Hey, friends! How was your one hour less of sleep last night?
I actually ended up sleeping in. I haven’t been feeling good at all today, but I still feel “off” from the time change. My biggest gripe is my eating schedule. I know I will adjust throughout the week, but it’s really weird today. Or maybe I’m just hungry?
I mentioned in my March goals post that the hubby and I were planning on each having a “date day” to ourselves. To us, this meant that each of us got a whole date day where we could pick all the activities involved.
My husband is the one who suggested this idea, and I thought it was grand. I was really really excited about this opportunity for the both of us. So excited in fact, that I think I set wayyy too high of expectations for ourselves. Typical, me…
I call this date day a daily imperfection because it ended up being one of those days where I wanted everything to be so perfect and special that any little imperfection in it made me think it wasn’t good enough. More on this in a bit.
We agreed that whoever’s day it is gets to pick all the food for that day. For breakfast, my hubby requested bagels and cream cheese with smoked salmon (and tomatoes on top). This is really not my thing, so I gladly settled for a bagel with cream cheese and some jam instead.
His & Hers bagels:
We had a really nice morning, lounging around with Beans. We both did a workout, and then realized we really needed to get going because we had tickets to Oz for the afternoon. We hurried up and got ready and then made lunch really quickly.
For lunch, he requested BLT’s, one of his favorite sandwiches. He actually devoured his sandwich before I was able to snap a pic of it. We were rushing anyway. I ended up having a quick peanut butter smoothie and some belVita as we ran out the door.
This is the point where I started to realize that things weren’t going perfectly. Since we had to rush to get ready, I didn’t get the chance to dry my hair. All I wanted for his date day was to look really nice for our day out. I ended up wearing a sweater and jeans – not terrible – but it wasn’t what I was expecting to look like, so I felt not good enough.
We also didn’t leave very long before the movie started. Since it just opened the day before, I was
concerned worrying that we wouldn’t get a good seat. We saw the movie in a big IMAX theater too, so if you don’t get good seats, you’re stuck looking at a huge screen from a terrible angle.
BUT – we of course got there in enough time and actually got great seats in the last row at the top right in the middle. We enjoyed the movie in 3D, which was actually good for once, and each had a candy bar to snack on.
After the movie, the weather was still pretty nice out so we decided we should take Beans for a walk. We went home and chilled out for a bit, but both of us got on our computers. The hubs was checking out our dinner recipes online to see if we needed to do any prep work then. I was probably off in blogland doing who knows what when we both realized we were waiting for the other person to get ready. Oops.
We finally set off on our walk, but by the time we left, it was getting darker and colder. It was probably about 40 degrees, but poor Beans was pretty chilly. And so was I. We were also both pretty hungry too. Hungry + cold = pretty cranky me.
Before we went on the walk though, we debated if we should even go since we knew dinner was going to be pretty time-consuming. The whole walk, I was worrying about how long dinner would take and partially freaking out about hungry I’d be by the time we finally had dinner.
The hubby’s pick for dinner was nothing short of amazing. Usually the recipes he suggests end up being some of the best we ever make. He picked a pork loin roast, mushroom rice pilaf, and roasted brussel sprouts. Yummy & healthy!
We got the rice recipe and the inspiration for the rest of the meal from this Bride & Groom cookbook that his mom gave us. How appropriate for the occasion
Dinner was time-consuming, but it ended up being AMAZING. Although we were hungry, we both agreed it was definitely worth the wait.
The pork loin was juicy and had great flavor. The rice was buttery and rich. And the brussel sprouts were crispy and tasty. Overall, it was a great meal that made my hubby and me happy. It was even more fun because we got to make it together.
I guess in the back of my head I had a vision of my husband’s perfect date day. Originally, we had planned on going out to a brewery as well before coming back to make dinner. But because of the recent snow and the fact that we just weren’t feeling up to it, we decided not to.
I felt like because we weren’t going out and doing all this amazing stuff or because I didn’t look how I wanted that somehow his date day was compromised.
But at the end of the day, the hubs said that since we spent the whole day together – it was the perfect day after all.
There’s really no other way I’d rather spend my day than with this guy (and Beans, of course).
I’ll take them over perfect any day