(Closed) Date Night and Quality Time

posted 10 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

We pretty much watch TV together, that’s about it.  I don’t really like talking… is that weird? We sit around and talk to the dog (or talk through the dog… as in… "my name is Billie.  I’m hungry" which really means… "my name is Mr. Penguin. I’m hungry")

We play mariokart together and watch college sports together and oddly.. we really like going to Target together. DORKS!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Ah and we definitely go out to dinner once a week… that’s probabably our biggest together time!  I love that we have a TV in our bedroom now… so we can watch TV in bed together.  I used to sleep downstairs so I could watch TV to fall asleep.  That’s not very newlywedly of me… but now I sleep in the bed with my husband!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We watch TV together — gotta love Tivo for that! Generally, we eat dinner while watching TV; I’ve been pretty good about making dinner most nights.  On occassion we play video games together as well. We try to do a "date night" where we get dressed up and go out at least once a month.  My favorite time of the night is just before I go to sleep.  We are on different sleep schedules, so I go to bed 2 – 4 hours before my hubby.  So, when I go to bed he crawls in with me and holds me for 10 -15 minutes.  Then he tucks me in and gets up to do his thing.  I love it!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We try to have dinner together (no tv) every night.  I usually cook and he helps if he’s home early enough.  We like cooking together on the weekends.  We try to go out for dinner/dessert together at least once every 2 weeks for "date night."  Other than that, we mostly watch tv/movies/play Wii together.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

So far no date nights.  I’m like you Pengy!…I used to fall asleep on the couch because of the TV, but we finally have one in our room.  He likes to go to bed early and wake up early, but I stay up late and like to wake up late…so unnewlywed-like…oops.  We’ve been married for a few months, but haven’t really done any dates nights, but we do need to start spending more quality time together.  As far as dinner and TV, when we do cook, and shoot even when we bring in takeout, we eat it while in front of the TV, but don’t talk much while it’s on. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Hotel on the westside of Los Angeles

Mr. J and I spend a lot of time together– we are totally one of those couples that are joined at the hip.  It helps that both of us have jobs that let us get home by 6 and we almost never work weekends.  So we hang out pretty much every evening, watching a movie or TV or cooking together.  If you guys like to cook together, that’s a really fun way to spend time with each other (and you get to eat the results).  For the weekend, we’ll get dressed up and have a cocktail at one of the new lounges or play tourist and hit up a museum or something. Or try a new restaurant we’ve been hearing about.  I love that we get to spend so much time together. But I do need to make more time for my girlfriends– that’s a NY resolution. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008 - 1930s Historic Building in Lakeland, FL

Every Thursday night we trade making dinner for eachother, and the other can’t know what the recipe is, it has to be a surprise.  Afterwards, we go to Starbucks and play Scrabble!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

That’s my new year’s resolution as well– to spend more quality time with Mr. T. Well kinda. We actually spend a lot of time together, but we’re starting to be homebodies… we just sit and watch TV together. We are both trying to come up with some ways to have a date night that doesn’t increase our spending too much, so I’m interested to hear what everyone else is doing too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We try and eat dinner together everynight usually with the TV on. We don’t talk much during dinner it is our both of our own personal wind down time but, at least we are together. We have started watching The Sopranos starting with Season 1 so that is our cuddle time. I am like calicoteach I go to bet 2 hours before my husband so he always comes and tucks me in before he goes back to what he is doing. We like to cook together on the weekends and grocery shop together!! We spend alot of evening during the week doing our own thing, he on the computer me watching tv or reading. Weekends are more our time!!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I get up 2 hours before Fiance and get home 2 hours after him, so we don’t get to eat dinner together.  But on weeknights we’ll watch sports or movies together, or I’ll work on craft projects while he plays guitar.

We go out more on weekends, playing tennis or going for bike rides or walks.  Recently (well, for a while actually) we plan our walks around looking at houses; we’ll try to hit up a few in the same neighborhood during one outing.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

During the week, we try to eat dinner together most nights (which is easier now that Mr. Cupcake is unemployed and cooks almost every night!). At least a few of those nights we make sure the TV is off and we’re sitting at a nice, set table. Then we usually watch TV together at night…. I am often on the laptop and he usually falls asleep on the couch, but I still like that we’re hanging out together!  If he’s tired and wants to go into bed, I usually whine and ask him to stay out here with me even though I know he’s gonna fall asleep ๐Ÿ™‚ I just like that we’re near each other.

On the weekends we usually run errands and do other mundane stuff, but we do it together very often. It’s nice to be able to use that time to talk and hang out. We don’t spend every moment together and definitely both enjoy our alone time, but our weekends end up being more fun when we are running around together. Pre-layoff, we would eat out at least once a weekend or at least go to our favorite watering hole for drinks, but we haven’t been doing that now that we have less $$$. However, we’re saving up some restaurant gift cards to use when we need a date night (which we try to do once a month). We usually dress a little nicer, go out for a fancy drink, and then dinner. We also try to be local tourists sometimes and take the train into the city to do something new. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We spend almost all of our free time together.  During the week we watch a lot of shows on DVD and eat together.  My recent favorite is 30 Rock…it is so funny (and I was a huge skeptic at first)…I can’t wait until the new season starts!  I highly recommend 30 Rock, Mrs. Bee!

We spend a lot of time watching sports, attending sporting events, eating, cooking, running errands, game nights with friends, and watching movies…this year we want to focus on our health more…so I’m hopeful we’ll be spending more time at the gym/outdoors this year ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee

we cook together and eat at home on most weeknights – even though this isn’t particularly exciting or special, we make a point of turning off the tv during dinner. this has really helped us to connect better, especially since we rarely did this while we were dating!    

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

we go to church together, not as often as I’d like

 we eat (and usually cook) together on the weekend, but not often during the week

 we also bought the Canadian comedy "Corner Gas" on DVD & just finished the first 2 seasons…puts us in a good mood  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 I’m definitely hoping we have more time to spend together after the wedding…and time that doesn’t involve paper cutters, glue or ribbon  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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