I have been pretty lucky with my husband's hours. Especially considering that he is in the military. Sure I have to deal with TDYs and Deployments, and we're not going to even go into how bad they suck. But, when he is here with me, he is usually home before I get off of work. It is really nice. We can (usually) make plans for dinner, hang out with friends (we have a Wednesday tv night tradition), and schedule whatever needs to be done as far as joint errands, etc. But, for the past week and this one, he was/will be working 12 hour night shifts. This is a big "boo!" for me because, since I also work, that means I will get to see my husband for about an hour each day. No bueno. So, in order for me to perk up, because in reality I realize that I am one of the fortunate ones with this assignment, I remind myself of some fond memories. So today I am going to send a big shout out to my husband for how sweet he really was recently.
We recently tried a restaurant with some friends in the village next to us (Landstuhl), and really enjoyed the atmosphere. It was quiet, cute, and quaint, and the food and wine were delish! We vowed to return. Joel noticed that there was a "candlelight dinner" special on the menu, and booked us a romantic dinner there a few weekends ago. It was by complete surprise and a truly romantic gesture!