What could be a better antidote for the winter blahs than a romantic lunch date? Whether it’s with your partner of 20 years or a best friend, looking forward to a mid-week meal at a special place can be just the thing to warm our spirits during this long, cold month.
So in this week’s installment of The Winter Blahs, I suggest making a date with your mate for a mid-week lunch. Get a sitter, tell your boss you have a dentist appointment, raid the piggy bank – do whatever you need to do to get away to some place special for lunch. During a recent lunch date of my own, I enjoyed a delicious salad:
YUM! And did I mention that the chef is a Food Network star? AWESOME!
Good food and time alone are great, but what about conversation? To get the most out of a romantic lunch with your partner, try this: Keep family business off the table. By that I mean no talking about the business of running your household and family. No conversation about:
- work drama
- house repairs
- retirement funds
Instead, remember back to when you first knew each other and the above didn’t exist. Don’t know where to start? How about:
- current events
- dreams for the future
- anything that doesn’t involve family, money or work!
Most of all, have fun beating back the winter blahs for the day – all while keeping your relationship fresh and exciting!