Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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chrissygreenny's picture chrissygreenny

We LOVE this smoothie and have been making it all week! We've been using "so delicious" coconut milk which makes it extra tropical feeling.

And I know how it is to want to get away somewhere exotic. We've bean dreaming of Bali lately. *sigh*

In terms of carving out couple time...it is hard, to say the least. This last weekend we got a sitter and went to dinner A new restaurant here called Owl House you would LOVE! Google it) then some comedy improv at Geva. But we rarely get to do stuff like this. Maybe just once every 3 months or so, if that.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Yum! I've been on a smoothie kick here and even bought myself a new blender (a Ninja...I love it!) and have been making all sorts of mixtures.

Couple time. J and I are not great about this one. We end almost every day together, but usually watching a show or a movie. But I usually call it a "date" when the kids want to prolong bedtime. "Sorry kids, I've got a date with dad". We are going to try to get away for a few days this summer since we're celebrating our 10th anniversary, but also don't have the funds for a tropical trip. It'll be somewhere fantastic...in Nebraska.

Maybe you should coincide your parents' next visit with a one-night sneak-away with Scott. You could get a room somewhere local and just enjoy some time apart from your home/family. There'd be time the next morning to visit your folks when you get home, and just think how great it would feel for even 18 hrs away!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Oh--I haven't tried cocount milk in that smoothie yet--I'll do it! I'm glad you got to sneak away for dinner--for me, that's a very exciting sort of night out--dinners at our house can sometimes be such a difficult experience that the thought of getting away for a quiet dinner just the two of us is fabulous!

Omaha--I know what you mean. Our nights end together, thank goodness, but we do as you do--watch a favorite show or movie. Still, I crave those quiet couple moments together.