Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Tonight coming home from my unexpectedly busy day all I wanted to do was to cuddle on the couch or crawl into bed and get swept away into an early slumber. I got home about an hour before we were expected to be at my sister in laws for date night, a wonderful weekly ritual, feeling a little rushed I was glad that I decided to grab dinner on my way home. Finally sitting at home on my couch, belly full, I actually considered not partaking in date night; until I realized that would just be crazy.

Within seconds of walking through the door I knew I was where I should be. In a couple of hours with the best of friends we addressed someone not getting a job, getting a job, grant proposals, galas, birthday parties and many more topics that cannot be talked about on this blog. Everything goes; from the serious, funny, right out there strange and even a revolving door of jokes about why one of us happened to be wearing cranky pants today.

I would love to one day tape record the conversations had on date night and share it all with you, I just don’t know that anyone could believe that this was actual dialogue and not manufactured or to be a fly on the wall. I am guessing it would be weird to see from a stranger’s perspective. We speak in code, food tends to get thrown, much snorting ensues and that is all before a single beer is cracked.  

By the end of the night our bellies were both full from great food and sore from hours of laughter. The cranky pants were taken off and we were all ready to face the rest of the week. I shudder at the thought of making it through a week without my date night indulgence.

So here’s to great friends and good laughs, to go through life without either would be a horrible misfortune.  “Cheers”

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
- Anais Nin

Lotsa Love,


  1. You guys are so lucky to have such great friends and family... it is a gift to be able to get together for your "date nights" each week... These nights of sharing and caring and much more are definately a testemony to how you live life.... You all enjoy life so much.... Cheers.