Date Night Revisited
You may have read about the disaster that was last week’s date night in the posts He Said… and She Said… If not, I recommend them for the context they provide. Plus, I don’t mind if you have a laugh at our expense. Just don’t laugh too hard. This date night was a huge improvement, although, we did end up in the emergency room.
I know… shame on me for being sensationalistic. We did end up in the emergency room. But not due to some freak accident or lame attempt to relive our youth on the mini-golf course, thus resulting in injury (that’s more likely to happen at the bowling alley).
How it Started:
When it comes to food I tend to be the non-adventurous type. Largely vegetarian, but not completely, and allergic to the universe, I usually stick to a few safe bets. However, on this night, I went for bold. We went to our first Korean restaurant. It was fabulous.
The food was delicious and spicy. For me that means only one thing – ice cream for dessert! But first…
A Slight Detour:
On our way to get ice cream, we received word that my cousin (who is recovering from a life altering diagnosis and surgery) had been taken to the emergency room. I was floored. Just the day before he seemed to be improving, albeit slowly. Hubby suggested we stop by the ER.
We stayed for a while, trying to be cheerful and encouraging. I only wish there was more that we could have done. After a brief visit and prayer, my cousin and his wife shooed us out and asked us to continue with the rest of our evening.
Sappy cliche’ alert: It certainly wasn’t the sexiest part of the evening, but visiting my cousin in the emergency room renewed our appreciation for life and our time together.
Back to Where We Left Off:
After leaving the hospital, Hubby and I went on to share a delicious ice cream dessert. He ordered cookies-n-cream because it’s my favorite (now I’m blushing). We then drove to the beach for a quiet stroll.
It was a beautiful, breezy night. Waves crashed loudly against the shore while moonlight transformed sand into a glowing caret. The wind whipped at our clothes and tousled our hair. The ocean seemed endless and the sky swallowed us whole – peaceful yet invigorating.
The Grand Finale:
(video from here)
PS: Don’t worry, we won’t drag you with us on each and every date. But if something interesting should happen … let’s just say, I know you love a good story.
PPS: My cousin is recovering from what the doctors tell us is a common and manageable set back. Prayers on his behalf are greatly appreciated.
PPPS: The wardrobe situation is still dire.
(above picture from here)