Post # 1
Hey everyone! With college, our wedding, and all of the other excitement out of the way, DH and I have found ourselves with a lot of time on our hands (usually in the evenings after work but also on the weekends). After dinner we usually take a walk and/or watch tv shows on netflix… I’ve started to realize we’re actually pretty big couch potatoes and I don’t necessarily like it! How do you and your DH spend time together in your down time? I’m just trying to think of little things we can do here and there so that we aren’t just going to work then sitting at home for the rest of our lives, haha!
Post # 3
– Going to the movies (SO MANY of our weekends are being eaten up by travelling for family obligations, so we save movie date nights for the weekdays)
– Pushing each other at the gym (we compete to see who can go the longest before needing to call it a night and head home)
– spontanous dates in the big city (we used to do this when public trans would put us in a major city in under an hour. Now we’re a 1.5 hour drive from the nearest city so its more of a weekend thing)
– Game nights (we’re video game nuts, but board games with friends can be fun too!)
Post # 4
We swim or walk together.. Go to the movies, go to dinner, shopping, And lately we’ve been geocacheing! It’s addicting and free! As long as you have a smart phone!
Post # 5
We spend most of our evenings separate during the week. After work I go to the gym and he will sometimes go for a run or just chill at home and make himself supper. After I get home and shower, we’ll usually snuggle up on the couch for an hour and catch up on some of our regular tv shows.
Post # 6
Ahh these are such fun ideas! I like the working out together/swimming and geocaching… so fun. I have a feeling we will have a schedule similar to yours, @islandlily84, pretty soon since my work hours will be changing in about a month.
Post # 7
@sunnyde: We are pretty boring. I get home from work, walk furbaby quickly, workout in my home gym, have a shower, make dinner, and then FI gets home. We will have dinner, take furbaby for a much longer walk or hike, and then do all the required things for running a household + add in some things we like to do (like watch a movie). It’s not glamourous, but we enjoy our life 🙂
Weekends are totally different but neither of us care to do much during the week.
Post # 8
@sunnyde: We take loooong walks with our dog in the evenings, usually at least an hour. Then we separate for a bit, I putter and tidy the house, he codes or works on side consulting jobs..then we watch TV/netflix for an hour or so before bed.
On the weekends, we usually spend one day hiking or shopping for house crap, and the other day doing yard work/random house projects that are never quite finished. He’s a huge Pirates fan so we often go to games in the evenings, or we go to the local sports bar up the street. Or we go to shows in town, or see movies.
Heh, come to think of it if you’re looking for ways to fill your time, buy an old house. You’ll ALWAYS have something to do, although it’s not necessarily always fun (like last week we had a bunch of sewer line work done and this weekend we tilled/reseeded the entire front lawn. YAY.)
Post # 9
We usually get home from work, take our dog for a long 1-2 hour walk. Come home, make dinner and eat together, then watch netflix or tv shows and go to bed. I am with you – I feel like I have so much time now that the wedding is over and am also realizing we watch way too much tv.
Post # 10
We’re boring – after dinner we usually take a walk or play tennis and watch tv. Now that I’m pregnant and exhausted, it’s usually take out, no walk/tennis and straight to bed. On weekends, we try and get out and be social but during the week it’s not happening for us. We’re too tired. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with relaxing and staying in during the week. Just switch up your weekend routine.
Post # 11
@sunnyde: We always eat supper together, talk, take walks, watch movies, make dates to go somewhere. I guess I don’t mind being stuck on the couch with him for the rest of my life. We always seem to have things to talk about, which is good.
Post # 12
We’re also pretty boring. Come home, work out, make/eat dinner, Netflix. We go to bed early, so we lay in bed and read for an hour before lights out. We run errands/have date nights on the weekends.
Post # 13
My situation is a bit different because DH and I are on different work schedules, meaning we don’t actually have all that much time at home together! So we do mostly cuddle on the couch, watch tv or movies on demand, eat and drink wine. We occasionally go to the gym together, or if it’s nice weather we’ll lay outside in the garden and read or something. I do wish we did more outside of the flat when we’re off together, but we’re also trying to save money so things like going to movies or dinner or drinks with friends have been quite rare occasions for us lately!
Post # 14
We don’t do much beyond that either! I usually get home before DH so I do a quick tidy up, put some washing on, and make dinner unless it’s DH’s night to cook. Then we’ll generally just watcch TV or share a bottle of wine and chat.
We live around the corner from a nice restaurant though so we quite often go and have a drink in the bar, or meet friends there. We save “exciting” things for the weekend!
Post # 15
We may be predictable, but it certainly isn’t dull….
I get home to a cacophony of craziness, the dogs go nuts because I’m home, the cat come yowling down the stairs and Mr. 99 comes from whatever recess of the house he might be in the kiss me and say, “Hello, gorgeous!”
We let the three dogs out to go run around the potty, and Mr. 99 gets me a beer, we sit on the back porch, talk about the day, play with the dogs and talk to the neighbors for a while….
Whatever we’re having for dinner is thawed and I’ll ask Mr. 99 what he wants to have happen to his chicken, steak, pork or whatever the hell it is…he ALWAYS says, “As long as it doesn’t eat me first, I’m fine.” slaps me on the butt and goes downstairs to relax a while and I’ll cook.
The dogs run around my feet and eat while I cook, I call my Mom, because I love her and we chat while that happens.
Mr. 99 and I eat dinner, he goes out to play frisbee with the dogs while I clean up the kitchen, we all retire to the Rumpus Room for TV and snuggling and by 9, the dogs start looking at us like we’re jerks if we don’t head up to bed and go to sleep for real.
Post # 16
We eat dinner together and then settle in for a night catching up on our favorite TV shows or movies. We save seeing friends and family for during the weekend.