Things have been slowing down for Matt and I over the past few weeks. With the holidays fast approaching and both of our jobs needing more from us, we haven’t had much energy left for anything but working and sleeping. And as sad it is to admit, anyone who’s been in a long term relationship knows that when the sex life starts to slip, fuses get shorter and shorter. Arguing about petty things like the laundry certainly doesn’t spark a mood either. Just as I was starting to get concerned about the state of our sex life (it’s been a whole week and still no sex), Matt came up with a wonderful idea.
‘I don’t have to work this weekend. How about you and I go out and have fun all day and then come home and have romantic nights together?’ Matt asked.
‘Sounds like we don’t have much of a choice,’ I responded. ‘It’s not like we’re having loads of fun just sitting around the house. It’d be nice to get out and do what we want to do for a change.’
After discussing some low-cost ideas (we really don’t like spending money on entertainment), we finally decided on going bowling, my favorite thing to do while drinking beer. One pitcher turned into four far too quickly. We ended up having to play a couple of rounds of pool to sober up enough that I could drive.
‘So, what do you want to do when we get home?’ I asked coyly, taking a shot and scratching the cue ball (I’m pretty terrible at pool).
‘I’ve got an idea. I picked some stuff up the other day on the way home,’ Matt answered.
‘Oh really? So you think you’re going to get lucky tonight do you?’ I asked, already knowing the answer.
‘I’m pretty confident you won’t say no,’ Matt responded as he took his final shot and sunk the eight ball, winning the game. ‘Let’s get out of here. I’m okay to drive.’
With that, Matt and I made our way out to my Hybrid Nissan, cranking the heat as soon as it started up (stupid winter) so we could see through the windshield. We sat there and chatted for a few minutes, waiting for the defroster to work it’s magic when Matt all of a sudden perked up like he was just splashed with ice water.