The huz and I went to our favorite restaurant last night to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day. Schedules with teenagers, a pastor, and a teacher dictate flexibility in our lives. Let me rephrase that – it dictates that we have to be willing to be flexible. In other words, we celebrate some things on the day, other things a day early, and still others a few days late. We really did not mind too much as we were able to walk in without reservations.
We shared an old stand-by (veal parmesan) as well as a special menu item: pan seared walleye with asparagus risotto. YUM is the only word that describes the dish!
We ate leisurely and talked about a variety of things that were on our mind, and we discussed Valentine’s Day itself. I had seen a Facebook friend post about how he did not need to celebrate Valentine’s Day because he “loves up” on his wife all year. The huz and I talked about this, and – while we agree with the foundational idea behind the argument – we decided that it is nice to have a day on the calendar that asks us to pause and remember our love that we have for each other.
And that conversation led to how much we enjoy talking to each other which led to the huz suggesting that I take a look at a CNN article about courtship and texting. He thought I might want to interact with it on my blog post today. I read the article when we got home from dinner as he joined the boy for a television show that they both like.
I actually am speechless about the article.
I have just sat here and thought about it for 30 minutes.
I do not know what to say.
So, readers – click on that link, read the article, and tell me what you think. I am speechless and need someone else to get my brain thinking. Has texting, Facebook, and online dating sites really made this whole romance thing go down the tubes to the point that, as a contributor to the article states an entire generation “is at higher risk for ‘a lot of miscommunication, a lot of conflict, a lot of divorces’”?
(that’s “by the way” in text language…thought I would use a little of that in honor of the CNN article)…
my dinner ended wonderfully at Nonna Rosa’s with a Kahlua Espresso crème brulee. If dinner was a YUM, dessert was a double YUM!