Sean and I have a pretty predictable evening routine. After dinner, we retreat to the couch and watch a few shows before heading to bed rather early. My computer is never far away, and I’m often found checking up on emails and social networks, for no other reason than boredom, really.
But last night was different. And I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
After work I took in a few innings of my sister’s softball game before heading home. When I did get home, Sean took me on a tour of the latest progress the contractors are making on the siding, and then together we started dinner. Sean’s mom stopped by to see how the house was coming along. Dinner was ready just a short time later, and when we were finished we went straight to work on assembling wedding invitations. We stamped envelopes, glued belly bands, and started forming a pretty big pile of almost-ready invites.
Take the dog for a walk, and leave my phone at home. Leave the computer off in the evenings, because work can wait until tomorrow. Make a phone call to catch up with an old friend, instead of relying on Facebook or email to fill the void.
A change of pace—and probably not one that will instantly become a constant in our lives—but it’s a start. Refreshing.