I just started working on the lighthouse that's on this month's to do list. So I turned to my magic list of blogging questions and found: What's something you're thinking about now? Planning this month's date.
I showed you the birthday present I got for the dude, but I don't think that I shared what I made him for Christmas. I created a little accordian file of dates for us to do throughout the year. I got tickets or set aside cash and planned something for us to do each month.
So far we've done five dates. (C'mon, this is us we're talking about here!)
January Movie Marathon: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight. We chose a wintry weekend and ran around getting the movies out of the library (our library only had two). That night it snowed, but we didn't care, we were watching movies! With popcorn. And Greek pizza. (We tipped the delivery guy bigtime.)
February Play, The Cherry Orchard Unfortunately for us, we got snowed out! We had to make the call whether to go out in the (anticipated) snow or change the date. We ended up going on a Wednesday in March (and lucky thing too because the snow really came down). The play was fantastic, but we didn't get to use the dining certificate since we had to rush to the show after work. Hmmm. Haven't used the dining certificate...
March Get Your Art On (local painting place) When we finally found a painting we wanted to do, it was sold out! We've been keeping an eye on the offerings, but so far...
April Facts on Philly: Philadelphia History Museum This one was fun. We ended up doing it fourth of July weekend, but whatever. (That photo of the dude on the map of Philadelphia shows him standing on the spot where his office is.) We were supposed to go for lunch at a Burmese restaurant but we went for dim sum instead. Yum. Dim sum.
May Tourists in our own Town: Mural Arts Tour Unfortunately, we haven't taken this one yet.
June Picnic at Chanticleer I bought some sandwiches and we debated whether we should bring alcohol or not; we weren't sure it was legal. (We didn't, but you can and everyone else did.) Since our picnic was small, we were able to walk a distance from the other picnickers and had a lot of privacy. (And the dude was able to use the annual passes I bought to take his mother there as well. It's her favorite garden.)
And the rest of the dates
August Floating Down the Brandywine
September Night Skies at the Observatory at the Franklin Institute
October Fondue for Two
November Volunteering at Philabundance
December Build a Fort
I know people think of me as creative, but I used a lot of googling to put this together. The overall idea came from Friday We're in Love who I think got it here. But I also gleaned some ideas from Dating Divas.
And look what I just found: Philly Dates! I smell a Christmas present...