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Date Night!

Guess who found out she has a surprise date night planned for her this evening...?!? Hooray!

I have NO idea what Mr. Wonderful has planned for me, but I'm floating through this day just thinking about it. There really is nothing better than a cute boy with a surprise up his sleeves, is there?
I'm especially excited for tonight, as date nights with Mr. W are a serious rarity right now. On a scale from 1 to 10, I'd say they're just a few notches lower than receiving an e-mail coupon for 50% off at Louis Vuitton. I kid.

But seriously gals, we really don't get to spend much time together these days, and for good reason. Mr. Wonderful is a rock star. Not a real rock star, like the get up on stage and perform to thousands of screaming fans kind (though I do have a girlfriend who IS married to a real life rock star, so I just that life vicariously through her)- Mr. Wonderful is a GMAT rock star.

One of the biggest things going on in our lives right now (except for the wedding, of course!) is that Mr. W is in the throes of applying to grad school. Mr. W is looking to go back to school in the fall of next year, in order to pursue his MBA *and* a Masters in Foreign Policy. I think that guy is just the cat's pajamas, and couldn't be more proud of him!

At this stage in the applications game, I'm a full-on GMAT widow. It's really not as awful as it sounds though, I promise. He studies each evening and full days each weekend, which gives me a ton of free time to babysit for extra cash and iron out the wedding details. What it does mean is that we currently don't get much 1-on-1 time. Free time with him means time that he's not studying, and it's in both of our best interests to see that he gets as strong a GMAT score as he possibly can. He takes his test on *October 25th*, so I've basically written off any free time with him until the test deadline is safely behind us.

I actually found out about our surprise date night by accident... I booked a last-minute babysitting gig for tonight with one of my 2 regular families, since I didn't already have plans. When I woke up Mr. Wonderful this morning, I casually mentioned the fact that he wouldn't be seeing me again until way later tonight, as I'd be heading straight to babysitting from work.

Girls, I have never seen that man wake up so quickly in my life. A look of terror washed over his face, and all he could muster out of his mouth was a quiet "Wait.... noooooo..." I was terrified for a second that I forgot someone's birthday dinner, or something of that sort, as Mr. W clearly already had a date with GMAT for the evening. He quickly stumbled through something to the effect of "but you can't have plans tonight because I made plans for us tonight because I planned something for you and it was a surprise and I don't know if I can reschedule because I don't even know when we're supposed to be there and do you think you could cancel because I know I'm supposed to be studying but I wanted to make special plans for us..."

My heart just about dropped right then and there. The love of my life had just planned a date night for us, even though it was supposed to be test study crunch time, and I had completely blown it. Devastated. There is a happy ending, as my babysitting family was TOTALLY cool with me cancelling (and happy that we had plans, since lately I spend more "date nights" with their 1 year old son than I do with my fiancé... lol). Crisis averted.

I'm looking forward to sharing my surprise with you soon!

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Blue-Eyed Bride said...

how much fun!!! have fun tonight and we can't wait to hear about it.

NMB said...

I just almost cried, this was a very sweet story. I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time. And, yes we can't wait to hear the details!!

Petunia said...

Aah--thanks for telling me about your experience with the iPhone. That is exactly what I was afraid of. I think the Blackberry would be the practical choice for me.

Have fun tonight with Mr Wonderful!

E said...

hi there! thanks for stopping by my blog! i love yours too, and i'm looking forward to reading future posts!

Kappa Prep said...

Have such fun tonight! I cannot wait to hear what your plans are!

Mrs. Forever said...

So exciting! I hope you are having fun on your date night with Mr. Wonderful. Since I'm commenting right now its obvious that Mr. Forever and I enjoyed a night at home!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Yay! Soo sweet! I love when they plan, it's so romantic! Can't wait to hear what he planned!

Amy (Metz) Walker said...

Hilarious: "I'd say they're just a few notches lower than receiving an e-mail coupon for 50% off at Louis Vuitton."

Looking forward to hearing about date night!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I hope you have such a fun time on your date night!! How fun that you found my blog...I LOVE the name of yours (I love dirty martinis, so I guess that's no surprise). You asked about my recipe book...the answer is that I have no idea what to do if you like the recipe on both sides, except maybe just photocopy the one recipe and put it in the right category that way? It hasn't happened to me yet, but I am a very Type-A girl and I have a feeling that it would bother me if everything wasn't in the right section. How sad am I? :)

New Girl on Post said...

How was the date? I'm excited to hear about it!

Kappa Prep said...

There is a treat waiting for you on my blog!

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