Baby and I listened to some PRIME 90’s R&B the other night. It was actually super fun and made me really happy. Why, specifically? Let me give you some back-story. My dad is from the south and was in the navy back in the day. It’s hard to explain how he is; it’s almost like he wasn’t meant to be a white man LOL. He is just really cool and chill. Anywho, he was only 19 when I was born. I was his little buddy and we always rode around listening to music. I grew up on Tupac, NWA, Biggie, then G-Unit and 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, all that stuff. So when Baby and I were listening to Jagged Edge, Next, K-Ci & JoJo it was definitely giving me childhood feels. My dad would blast that stuff when I was little and sing it to me at the top of his lungs. I loved it. My standards for who I marry are so high because of that man. Good thing Baby treats me like a queen. But yeah, we both did our own thing together. We listened to music while he played his new Madden 19 I got him and I wrote some blog stuff. Sometimes it’s just nice to do that. You can do the things you want to do while you’re together. It’s healthy! We also tried something new this week.
Baby told me there was an opportunity to go do some yoga on the City Deck downtown here in Green Bay for free! I thought that would be super fun and I just so happen to have two yoga mats for us. He came home from work and we had a light dinner before yoga started. It was pretty damn hot out so we were kind of worries how that would go, with the class being outdoor, but being right on the water helped. We packed iced water in bottles and I put my hair up to make sure we stayed cool. I really wasn’t sure to expect, neither was baby. We both have only done yoga once before. The class I attended was Beer Yoga (free pint of beer after the class) and it was indoor with the floor-to-ceiling windows opened up. Though I liked both experiences, they are completely different. This class was better for me and I think it was because it was with Baby, to be honest. Here’s why.
First of all, this was Baby’s idea. The fact that this was something he thought of and that he wanted to do with me (on his own) is so cool. I know a lot of men wouldn’t be interested in doing yoga whatsoever. It feels really heartwarming to know he is willing to go on any adventure with me. Secondly, I love doing new things with my fiance. It opens doors for new hobbies and creates new memories. We ended up loving it and we want to make it a weekly thing next summer. Third, it was a calm and relaxing way to get moving and exercise a bit. I don’t stretch enough, and neither does Baby. Yoga was helped us get idea on how flexible we are (or aren’t LOL). Fourth and finally, yoga was a huge stress-reliever. I felt completely stress-free, calm, and happy. From now on, I fully plan on doing yoga in my backyard on my deck when I get home from work in the mornings. Maybe not every day, but a few times a week would be awesome for my stress. I remember the poses from the class and I will roll with that for a little while until I feel more confident. Then I will look up videos to follow online. I recommend giving yoga a shot! It’s been something I’ve really wanted to learn and I am so glad we tried it!
I feel like every couple has their shows. They have the shows they watch together and are NOT allowed to watch without each other. Ours right now is Masterchef. I am obsessed. I never watched anything cooking related from week to week. I always though Gordon Ramsay was awesome and I thought his shows were probably pretty good, I just never really watched any. But I am super glad that he had me start watching this. I really like it! It’s really fun to see and discuss with him because we both love food so much. He is a great cook so it’s cool to hear what he thinks of what the contestants do. It’s fascinating to me because I’m no chef, and it makes me want to try cooking more. Maybe not to the extent that the contestants do (because um HELLO) but it’d be nice to learn more than just the basics in the kitchen. I have a hard time with not being able to cook like a lot of women do. It shouldn’t make me feel like less of a woman for not cooking much or not cooking well, but it does. It’s a pretty big insecurity for me. Baby reminds me that I’m not less of anything, which I need sometimes. I just want to provide for my family in all ways. Jeez, that took a rather serious turn. Anyway, Masterchef is great. I enjoy it. If you have Hulu, get on that! What do you and your S/O watch?
He must have been on a roll this week because Baby also suggested we do something else a little outside of the norm this week: Go to the Farmer’s Market and (leisurely) pick up a bunch of food for a super fresh dinner! We’ve done this before during the weekend farmer’s markets, but those are held in the morning so we get food for breakfast usually. It was nice and fun to switch gears and do it for dinner instead. Vegetables can be so incredibly cheap at the market and locally grown is obviously so much better for you than other options. We just feel so good eating the food from around the area. You should do the same! The farmer’s market makes for a cute little date because you get to walk around outside together, maybe grab a drink or a snack and check out all the different stands (there’s way more than just food there). And you can keep the date going by cooking together when you get home. It’s so easy to throw a salad together with all fresh veggies; maybe add some chicken and a good dressing. Being at the market is different from a store you might grab a certain veggie you normally wouldn’t buy at a store, or maybe there is something at the market that the store never sells! It’s fun to try new things.
I love spending quality time with my future husband. I mean, who doesn’t want to have one-on-one time with their partner? It just feels good to touch and talk and laugh and be near one another. Even if you’re not doing anything significant or something necessary together. That’s why just sitting on the couch together while each of us does our own thing still feels great. I get to feel the warmth of his body against mine while I read and he sets up his Fantasy Football league online. He will give my leg a little squeeze, wink at me like he does, and carry on about his business. I don’t know how I got so lucky, but I’ll never take it for granted. A year later, the “honeymoon phase” continues.
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