Friday Date Night Canceled

@DianneN (76157)
United States
January 19, 2018 12:57pm CST
My husband is so sweet. Just about every single Friday he takes me out to dinner, or dinner and a movie. Just the two of us. No one else is included, except once a friend and her husband wanted to join us at a new restaurant that opened. What could I say? We've been doing this since we first married, unless I decide to have a stay at home night. Me, not him. This morning I told him we won't have our date night. We ate out five times last week. We ate out last Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, today, and are going out again tomorrow night with friends and brunch on Sunday, our usual. I'm fed up! Literally! Lol! So today, after doing four loads of laundry, riding my bicycle, having coffee at a neighbor's, having people check out our new water heater that we had installed yesterday, meeting with a new contractor, giving away our old patio furniture and bringing a piece to a consignment shop, and lunch with a group of the girls, I decided to use my new Florida Crock Pot to make a beef stew. I actually prepped for it while doing my laundry, and it smells delicious. A perfect stay at home meal for a 64 F at 7:00PM (according to Siri and Alexa) canceled date night!
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@Kandae11 (35967)
19 Jan
I agree - date night tonight should be canceled .After eating out five times last week, a home cooked dinner using your new Crock Pot sounds very nice. Call it a Friday night home date.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
That's what we are calling it. I'm all showered and have a beautiful powder blue and white print sarong from Bali to wear, a gift from the newlyweds. No makeup, just a spritz of my new perfume. It should drive him insane. Lol!!!!
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
19 Jan
Sometimes it's just nice to stay home and chill. There have been times where we'd eat out a lot - and eventually we just don't feel like eating anymore . . . we'd get burned out by "restaurant" food. Home cooked Beef stew sounds divine . . . even better in a crock pot so you won't have to do too much. Well enjoy tonight . . . the date has been canceled, but not the evening .
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
Lol! I did brown the meat and cut up all the veggies. I worked fast and efficiently. I still enjoy eating out these days, especially with friends or family, but our date nights are so romantic. I hope the stew comes out well. I have three slow cookers and only used each one once.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
20 Jan
@DianneN I'm sure your stew will be tops . Three slow cookers only used once . . . are you going to get another crock pot for the next meal . You guys are so romantic !
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
@much2say Lol! We somehow had two at home and I wanted to ship one to Florida, but it's so heavy to ship. My husband told me to buy one in Florida. They're so cheap. The stew was so delicious! I may even make it again. . We are both so stuffed, so took a little walk in the building together. My husband told everyone he saw how delicious my beef stew was. Now they all want some. Help!!!!
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@inertia4 (27605)
• United States
19 Jan
64 is a good temperature. Nice and warm. Not like here in NYC. That is wonderful though. You both go out to eat every Friday. I wish my girlfriend was more like you. She never watches a movie with me and we hardly go out to eat. Once in a blue. Though, 2017 was a hard year for her. Her mother passed and she has been a wreck ever since. I understand that. But she was never much into doing the date night or enjoying each others company.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
Thank you. It keeps the sparks alive. Have you had a chance to talk to her, yet?
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@inertia4 (27605)
• United States
19 Jan
@DianneN I have but it does not seem to make a difference. I know last year was a hard year for her. She lost her mother and all. But she does not seem to accept my help or emotional support. She was better than this in the beginning of the relationship. But that changed a few years in. I will wind up on my feet no matter what.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
@inertia4 So sorry, but glad you will wind up on your feet. No one should ever bring us down.
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@andriaperry (48717)
• United States
20 Jan
There is no way I could eat out as much as you do. Enjoy a night at home alone with your husband.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
We eat well and choose wisely. lol. Thanks!
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@zarlamain (24527)
• United States
19 Jan
How beautiful! A stay at home date with someone you love is so romantic. Have fun!
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
Thanks so much, Zaria! I'm pooped, so am looking forward to tonight!
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@zarlamain (24527)
• United States
20 Jan
@DianneN Your welcome! So funny! Have fun!
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
@zarlamain Thanks! My husband loved it, but I ate too much and feel quite bloated and thirsty.
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• United States
19 Jan
oooh now a fresh hot stew and the best company, you are looking at a wonderful evening I am certain, enjoy
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
Lol! Thank you! He's my other half!
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• United States
19 Jan
@DianneN aw that sounds so cute !
