Happy Tuesday everyone!
I'm not entirely sure why it took me this long but I carved my first pumpkin EVER this year and now I feel like I've missed out on years of carving. I mean we went to the pumpkin patch every year in elementary school and I always picked the smallest pumpkins that I could carry while everyone else took home these gigantor mega pumpkins. Now I realize the jokes on me because those pumpkins were basically free! Now I have a lifetime of pumpkin carving to catch up with....
I fully intended upon snapping a few process pictures but I got so involved, I completely loved it! The second I lit Cinderella up, I wanted to do another one. But alas, Halloween is tomorrow and I'm still finishing our costumes. Pumpkin carving next year, it's SO on.
I spent the later part of last night ferociously working on Rob's Halloween costume. I want to reveal what our costumes are but I'm desperately afraid I won't finish in time and I want to keep the disappointment to myself if I don't finish. All I can say is it involves a lot of painters tape and patience.
I realized as stressed as I get about craft projects, I am at my happiest when I am challenged by what I'm creating. I love getting to the end and realizing all that stressing and my overbearing need for perfection paid off. You can't buy that kind of satisfaction people. I feel lucky to have found something I love in life.
Movie-going and love lessons
So I spotted this blog post circulating social media lately and I finally stopped to read it. I laughed, I cried, basically I think this guy is a winner. Thanks to him (#15 on his list) and my October goals, I decided to take Rob on date night last night. Rob LOVES movies. I happen to strongly dislike movies. My Reasoning: I have a hard time sitting still for 2 hours, I have to use the bathroom like twice an hour and I get unreasonably anxious in action/thriller movies. I can do movies at home, where I can pause, roam, use the bathroom, scream if I'm scared, turn on the lights, do movie commentary, etc. And of course there are movies I HAD to see in theaters, aka all the Harry Potter films. But overall, I will almost always say no to a movie. Since watching movies is really one of Rob's hobbies, I knew he really deserved a night out, doing what he wanted to do. And I love that huge smile on his face when he knows I'm making concessions for him, it's the same face I give him when I'm dragging him to the mall.
Long story aside, we saw Argo and it was REALLY good. Super high intensity, which normally is something I would absolutely hate in theaters but since it was 7:45 pm on a Monday night, we were 2 of 6 people in the theater. It was pretty awesome. Rob never hesitates to do what I want to do because he knows it'll make me happy and I need to remember to do the same for him. 6 years later and I'm still learning everyday what it takes to make love last forever...
What are your must-dos to make a relationship work?
P.S. I'm headed to Seattle for 6 wonderful nights with Rob and 2 of my best friends on Wednesday night and I would love any restaurant, attraction, sight-seeing recommendations you have! 🙂