me 10 minutes.

All in all-two errands and a nice dinner made for a lovely night out and we were home by 6:30 with a pizza for the kids.  Hope your day was blissful too.

4 comments:

  1. That sounds like one of my trips to the library. "I just need to pick up my holds!" 12 books later... I need to find that Amanda Soule book, and the last title seems interesting as well. I tend to get parenting books and never get around to reading them though.

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  2. I read Amanda Blake Soule's blog on a regular basis. Check it out, you would like it. She has had 3 books published.

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  3. It sounds like you had a nice day. :)

    I was in the library for around that long, planned on taking nothing out, and ended up with two books. Resistance is futile, I suppose.

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  4. I love that your husband sent you a text for a date :) Having been married for over 20 years, I know how important little fun gestures can be in keeping the spark alive!

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