One of the things that makes December a difficult month is that there are several birthdays in this month including my husband's. My sister gifted him with several gift cards for a restaurant, movies, and dessert. He was pretty thrilled with it and so was I. I mean, it's not like he'd go do those things alone (it's all part of my evil plot).
We saw the movie Big Eyes. It was a good movie but could probably be saved for Netflix or rental. There's nothing about it that warrants a big screen. Still, it was nice to be out together after the craziness of the last couple months.
Although, we are apparently dating incorrectly. I read an article a month or so ago about reconnecting in a marriage. Of course, one of the suggestions was to make a regular date night. We've been trying to do that, but my husband's overtime work got in the way this past couple months.
It said that you should not go to dinner and movie, that it was not a proper date. My husband and I have been going to dinner and movie since before we married. We never went out dancing, never went to clubs, we never really did much else but go to dinner and a movie.
Why? Because we like going to dinner and a movie.
Sure, in the summer months we also do things like go to car shows, camping, fairs. But in the winter, it's dinner and a movie. Heck, often when we go on dates together in the summer it's dinner and movie.
A bonus feature when we go to an early movie before the crowds get heavy at the theater and there aren't many people in the movie we're seeing is that we can whisper to each other throughout the movie without disturbing anyone. We don't do it if there are people sitting next to us, though.
Yesterday was one of those types of situations. I don't remember what we whispered about, probably the movie, but we're talking, right? The article did provide us with a new topic of conversation; how much we like going to dinner and a movie.
We've been married 22 years, it's the New Year, we can date however we like.