Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Frugal Fun- A Grocery Date

I am all about frugal fun and that includes fun dates with my hubby!
Over the years, we have had cheap [frugal] dates, moderately priced dates and really way too expensive dates (not so many of those) and Mr. Steady and I agree some of the best fun has been when we were ingeniously frugal....
One of our best frugal Date Nites is a Grocery Date
Imagine my surprise when I overheard Mr. Steady tell a friend that one of his favorite types of date with me is a Grocery Date!
It started on accident- as sometimes the best things do….
Here’s how it started….
We needed groceries
Mr. Steady and I hadn’t had a date or just time alone together in quite awhile
Our oldest is old enough to babysit for a couple of hours
And it all added up to a date…. At the grocery store.
We enjoy it so much we have, on average, two grocery dates a month!
We take our time going over the grocery list…. Holding hands as he pushes the cart.
He kisses the top of my head as he reaches for an item off the top shelf….
We talk as we shop…. Just us and whatever is on our hearts and minds….
Sometimes we run into people we know and we chat for a bit. They think we’re “cute” going on a grocery date….
We think we’re ingenious- finding creative ways to slip in special time together while getting the ordinary, everyday stuff accomplished….
After we check out, we stop for a frozen Coke to share….
Its often only 90 minutes or so….
But it’s a precious 90 minutes together….. the extraordinary-ness of just being together inside the ordinary tasks of an average day….
After all….
That’s what a real love….
A love that lasts a lifetime is all about.

1 comment:

  1. That's so sweet, I just love the fact that it doesn't have to be fancy... just being together is enough.



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