|Sorry, I had to use this pic of us as it is too hilarious. Taken at the Pecan St Festival in ATX|
...after many drinks of course.
I don't know about you ladies in relationships, but isn't it 100x more romantic when they ASK you to dinner over a phone call or text? Like a first date?!
So after work I had attended a Mary Kay party my girl friend Mandi hosted, and stayed for just a glass of wine and some facials, but got home in time to pretty up and get ready for this date.
When he picked me up we went to Carinos, it was close by and I was in the mood for a good hearty meal after eating practically eating nothing but PB&J's and HealthyChoice soups all that week.
It was a delicious wine! The only problem with me and wine is I love it toooo much. ;-) For as expensive as they sell these wine bottles, I had to pace myself to keep it at one! lol but it went great with dinner.
Usually you'll want to eat red meat with wine, but I really don't follow those standards as I'm not a huge fan of white wine at all. Scott ordered the Homestyle 16 Layer Lasagna and I ordered a Chicken Bowtie Festival. It's a combination of Chicken Bacon and Bowtie noodles tossed in an Asiago Cream Sauce with tomatoes. I order it every time... it's amazing! My favorite part of Carinos as well is their Bread and Roasted Garlic crumbles in an Olive Oil/Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Carinos was fun because we finally got to sit down and enjoy a nice meal and be able to communicate with each other about the issues we were having, and even though they may not be completely resolved, it's nice to know we both are dedicated to working this out together and build our relationship even stronger.
Saturday and Sunday were spent watching football and visiting our family friends, Roger and Colin.
On Monday it was back to work, and what did I come home to?
An immaculate home with a bathed dog and Smokey Mo's BBQ! Oh, and Monday Night Football!! It felt so nice to not have anything to do when I got home but kick off my shoes grab some dinner and relax with my man.
Yesterday I started my new schedule which will be 7am-4pm (yikes! hello starbucks!) and as some of you know he works 1pm-10pm. Talk about completely opposite schedules. I'm in bed by the time he gets home! Well I tell you what, I was home and just ate some leftovers and when he got home late he did too. Since I was in bed watching TV fallin asleep he came in and watched tv with me until I was konked out and went and played Madden with some buddies online. Did I mention he brought me home a present??
I just have to say this week of dates has been so great for our relationship/friendship and am totally braggin on my hunny! He really has stepped up and is wanting to make things so much more romantic and fun between us. Sometimes work and stress in our lives can take us away from what's really imporant... and he's made me feel so special and closer to him as a friend and as his lady.