2/10/2007

A Great Date

I know it isn’t everyone’s definition of perfect, but for Jeff and me, it’s pretty close. This morning (Saturday), we left our kids to fend for themselves (I love teenagers!) while we drove to the local university library so I could return some books and check out others. Jeff and I both graduated from this university (me, undergrad, Jeff, law), so being back on campus was a romantic reminiscence.

After the library, we drove to a nearby mall to check out the Apple Store. We are newbie Mac owners (as of this fall) and have just discovered the wonders of the Apple Store. We picked up some software we’ve been meaning to get and headed out for a scrumptious lunch at the Cheesecake Factory (compliments of a Christmas gift card), a foray into Barnes and Noble (again with a gift card) and the obligatory stop at Half Price Books (where, of course, we found some treasures.)

We were only away four hours—about the same as a nighttime date—but somehow I came home so much more satisfied, more relaxed. A great date with a great guy. It doesn’t get much better.

2 comments:

Richard Mabry said...

D'Ann,
Time away from the kids is precious. I highly recommend it for keeping the marriage fresh and maintaining your sanity.
And it's so good to see yet another writer leaving the dark side and becoming a Mac user.
I'm expecting to see some results soon from all that research.

L.L. Barkat said...

sounds sweet (and I'm not talking about just the cheesecake!).