Date Night, Here I Come

datenightLast night I had a bit of a meltdown.  Not a meltdown really.  More of a stress-induced, mind-punishing sense of overwhelming powerlessness.  It’s like everything came crashing down at once.  I know why.  Things in my life right now are resisting a logical alignment due to outside forces.

So, I sat on the couch, gulping down a blonde ale and breathing deeply.  Surprise.  It didn’t work, at least not as well as I hoped.  It wasn’t until the love of my life, Todd, strode through the door that the storm brewing inside subsided.  He has a way of calming me.

Anyway, this morning, we’ve been feverishly texting back and forth, and he asks me what I’d like to do tonight.  Since we purchased the new IT movie before Christmas but haven’t watched it yet, I responded that I’d like to maybe start watching it.  His response, as usual, is full of excitement and romantic creativity (I am not a romantic in any way).

He says that it sounds wonderful; that he’ll make some popcorn and the two of us can lay in bed and watch the movie; called it a ‘Date Night’.  Now, we all know a typical date night is a dinner out, maybe with a few drinks and a movie, but I must say, having Todd all to myself on a cozy date night at home in the bedroom is about as perfect as it can get.

No, I’m not coyly referring to sex.

A night where I can relax in my sweats, snuggled under the covers next to my man, watching a scary movie is just as intimate as getting physical with him.  I can tell you it doesn’t get better than that.  I love being in his presence.  He calms me.  Makes everything chaotic better.  He centers me upon my universe.

All I know is I’m super excited for our date night tonight.  It’s why I will be counting the passing moments of my day.  I will be looking forward to just being next to him all day.

Thanks, Todd, for being the one person in my life who makes everything better.


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