The Date Jar

Nope, not actual dates you eat and use in paleo cooking 😉 Dates you actually go on!

Life has been pretty crazy for oh, the last 14-16 months with pre-deployment prep, Seth making Chief last fall, a major deployment, moving from San Diego to Minneapolis, my job transitioning to remote, regular business travel, getting settled in our new home, and family events – phew. We’re exhausted. I honestly don’t even feel like I’ve seen Seth for more than three weekends in over a year. Last week Seth and I were talking about how we need to make more of the time we do spend together. I thought, let’s go on dates! I already had a few ideas in my head of super fun (we can still be kids, right?) types of things and I knew he’d have a bunch, so I thought, let’s each write down ideas and toss them in a jar and take turns drawing. What we draw, is what we do!

We each wrote down eight ideas and threw them in a mug that has special meaning, and drew our first one this past Friday. Tip: this is also a fabulous way to actually decide on something. We are king and queen of saying, “let’s go out to eat,” and then driving around for an hour indecisively not having eaten, grumpy and hungry. With this, there’s no question!

We enjoyed the drive-in this past Friday, reminded me of the last time we went to the drive-in, when we were first married and living in San Diego in 2003!! 🙂

Make a date jar and enjoy spending some time together!

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