A different kind of date night…

“Denial is a fuzzy blanket you pull up over your eyes and pretend bad things won’t happen. Then reality walks up and kicks you in the crotch while you have your eyes covered. Don’t live in denial.” – Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

So began my day yesterday… It was the day before Valentines Day and the hubby and I were scheduled to (FINALLY!) have a real, genuine, no-kids-allowed date. The date started with me attending ‘The Bulletproof Mind’ with the aforementioned one and only Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier and speaker who is one of the worlds foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violent crime. If that doesn’t scream ‘ROMANCE’ I dont’ know what does!! 🙂 I had tried to get my husband on board to attend with me, thinking then we could make a day of it but he wasn’t able to arrange it and we decided we might get funny looks when people asked, “where did you go/what did you do for your date night?” 🙂

But after the seminar was over (and it was fantastically interesting, by the way) we met up at one of our favorite places to eat; The Grillhouse in Allegan. We enjoyed a couple amazing steaks, an adult beverage and an uninterrupted conversation (I’d almost forgotten what that was like) and reveled in the glorious fact that we didn’t have to cut up anyone’s food or break out the baby wipes to clean up post-meal. It was a real treat and much-needed.


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