However, we have one major obstacle with going out- me. I'm actually a little surprised by how much of a home person I have become. I've never personally liked getting ready to go out for any reason (ex. I actually wore make up to work 3 times this week, which is probably a personal record). I have discovered that I actually prefer staying home and snuggling on the couch over going out and dealing with crowds, traffic, driving, and of course the preparation. In the last few years, and especially the most recent year (after graduating from college) I have gradually just stopped going out.
So last night we decided we were going to have a real date night out. We were going to dress nicely, go to dinner, see a movie, and then maybe head over to a tavern to watch a local band play. Fun filled evening out. We got ready and we both looked so nice! We went to dinner, where I realized a little too late that our favorite restaurant is not nearly as romantic as I had wanted (loud. SO LOUD. Couldn't hear ourselves talk loud). We had a wonderful dinner. We finished dinner an hour ahead of schedule (the wait was 0 min compared to the 30 min I had planned). So what to do? We went home. Instead of going to see the new flick "The Bounty Hunter" we came home, changed into pajamas, laid out the awesome bean bag mattress, and bought an On Demand movie (Sherlock Holmes, which was fabulous).
Maybe it's just us, but I honestly think I had more fun with Mike at home than I did at dinner, or in the car to dinner. There is just something about going on an official "date" that really spooks Mike. It almost becomes awkward. Add to it the fact that I generally dislike getting dolled up and staying in a dolled up state. But the second we get home, that awkward distant feeling drops completely and we are 100% happier.
For some reason I have always felt that my "homebody" personality was a major flaw. Am I really so lazy that I don't want to find some jewelry and put on some make up to go out and have fun? Last night, however, I think I finally realized that this isn't the case. It's just who we are as a couple. It works for us. I'm just glad we have such cheap tastes (movies in are much cheaper than movies out).