Restoring Romance in a Rushed and Running World
He grabbed my hand as we jaywalked through the parking lot and climbed up cement steps to the history center. On wooden benches, in folding chairs, and across picnic blankets, the crowd swelled and continued to grow. We spread out our picnic sheet, laughing at the too-stereotypical red gingham material, and laid out an easy picnic supper from the grocery store. Asian chicken pea-pod salad and a roast beef baguette sandwich paired well with a mango coconut water for me, and a juice for him.
Evening fell on the St. Paul skyline, dancers grabbed partners and dosei-doed, and I stretched out barefoot toes from a red sheet to cool green grass, and sighed contentedly.
“Look,” Mark pointed to a white haired man in rolled blue jeans and a cuffed white t-shirt clasping hands with a jitter-bugging female partner. They moved in comfortable grace, familiar with each other’s thoughts and movements. In dance after dance, they swayed in elegant ballroom moves, or rocked in easy rhythms.
Mark and I intertwined fingers and sat back, followed them with our eyes in the swirling mass of dancers, and leaned heads close in the deepening dusk.
With the busyness of life, and a son in college, we are always on the lookout for easy frugal date ideas. This picnic supper at a local free concert series was fun, romantic, and simple to do. Rekindling the flame in our marriages needn’t be expensive or exhausting, and is so worth it.
What are your most recent easy, simple date ideas?
For more ideas, check out:
-Adding Steam and Romance to Our Marriages this Summer
–Romance in the Moment to Moment (Plus free date ideas…)
–Sneaking Romance into the Work Week
–Rekindling Romance a Moment at a Time
Linking with Emily at Imperfect Prose.