With so many things going on in the state of Texas, I’ve become accustomed to the idea of being confined to my home. Many businesses have reopened with modified hours and people are starting to move about life as usual . I, on the other hand, have not yet adjusted back to my to life before Covid-19. I go to the stores for necessities and I’ve ventured out to the malls for very short periods of time on a couple of occasions, but I have not gotten back to the normalcy of life. The one thing that still makes me the most uncomfortable is the idea of dining in restaurants and sitting amongst groups. I definitely want to go out and enjoy dinner or wine tasting but large groups of people don’t sit well with me. Since I realize I’m going to stay in my bubble for an extended period, I figured I’d try to bring date night to our home. Below are some of the things I enjoy doing so I’m going to attempt to recreate these dates at my abode.
Movie Night – I honestly watch the same movies over and over so to do this at home is perfect for me. I recently bought small sectional food platters so I can organize an assortment of snacks on our trays and we can sit and eat our snacks and then fall asleep after we finish our snacks. We don’t do well with movies, but the idea of having a variety of snacks we typically save for our rare movie dates should be fun.
Backyard Picnic – As many know, I worked at home for five years. To spice up my dreadful days of sitting around the house, staring at my computer, I would often go to the park and have lunch. Fresh air revives me. We ordered patio furniture so we don’t even have to go to the park, we can picnic in our backyard.
Spa Day – I do all things spa but never on the same day. I might do a mask on Monday, bubble bath on Tuesday, foot massage on Wednesday and so on. To devote a day to pampering myself and then relaxing with a good book already sounds inviting.
Wine Tasting – I don’t know much about wine, alcohol, liquor, whatever. I like doing wine tastings but in the end I always buy the same flavor, blueberry. I recently bought a pineapple flavored wine and added pina colada mix to it. Delicious! I’m thinking I can buy different flavors and add the pina colada mix to each flavor to see what I can blend together. And in case you’re wondering, I add pina colada to so many things, snow cones, wine, smoothies, etc.
Have you guys tried date night at home? What are some good things to do? It’s been a long time since we’ve been empty nesters so we haven’t done “date night” as a couple at home in a long time.