Seems like everything slows down during Christmas week. Except the mall crowds, that is. And I’m staying
far, far away from that scene.
Instead, we’ll be enjoying some face time with the grandkids over the weekend. As much as you can get from three very active boys, anyway. But it’ll be good to visit with our daughter and son-in-law and exchange late Christmas gifts.
I turned the page in my 365 Best-Kept Marriage Secrets calendar this morning, and here’s what it said:
Develop a hobby you can enjoy together like playing tennis, dancing, jogging, bird-watching, garage-saling, or gardening. Having fun together will create a desire to be with one another on a regular basis.
Jogging? Not for me. Garage sales? I have enough “junk” of my own I need to get rid of. Neither of us has much of a green thumb, so gardening has never been a biggie. We took a couple of ballroom dance classes many, many years ago, but the occasional wedding reception is about our only opportunity to go dancing.
Doing things together has always been important to us, though. My sweetie and I have come to enjoy backyard bird-watching, if only I can remember to keep the feeders stocked. Before our move last year, we shared the pleasure of volunteering at a therapeutic riding center, and it was a great bonding experience. We’re now members of our church handbell group, since music is something we both enjoy.
What’s your favorite “together” pastime? (G-rated, of course!) How did you get started? What do you enjoy most about it?
And don’t forget, there’s still time to enter my December contest. I’ll announce the winner on January 2, and by the end of next week you’ll see an announcement for my January contest. Also, because of the holidays, I won’t have a “Literary Star” dating story this Friday, but look for more fun stories coming up in January.
Blessings this Christmas season, and best wishes for a prosperous and happy New Year!