Sunday, February 24, 2008

Weekend Recap

SometimesAllYouCanDoToGetThroughYourStuffIsToJustFocusOnTheLittleThingsSoThat'sPreciselyWhatIDid.ItBeganWithA91mileRideAnd4mileRunYesterdayDriveHomeEatShowerEatSleepSleepSleepandSleepsomeMORE.TodayIGotUpEarly(GoFigure)OnlyToEatReadRunShowerEatSleepSwimShower(#2)HurryRushHurryMore..

AndThen...

Ah.

My date.

My

Wonderful

Relaxing

Date

With

My

Wonderful

Husband

Nate.

What do two, kidless people do for kicks at 6pm on a Sunday night? Well - they go to Panera Bread. Even though the fridge is full of good stuff. Even though there's plenty to eat in the house.

So we just went out.

In all seriousness - it was exactly how both Nathaniel and myself got through our work this weekend.

My wonderful husband, didn't even step outside AT ALL today. He sat in his green recliner (all day ALL DAY!) and studied for a possible 9 flights. Wow. I think his butt print is still imbeded in the recliner.

His focus for today - was to accomplish all of his flight prep before I finished my swim... and get to Panera Bread before they closed at 7.

For me, I had my run and then a swim to contend with. Nothing too complicated, but as I'm schwacked (as Nate likes to say...meaning very tired) from yesterday's awesome ride, my heart was willing but the body was weak. But I put my head down, reminded myself that this is what its like training for long-course triathlon - and did my work.

Of course - knowing that we had a hot date at Panera Bread was a great motivator...

And I guess that's my point. You don't NEED a whole lot of stuff to be happy, to be satisfied. The simple things: putting forth your best effort, working hard, and knowing that there's a fun treat afterwards - can make all the difference.

The best part of my weekend wasn't completing my workouts, zoning out in front of the tv, writing, or reading - rather it was spent in Panera Bread with Nathaniel. We joked, we made fun of each other, we laughed, we had a great time.

It was a great weekend, lots of work accomplished on both sides...

But by far the most wonderful - was the 45 minutes I spent with Nathaniel on our date.

Tabbitha was happy we enjoyed our date, as she finally had full control of the Green Recliner. Upon our arrival home - there she was, her big furry body, asleep in the chair.

10 comments:

Katie Weaver-Jongerius said...

I am so jealous...that you have a Panera Bread near by of course! HA! Just kidding! It sounds like you had a great weekend. Sometimes we all just need to stop and spend a little one-on-one time with our spouses/significant others! Thursday night is date night at our house and I swear, sometimes it's the only thing that gets me through the day. The though of spending some kidless time with my husband motivates me!

I'm glad you had an awesome weekend Marit!

My Life & Running said...

Okay... there is a Panera in Pensacola now?? When we were there it was a huge deal that a Target & Starbucks had just opened!

&& I love the pic of the hubby in the flight helmet... mine likes to pull out his occasionally and terrorize the pug. and me. ;)

Mel said...

OOOHHHHH my mouth is watering...I love, love, their Cinnamon Crunch bagels....I could eat a baker dozen in 2 yours...and I am not kidding...If their was A Panera Bread Cinnamon Crunch bagel eating contest....I would SOOOOOObe there:)
Ya it is nice just to get out with the hubby....we even HOLD HANDS like little teeny boppers....glad you guys had fun...

Mel said...

oooppps that was 2 hours :)

Kellye Mills said...

That sounds so nice! Date nights are the best!

BreeWee said...

Oh it is all about Tabby, she gets the green chair... LOVE it!
Date nights are so important... we too just started doing them every Friday, but we don't leave the house, we bring in dinner and a movie.

Pedergraham said...

Marit:
Yes, it's always so nice to have a 6:00 pm reward to help frame your day and reward you on a Sunday. I'm not really sure what Panera is, but it MUST be very yummy based on all the other comments.

Will have to look it up!
-Danielle

Beth said...

Oscar and I do the same thing - date night at Panera!! We can spend forever there too!!

You two seem like the perfect match and lucky to have found each other!! Here's to many Panera date nights ahead! :)

Brooke Myers said...

The simplicity of a date...
I love when we go somewhere simple and find more time chatting with each other, laughing and all, rather than waiting to be seated, having to get all dressed up.

Glad your weekend was great and even more so the date night.....

Steve Stenzel said...

I love those days of doing nothing with the better half. I need more of those!!!!