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@mandala100 (39677)
• Hong Kong
19 Jan
@DianneN You look awesome my friend.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
Thank you! That was taken on our anniversary last August.
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@mandala100 (39677)
• Hong Kong
19 Jan
@DianneN You are always welcome my friend.
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@TheHorse (63997)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
I'll bBe right over. I'll bring the challah, as I scored some today.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
Lol! Perfect!
@suzybear (81)
• London, England
19 Jan
Sounds to me like you are going to have a date night at home lol. I would feel the same if I had that sort of day too
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
Lol! I haven't thought of it that way. I better put on something pretty.
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• London, England
19 Jan
@DianneN I'm sure he'll be happy in what ever you wear, he sounds like a lovely husband
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
@suzybear Aww, thank you! He is wonderful to me, the kids, and people in general.
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@Fleura (7199)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan
Sometimes staying in makes a nice change!
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
I love dressing up for our dates, but I'm looking forward to staying home and having beef stew. I haven't had it in so long! Plus, I'm feeling tired now.
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@Fleura (7199)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan
@DianneN As you say though, it's nice to dress up and make it a bit of a special occasion!
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
@Fleura It keeps the marriage going. lol
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@AmbiePam (48672)
• United States
20 Jan
It sounds like you need a recovery night!
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
I was bloated from earring so much. It was really, really good. lol Tonight we're going out to dinner with three couples. Recovery isn't in my future.
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@TRBRocks420 (75589)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Jan
Yes, I think 5 times in one week is plenty lol.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
That was plenty for me!
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• Preston, England
19 Jan
@DianneN sounds like it was a date night in, and just as lovely as going out
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
It will be. Don't forget our time difference. Lol! Many thanks!
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@maezee (31985)
• United States
19 Jan
What a nice lookin couple! :-) sometimes its just as fun staying in.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
Thank you!!! Yes, it's nice staying in, too.
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@Marty1 (32521)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
19 Jan
you two are a beautiful couple!!! He sounds like a special husband for an equally special girl! I think beef stew sounds yummy! hope you have a great night at home!
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
Thanks so much!!!! He is my everything. I'm looking forward to a nice, relaxing night at home!
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@Marty1 (32521)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Jan
@DianneN He sounds like he is the perfect man! Was the night relaxing? I bet the beef stew was yummy! I have never attempted beef stew but want to try one day!
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
21 Jan
@Marty1 He is perfect!!!! lol. The beef stew was delicious and easy to make.
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@Courtlynn (64412)
• United States
20 Jan
Sounds like a good meal to stay at home and enjoy.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
It was so good that I ate seconds. Now I'm stuffed and bloated like a pig! Oink!
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@Courtlynn (64412)
• United States
20 Jan
@DianneN well you certainly don't look like one, so the at makes it okay to feel like one for a short time..
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
@Courtlynn Aww, thanks. Now, I'm drinking tons of water. Dying of thirst.
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@LeaPea2417 (19858)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jan
Staying in can be fun too. How did the beef stew turn out?
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
It was so good that I had seconds. Now I'm stuffed and bloated. Ugh!!!
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@LeaPea2417 (19858)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jan
@DianneN Glad it was tasty.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
@LeaPea2417 It was! My husband loved it, too. Thank you!
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@dodo19 (32614)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 Jan
Sometimes, it's just best to have a break. I would be fed up too. I don't blame you for not wanting to go out.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
I love being home. Believe it or not, we are both homebodies! lol
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@dodo19 (32614)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
20 Jan
@DianneN lol. I can understand that. As much as I love doing things, I do enjoy being at home too.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
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@amadeo (64024)
• United States
19 Jan
that is ideal there.Was going to ask you if you ever get tired of going out to dinner and such?just saying.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Jan
Never! It's our way of life.
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@amadeo (64024)
• United States
21 Jan
@DianneN then enjoy your way of life.Been there done that.Now it is my turn to enjoy
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
21 Jan
@amadeo I'm still doing and enjoying while the going is still good. Been there, done that, too.
@fly802 (1514)
20 Jan
I think you will have a great time tonight too.Enjoy your time.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
20 Jan
Thank you. I ate way too much, and soon I'll be going out to dinner with friends.
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@fly802 (1514)
21 Jan
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