Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Deal Hunting Date

(I borrowed this from I Stock Photo's collection.)

A Charlie and I segment...

For now, he's on another 10-hour workshift leg of his Apprentice Training rotation, which meant he is home with me a couple of days during the week when the kiddos are in school. Sweet deal, right? Of course, being a couple, we take advantage of our freedom and go on a daytime date. Who wouldn't?

So, what do we decide to do?

Opting to don our favorite "camo" outfits of sweaters and sneakers, we braved the bright sunlight and hunted down those sweet deals we normally find hiding in the aisles or special endcap "bushes" of our fave stores.

Our weapon? A tight budget. Our target? The 75-90% holiday discounted goodies. Which area of the vast Clearance jungle do we lie in wait? We specially prize the Ross, Target, and Walmart regions that specialize in housing these prolific goodies that will be soon displayed in our home during the next round of holidays.

Now that you have the background of our hunting escapades, today (and yesterday), we found ourselves looking for goodies perfect for the next big wave of "wallet busters" we call Valentine's Day. What did we come up with? A few "species" that can definitely co-exist on my next... tablescape! I can't wait to show it all to you soon!

We had so much fun going to Target and Ross looking for pieces that could go together. One of our (ok, mine) weakness is Taco Bell and diet Pepsi, so we had that for lunch (though I'm proud to say that I indulge every few blue moons since we moved from California. Reason wise, nothing specific, it just worked out like that). When he indulges me, my heart melts just as quickly as those grated cheese strips hitting that warm seasoned meat in each taco... (Man, I must be truly in love to compare my feelings to cheese on a taco!)

We even visited The Container Store, a veritable containment of anything that can "contain" anything! No, we didn't get all sappy and walked in and perused the whole store hand-in-hand! Even I'm not that bad! I'm all for the romance, not the sappiness, lol!

How did we end this very good day?

We helped our children with their homework, said thank you to our neighbor next door (they watched our place while we were enjoying Utah's snow) by surprising them with their own beautiful set of dishes (Ross) to go with their new dining and living room sets. While I napped after dinner, he finished up washing our laundry and when I woke up, he left the room and in his wake, inadvertently serenaded me, using the radio, with the song, "I'm Amazed by You" sung by Tim McGraw so I can blog in comfort! I tell you, the man sweeps me off my feet without even trying! (Ok, giddiness getting in the way of my blogging...) I just love that about Charlie!

I'm Amazed by You

Every Time Our Eyes Meet
This Feeling Inside Me
It's Almost More Than I Can Take
Baby When You Touch Me
I Can Feel How Much You Love Me
And It Just Blows Me Away
I've Never Been This Close To Anyone
Or Anything
I Can Hear your Thoughts, I Can See Your Dreams

(Chorus):
I Dunno How You Do What You Do
I'm So In Love With You
It Just Keeps Getting Better
I Wanna Spend The Rest Of My life
With You By My Side
For Ever and Ever
Every Little Thing That You Do
Baby I'm Amazed By You

The Smell Of Your Skin
The Taste of your kiss
The Way You Whisper In The Dark
You're Hair All Around Me
Baby You Surround Me
You Touch Every Place In My Heart
Oh..It Feels Like The First Time, Every Time
I Wanna Spend The Whole Night..In You're Arms

(Chorus):
I Dunno How You Do What You Do
I'm So In Love With You
It Just Keeps Getting Better
I Wanna Spend The Rest Of My life
With You By My Side
For Ever and Ever
Every Little Thing That You Do
Baby I'm Amazed By You

Every Little Thing That You Do
I'm So In Love With You
And It Just Keeps Getting Better
I Wanna Spend The Rest Of My Life
With You By My Side
For Ever And Ever
Every Little Thing That You Do
Every Little Thing That You Do

Baby I'm Amazed By You…

Don't worry, he reads this post, so I'm sure he probably didn't realize the lyrics to this song either. I can see him blushing now! (lol)

I can't wait for next week! Or tomorrow!

2 comments:

Crystal Eldredge said...

What a beautiful date! I am so happy you have such a wonderful husband! They are rare group of Men! I hope and Prayer is that I can raise my 4 boys to be great MEN!

CC said...

Thanks, Crystal, he certainly is! :D