April 11, 2009 § 5 Comments
Sometimes, just every once in a while, I like a surprise.
Last night…I got the idea in my head that it would be nice to go out to dinner with my husband….alone….(i.e. no screaming toddlers in tow) So, at 4:30pm,I called the “Grandparent Babysitting Service”. They were more than happy to oblige. We got the kids in their pajamas, made a couple of bottles, threw some food in the diaper bag, did my hair, put on earrings and we were out the door. We dropped the kids off and my dad even complimented me on how I looked. I guess he is used to seeing me in a baseball hat, t shirt and sweats….
We were free! We were unattached! Wahoo! Our last date night was back in February, so we were way overdue. Normally, we would go for Mexican, and there was a Mexican grille close by, but we both had a hankering for a big, fat, juicy steak. So we opted for Longhorn. I had a great salad…strawberry and walnut with a raspberry vinagrette and feta cheese and the hubby had a house salad with chipoltle ranch dressing. He ordered the T-bone steak with jalapeno coleslaw and I ordered the filet mignon with the mashed potatoes. He had his normal beer and I had a beer, but then I spotted the raspberry margarita on the menu and just couldn’t resist. And if that weren’t decadent enough, I ordered dessert……yup…..me. I ordered :
OH MY GOD! YOU HAVEN’T TASTED HEAVEN UNTIL YOU TRY THIS DESSERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Diet, what diet?
I felt very happy. Very full…but very content. I had a great date with my hubby. For a moment, we felt like “us” again. We picked up the kids, drove home, and put the kids to bed. They each were up once in the night, but I will take it. They were nice enough to sleep in until 8 this morning. Sigh…..
But today, it is rainy and yucky out…..and we are stuck inside while the hubby is at work.
But still…last night was great.