MSG for 21+: Special thanks to Wente Vineyards for giving us the opportunity to share one of our date nights, and allowing us to remind the world to slow down and enjoy the journey that is life. #LoveOfTheJourney
Except for having Maverick. He’s a peach.
When Michael wasn’t at work, he was at school. When Michael was home, he was doing homework or working on who knows what project. Spending time together consisted of sleeping in the same bed. Not to be confused with falling asleep together, or even participating in some big spoon, little spoon action.
We were roommates with different agendas. I wanted him home so I could recover, and he wanted to finish school to provide for his family. Both agendas were valid, but our priorities were jacked, and our relationship suffered.
Marriage is a journey. A journey that is sometimes crazy difficult.
For real, though. It’s a lot of work.
(I feel like I should say that this is not a confession of adultery for either party, yadda yadda. It’s more like the rock bottom we hit on our way to the good stuff.)
Real date nights. With real conversations. Sometimes we played cards, and other times we watched our favorite TV show, but no matter what we were doing, we always cracked open a bottle of red. Always. This specific evening we shared the Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, and our next date night we will try the Sandstone Merlot.
For the record… wine glasses are the only real dishes that don’t bunch my panties when I have to hand wash them in the bathroom sink. Yanno, kitchen remodel and all that jazz.
In a safe environment.
We check our emotions at the awkward stair dividing the kitchen from the family room and speak freely about our fears, insecurities, desires, etc. Which has indirectly strengthened our physical relationship. I feel like we are finally more than just husband and wife on paper.
(I will add the date night questions to this post in the next day or so.)
Did you know that Wente is known as “California’s First Family of Chardonnay.” and is still the oldest continuously-operated, family-owned winery in the country? Pretty cool!