This date night was pretty low-key. Hubby had a super early morning, getting up and heading to the hospital so he could pray with a church member who was then heading into knee replacement surgery. He went to the hospital, then came home and tried to sleep a little longer before heading to work. You know how that goes.
It didn’t work.
Hubby was also feeling like he was coming down with something and then had a tough day at work, so he really wasn’t up to doing much. I had about three different plans in my hip pocket depending on how his day went, so I chose the least stressful.
I had a nice beef and barley soup in the crockpot and served it with some homemade spelt bread. Yumo! Just before sitting down to eat, a single male friend of ours showed up to drop something off for Hubby, so we invited him in to eat with us. After dinner, my son asked what we were doing for date night, and Hubby was so discombobulated that he thought it was Monday night! Poor guy. I told him that yes, it was date night and I had it all taken care of. SMF thoughtfully withdrew, and son disappeared into his room.
We pulled the couch out again, pulled up the coffee table and made the two into our “theater seating.” Then, on came Netflix and we watched Madea’s Witness Protection, And Laughed Ourselves Silly. Honestly, it was so funny! We’ve loved Madea since Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and have watched every movie. I swear, she’s just like some women that I deal with every day at the library! I think what makes it so funny is that it’s so true to life. Madea is just like someone you know.
By the end of the movie, we were cheerful and relaxed, and Hubby was feeling much better. The Bible is right on when it says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Prov. 17:22. Hubby was feeling pretty crushed by the end of the day (I wasn’t feeling too sprightly myself—I’d spent most of the day grocery shopping and preparing food for the freezer), but an evening of laughter, good company, and cuddling renewed our spirits. It was darn good medicine.