I have a date tonight! A real date! Usually, Mike and I consider the weekly trip to Wal-Mart as our date night. It started out as a joke but, sadly, became almost the only night out we ever have! So, as we are in town this weekend, we have decided to catch a double feature at the drive-in movies!
Mike and I are pretty casual so we don't dress up unless we are forced to at gun point. And, at the drive-in you can even wear your jammies if you want to (and don't plan to visit the concession stand.) Of course we don't wear our jammies because Mike likes to go in and get a Chihuahua. So for the entire movie the truck smells like onions. Could be worse.
We remember the very distant past when you had to hang the tinny sounding speaker from your window, and keep moving around the lot until you found one that worked! Now it is all so easy! Great stereo sound, big windshield, the privacy of your vehicle. This is truly an invention from the country that created the whole "car culture". I love sitting in the relative coziness of our truck, talking out loud if we want to, not having to worry about someones cell phone or the two girls behind you that won't shut up.
But the best part of Date Night is getting to spend time alone with Mike. You would think that we get enough time together. We are usually with each other 24/7. But as much fun as working with him is...NOT working with him is even more fun because we still make each other laugh! We talk about the kids, the past, the future and everything else. Mike is, even after 21 years of marriage, the person I most want to be with. And I am always thankful that I have such an amazing friend.