Sorry I missed yesterday. My Mr Right and I were disagreeing when I finally had time to sit down and construct a post. I didn’t really feel like trying to be all mushy and lovey. I’ll make up for it in the next few days though. Promise.
M- Make out, Memories, Mine, Movie, Massage, Magic, Maid, Manly, Muscles, Manhattan, Marriage, Mocktail, Mental Health Day, Million, Minutes, Monopoly, Months, Moon, Morning, Mountain, Museum, Music
Memories- Make a small memory book for your sweetheart with photos and written snippets about the memories you treasure. Your first date, first kiss, proposal, wedding day, special trips or anniversaries or any other occurrences. Or arrange to do something your honey has long-wanted to try. Making new memories is always a good thing.
Massage- Check out this date night kit. Plan a special night to pamper and indulge your lover. There is a digital kit available as well, if you just want the paper goods. Pull out all the stops. Full body massage. For no reason at all and no expectations for reciprocating. Make your own massage oils and yummy lotions or body butter. If you’re interested in my recipes, let me know.
Manhattan- Plan a destination date to NYC! Now, I have never been, and probably never will get to go, to New York so I wouldn’t be disappointed with this date. If you have been, it might be a bit of a let down. It’s like comparing the pet store to the zoo. And I mean a really good zoo. Get (or make) the best pizza around, take in a Broadway play (Phantom of the Opera on DVD?), take a walk through Central Park (just a nice park), check out the zoo. Ok, my idea for this one is kinda lame… but sometimes that’s how I roll. You know those little foam animals that come in the capsules. You put the capsules in hot water and they melt, revealing your “prize”. Well, check out the zoo by mixing up all the capsules and trying to guess what it will be when it opens up. The one with the most correct guesses wins. Of course, this is just pure dumb luck if you get it right, but sometimes dumb luck is ok. And yes, I know that not all of those destinations aren’t technically in Manhattan, but ‘New York’ doesn’t start with M. If you want less of a stretch, go to Morocco or Minnesota instead.
Mocktail: Ok, If you haven’t already, do the In For Drinks date night. Digital kit available here, complete with non-alcoholic recipes.
Mental Health Day: Both of you call in sick to work and spend the day together, doing whatever you want! You’ll just wish tomorrow could be M again.
Monopoly- When we were first married, I made our own Monopoly game. Each of the spaces was somewhere or something we’d done while we were dating and “Park Place” was our wedding day. It is currently in storage 8 blocks away, it’s snowing here and I don’t have a car or else I’d show you a photo of it. It took me a while to make, but it’s a fun reminder of our dating days and how we got to where we are. I used the values from the real Monopoly (easier that way) and printed money I designed in Photoshop out on printer paper. For the hotels and houses I used shrinky dinks and just drew them with permanent marker. If you do this, put down a sheet of wax paper on your cookie tray before you put your shrinkys on it. You’ll leave irremovable marks on your tray if you don’t. Ask me how I know this… For the playing pieces, I made little figures of a bride and groom out of air-dry clay. They don’t look great, but meh, we get the point.