About last night: impromptu date night

We went out tonight for dinner at our favorite seafood place, and then out for drinks at the local pub. It seemed like the right thing to do considering next weekend will be a bust (because surgery).

Gimme all the gin please.

J&M are out of town, but flirting quite a bit via text, and we’re quite besotted with them. They say all the right things. I enjoy that our two main couple crushes (J&M and C&J) are legitimately friends first. We’re going to invite both couples over for a party in the next month or so. Tonight J was like: we want to hang again asap, even if it’s just a vanilla get together. ❤️

D is absolutely wasted. Just got him to bed. The kids and pets are all situated. It’s 1:04 am and I’ve downed a Morning Recovery and am ready to pass out.

I love my life. ❤️❤️❤️

Friday night dinner date: new recipe night (x3)

Appetizer:

Stuffed mushrooms. These turned out really well. So delicious.

The main course:

Chicken Modiga with roasted garlic parmesan broccoli and a simple Italian salad.

Next time we will modify this recipe to pound and pan fry the chicken, which is how I’ve always had it in the past (at STL restaurants – this seems to be a local dish). Our recipe called for baking, which just wasn’t as good. The sauce was dead on and absolutely delicious, however.

I know I say this almost every time, but I love these cooking date nights. Last night, we were discussing how different this marriage is from our previous ones – how much more fulfilling. Even little things like cooking together bring us so much joy. As D noted: it was like lightning struck when we met. It was meant to be. Neither of us can imagine it being better than this. It might seem weird, but our recent sexual exploits are just making it even clearer. We are having a blast, but it reminds us that we are each other’s people. (And our sex has been insanely good lately. There’s no red waste over here).

Sorry…now I’m gushing and it’s coming off as bragging. But really we just click in a way I never thought possible. ❤️

After dinner, we skipped to season 4 of Voyager and watched the first few Seven of Nine episodes in preparation for Picard starting next week. I’m into season 4, so I imagine we will keep watching.

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Just the other night, we were having dinner with the kids, doing our normal banter, and Freya exclaimed, “This table is magical!” The kids have mentioned often, though Freya more so, that they love family dinner time, and the topics of conversation. D and I engage with the kids openly and freely on all topics. Freya in particular tends to come hang out with us while we cook so that she can listen to our back and forth. She’s learned a lot! Haha. Anyway…that’s just something I’m really loving right now. ❤️❤️

Marked

We had a lot of fun last night. I have a feeling these two could end up being really good friends, and there is definitely chemistry. Gen X dudes just do it for me. And let’s not forget J: she’s a sexy, sexy bitch. Unf.

And now we will take a much needed break. We hit Project Ho hard. It has been a lot of fun, but also kind of exhausting. Don’t worry…we plan on resuming our activities after I’m all healed. In fact, there are already tentative plans.

This time next week I’ll be in surgery. I can’t wait to have my new boobs. D and I are both very excited. I’m a bit worried about my tattoos, but I can always redo them. I’m thinking maybe hearts this time. I’m going to buy some pasties and experiment. If I can’t have my nipples back, I might as well have fun with it, right?

Monday night menu

My lovely husband made me the chicken parm I’ve been craving, because he’s the best.

It was so good, and prepared in such a way that it was relatively low calorie.

This is the only thing I ate all day, so I’m still below my calorie limit, and everything has been logged. Day one in the books!

And there are leftovers packed and ready to go for lunch tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s mini goal: drink more water!!