Sunday, September 1, 2013

Announcing: September's Perfect Month!!!

Welcome September! This is the first September in a LONG Time that I haven't been in school. And as much as I love school, it does feel kind of awesome to not be gearing up for another semester.

Sometimes it's hard for me to think of a topic that I care about enough to commit myself to a perfect month, but this month's goal is one that I have been thinking about for a long time and I feel extremely committed to and excited about.

I think cutting my hulu/netflix viewing down prepped me for this month by helping me realize how much time I have in a day and how I can better use it. This month, I've decided to spend time every day working on my relationship with Matt.

Here're the specifics:
  • We will spend time daily talking, just the two of us, after Lilly goes to bed. If the weather's nice, we'll grab our camping chairs and sit outside. (We'll open Lilly's bedroom window, lock the apartment, and sit outside within earshot of her window in case she needs us). If the weather's not so great, we'll do this in the living room on the couch.
  •  We will have a date every single week. A specific, planned, intentional date.
  • At least two of the 4 dates will be sans Lilly with a babysitter watching her 

Basically, we want to be these guys.

We had three awesome road trips last month and I'm happy to report that Lillian is now a pro. Matt and I had such a fun time talking with each other, I thought 'why can't we do this all the time?' Minus the 600 mile drive, of course.

Also, Matt and I hang out basically every moment that we're not working and often end up doing impromptu "dates" rather than really setting a specific time aside for US. I suspect that having a night that is officially a "date" rather than a "let's get dinner out tonight because I don't feel like cooking" will feel different. Like the good old days when I would dress up cute and wear body spray and all that adorable date-prep stuff. (Though I doubt that prep experience will be the same without 110-ers).

The last item is a bit radical. We probably average a date without Lilly every 4 months, if that. I'm kinda pumped about that particular part of this goal.

Alright, I'll keep you posted. Feel free to ask awkwardly personal relationship questions because I'm about to be a LOVE GURU.


Emily said...

This is a fantastic perfect month! Also, that elderly couple looks like it could actually be you two. Haha. And,coincidentally, Jeremy and I were totally talking about sitting outside in our camping chairs (that we got from some awesome anonymous couple for our wedding--so cool)and talking in the rain yesterday ... I was sick, so we didn't--but we will now! Lastly, I offer to watch Lilly two nights a month for you. Since she is a pro at road trips, it won't be too inconvenient for you to drive to Rolla for two of your dates each month. ;) said...

Ooh, now I really wish I could think of an awkwardly personal relationship question. Sounds fun.

Jenny said...

Ox-some. What a good idea! Enjoy the time together!