I'm in a groove now, or is it a rut? -- Face Up, Rush
I wasn't sure I could follow along with Karen's assignment this week. And I guess, technically, I'm going to be a little behind.
Weekend Assignment #225: What are you going to do this weekend (or on your next day off) that's different from what you usually do? Make plans to break out of your usual routine, and tell us what they are.
I was not off this weekend, and Jenn works all week, so we are going to break the rut this coming weekend. Next Saturday we are going out to dinner with my friend from grade school and his wife, who happened to go to my high school.
That might not seem very exciting, but for us it is a major rut breaker. With two kids under seven, it is not often that we get to go out to eat, or anything else, on our own. I think out last child-free dinner was about a year ago with the same couple. I think we are due.
Before I wrote this up, I was asking Jenn what the last movie we saw in the theater by ourselves. We are pretty sure it was Star Wars. No, not the last one, Attack of the Clones. Yeah, it's been a while. We never got to see the new Indiana Jones movie, and I don't have high hopes for the new X-Files movie either.
There have been times when we do some things on our own when the other stays home with the kids, but those aren't very common either. And they are not quite the same.
Extra Credit: What else would you do that day, if you had the time and the money?
I don't know, go to a nice hotel, get a nice dinner? Nothing else comes to mind right now.
So that is my exciting rut-breaker. What about you?