Monday, January 30, 2012

Bucket lists!

Different buckets
I had an agenda, for the upcoming weekend, I wanted to create yet another new mini-tradition in this string of days that are almost like pearls of a necklace: date nights with the hubster!

Since you all know me by now you're maybe not surprised, there is the "My Favorite Day"-project (the goal being making every day my favorite day), there is the "Five Fab"-project (that aims to let Wednesday be a work-week-day that has five great things in it), there is "Tuesday Snuggle" (with my boy, since there aren't enough Fridays in the week) and now I'm proud to introduce: "Date Night"!

What a date! At "Casa Scandi" at its best...

I'm a all-or-nothing kind of gal, so why not red wine and Mojito, I ask you?!

Tuesday Snuggles speak for themselves. They're the best!

... continuing.
Date Night I wanted to be a way to capture not only the weekend a little bit more but the marriage also. I had asked the hubster if we could turn the TV off, put music on, light a fire, have a drink and sit down for a date, like if we were in a hotel lobby and dating. He was game, so we did!

My initial plan was that we prepare this date by e-mailing each other a question in advance, that we wanted to ask the other but there was no time, so impromptu had to do. And it did!

I best capture the powder snow, in case that's it this year.

Yeah well, now this symbolizes something: last year I braved the outdoors barefoot in February, having waited the snow out. This year I went head on, out in the snow in January.
Way to go me!

Darling leaves striving, through the snow.

This little fella gave up though... but didn't do so 'til January!

Cosiness in a life.

.... continuing again.
I asked Marcus what his top three bucket list wishes, for life, are and what three ordinary-day bucket list wishes he has and that kept us going.
It goes to show that this is a great thing: getting to hear your loved one's highest life wishes and also small wishes and also getting to be heard, yourself, and what you dream of.

What were our buckets then?

Well they were pretty similar, thankfully.
Marcus wished for travels in his big wishes: Rio de Janeiro, Kenya and Kilimanjaro.
I (of course) wished to experience Miami with the hubster and both sons, New York with the same folks and Greenland (with whoever!!). Yeah, for I threw in folks in my wishes as well, it just wouldn't be me if I didn't...

Small buckets there were too.
Hubster wishing for more trips to Copenhagen, visits to the theatre and visits to the cinema.
I wished for a micro-date every evening: fire, us, TV off and music just to get each other's temperature for real every day (hey, if you can get a date every night, why not eh?!) and I wished for dog walks together every weekend and more board game-playing for the three of us.

Of course the grandest buckets of them all are having happy sons.
I do and I'm in awe over it.

Wii:ing demands concentration.

And boy, is it fun?!

Heart warming and good.

Yeah, life's all good.

So, as simple as it may seem - as ingenious it is: date night every weekend with the most interesting man alive: my husband! In a cosy, comfortable living room, by a fire, feeling all lit up inside, feeling luxurious that you have all that in your life: do it!
You can't go wrong.

And then there's the dream of making each other's buckets coming to life, turning real and the joy of wondering if they will and when.

For us the bonus of our date was obvious: we talked and talked and talked! About politics, the world and even happenings we hadn't had time to fill the other one in on.
Precious date.

Have a spectacular week y'all.
Yep, I'm ready to take on a new week. Bring it on!


  1. Wonderful.... I love that you are keeping the romance alive with mini dates. I had tears in my eyes seeing how much you love your husband -- I'm sure he knows it.
    I should really make more bucket lists, it would help to keep me focused and achieve the things in life i want too. I may take a leaf outtas your book and write myself a weekly bucket list. Great idea!
    Jennie. x
    p.s I've been trevelling and on Safari in Kenya - it was 5* luxury - amazing people, so friendly. I'm sad it's got it's fair share of troubles now though. ;-/