"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

On Making Dates

with hubby!

Over the course of the summer, Mr. Mac and I have been setting aside one day a week ... when our son, Nathan, is in school or camp ... and our grandson, Jacob, is not being watched by 'granny' .. to get out and explore the greater area that we call home.  We have to time our outings around the school bus schedule, but even so, that gives us until 3:30 PM, which is long enough to even head out of town.  So far we've taken a bike ride exploring downtown Coeur d'Alene, a tour of a silver mine, shopping at thrift stores, kayaking in a beautiful bay, exploring area parks and malls ... and always grabbing a bite to eat at a local eatery ... which is the hardest part for me due to food allergies.  Next week ... is quite local with a bike ride around our own dear little lake .. no need for a car ride ... and lunch will be in a picnic basket at our choosing along the shore.  Making time to keep our marriage alive is of great value!  Parenting at our age is lasting forever ... and the prospects of having a empty nest are zilch!  Parenting our special needs teenager .. is actually getting easier ... but we need to recharge our batteries for sanity's sake. 

7 comments:

FlowerLady said...

Mrs. Mac ~ I'd say you and your DH have had some great dates this summer. Glad you are able to have them and may you have many, many more.

FlowerLady

Sandy said...

Oh, we are so trying to get to a
place of being able to go out on
dates again. I am glad you and
your hubby are able to do that.
You're right, it's so important.
No, it's vital!
Hugs,
Sandy

Kathryn said...

How lovely. Special time with your special man is . . . fantastic. :)

Have a wonderful "date."

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
One's simply got to admire the energy and total engagement in all your activities; domestic and matrimonial (I hope that is the right word for making a marriage work)and now also environment exploring.
Your bright head and thoroughness shows in every little detail.
Your family is lucky to have you as Mater Familias. You are lucky as long as your family members are happy, that I clearly see.

TherExtras said...

When I grow up I want to be just like you! Barbara

Jada's Gigi said...

Always a good investment, taking time to nurture your marriage

Maggie Ann said...

It sounds like wonderful times you are having....good for you, grabbing hold of life and enjoying it to the utmost. I'm for it! =)