New Year’s Resolutions 4

January 4, 2010

in the generous life

Consider as a resolution to get away as a couple once every 2-3 months.  Yes, I know there are a billion reasons why this is difficult, but this one-on-one time can be incredibly rejuvenating, both individually and as a couple.

Sleep late.  Make love.  Go see a movie.  Go for a  walk.  Talk about important stuff.  Talk about silly stuff.  Kiss a lot.  Reconnect.
(To cut the cost, take your own food and use hotels during off season (or house sit for a  friend). ~ One time when we couldn’t afford to go away, we got a friend to take our kid for a couple of days, closed the curtains, turned on the answering machine and had a holiday at home.  It can be done.  Sometimes you just need to be a little creative.)

(Remember, when you break a resolution, don’t throw it away, just get back up and start again.)

… Let us spend the night in the villages.  Let us rise early and go to the vineyards …  Song of Songs 7:11b-12a  NAS

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Knitted in the Womb January 4, 2010 at 9:22 am

I am a fan of The Generous Wife…

But today’s tip was one of those that I disagree with. Passionately. So much so, that I’m pulling out a blog post that I wrote 5 years ago this month, and with a few minor modifications, I’m reposting it. So without further ado…from the archives…

http://knittedinthewomb.com/wp/2010/01/04/children-vs-the-marriage/

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gingerspice January 5, 2010 at 7:20 am

I personally enjoy this post! Although I can understand what Knitted in the Womb is talking about too. There are different ways to connect without leaving the house or the kids. It is all a personal choice and these are just tips.

My husband and I go out every now and then and my girls love to watch me get ready and look pretty for their daddy and they know that we really love each other by taking this time.

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Aspiring to be January 7, 2010 at 9:50 am

I love this tip, and immediately told my DH about it. We are going to attempt to have a ‘Mini Marriage Retreat’ three times this year. We live a couple hours away from my MIL, and then it is about another hour on from there to some lovely get-a-way spots, so we can drop the kids off with Grandma on the way. It will be a win-win, the kids will get to spend time with Grandma (something they haven’t gotten to do much of since we moved 2 years ago) and my DH and I will have time to spend together.

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lmwillis1 January 8, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Great top, you are always on point Lori!!!

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