The thirteenth item on my vaguebooking list was “13. Thirteen years and counting”. The year 2015 marks 13 years that Andrea and I have been together. We were also married on the 13th of September, back in ’08, so this will be our 7th anniversary.
We swore that we wouldn’t become home bodies that never went out anymore, and that is certainly true when it comes to restaurants. We eat out a lot. Mostly simple places with Jacob. But, to my mind, that’s not enough. We have very little “just the two of us” time, instead of “all 3” time. And as with the rest of the things I talked about, I feel like we’re just drifting along. Not in a bad way, not at all. More content. Just perhaps a little too content with the status quo.
So, 2015 is the year I commit random acts of romance. Maybe without out the random part as much, after all I am a planner. Nor do I want to mention everything here since Andrea may one day be totally bored on a bus and read my blog. Shhh, it could happen. Just saying, if she does, I don’t want her to know all the plans in advance. Obviously.
However, some are obvious ones that she’ll have to know about. Like the big one, which is supporting her this fall when she takes off work to finish her M.Ed. It’s going to be a long semester for all three of us, with a lot of disruption in our schedules, workloads, etc. But it’s part of the commitment, to make it work for all of us, without her killing herself either.
I’m also committing to more of Jacob’s routine, which hopefully should ease burden a bit on her, as well as taking over a good part of the meal planning so it’s a little more planned for longer periods of time, with built in flexibility. We’ve been running on a 2-3 day cycle the last little while, so we got back to the 2-week plan this past week, and will likely bump it up to a 4-week extended plan to guarantee more variety within weeks. It also helps with my grocery shopping.
We have an entertainment book, and I’m going to pick a bunch of restaurants in advance and then we’ll schedule regular outings. I had hoped to do Stratford this summer, but didn’t really see any home run choices that I wanted. Hopefully we’ll do a play or two next year (hopefully after Xmas!), although we likely won’t have time for the NAC Pops series. We are however doing that now, which gives us at least one outing per month or so up until June sans cubby. For the entertainment book outings, many of them will still involve J, but at least they’ll be different outings.
I’m also hoping she enjoys the “Daddy and me” nights with Jacob, and takes advantage of them to do something more than just hang out by herself out at home (although that’s always fun too).
I have a few other things in mind, but again, won’t be mentioning them in advance. Commit to the quest — romance now!