Found in Dumb Little Man's post 7 ways to Inject Romance in your Relationship (Find 7 tips for almost everything at this site!)
Yesterday I told you that I would do something romantic each day and report back here and tell you about it. So I began the day poking around on some romantic web sites looking for the thing I wanted to do. I never really settled on anything and suddenly my day was underway. Jessie had her gym class and we spent the afternoon up to our elbows in craft projects, lemonade fixings (lemon tree in yard requires regular fix of lemonade!) and pillow forts. Next thing I knew Rob was on his way home and I hadn't prepared anything! Lamely, the best I came up with is wearing a particularly see through shirt, that I would never wear out of the house. It wasn't the most inspired but at least it was something!
Poor Rob arrives home, after a particularly busy day, to his wife expecting an immediate response to her scantly clad look and he really doesn't know what to make of it! Jessie is still up and demanding attention and I am trotting around barely dressed. It was comical at best! I have to give Rob high marks for playing along and making some nice comments about his "sexy wife" but if the truth be told the whole thing was very forced and not really all that romantic! Part of my dilema stemmed from the fact that we have just come back from an overtly romantic and passionate weekend and now a more nuanced and sweet type of romance was calling. I was using a high velocity wind tunnel when a gentle breeze was required!
Ah well, live and learn! Today is a new day and after I get finished looking at all these romantic resources I'm sure I'll find something suitably marvelous!
Hot spot number one for building anyone's romance tool kit is Loving You.com. This site is great for all sorts of tips and just plain inspirational reading on the relationship front. Here is their Romantic tip of the week:
Pick up some Love Coupons or other Valentine's day leftovers for some future romantic surprise. Since Valentines day has just passed you can get some really good deals on heart shaped items, romance books and a bunch of other fun treats. Looking over the good deals may inspire you on your own but imagine the fun of having your own private valentines day some time in the future! I'm headed to the bookstore this afternoon!!!
Write out your own list of 101 reasons why you love your sweetie. I did this for Rob last romance week and he still references it regularly. It was really fun to do and really helped me to get present to all the wonderful things Rob is and does. I think I'll go back and review that list now!
Next post: More romantic escapades...
My 13 bliss virtues: joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, surprise