I thought I'd pull from the topics my friends gave me for today's post: How often I plan something for myself, and how I pull it off.
One thing I need to do better is spend time with friends. I love that I have friends who plan girls nights.
I think the key to doing these kinds of things is to either have a very supportive husband or a very close friend who's willing to watch kids so you can get away once in awhile. In either case, a huge part of the deal is that you'll be willing to watch that friend's children so she can get away once in awhile too.
I feel strongly that a weekly date with my husband is vital. One year, I made up a list of 52 dates and then scheduled them into the calendar. I found many of the ideas online. That was such a fun year. Each week I'd look forward to what was on the calendar and would surprise the Warden with what I'd planned. We didn't sit around staring at each other on Friday nights and then just decide to go out and eat. We tried out different sites in the area and got to act like kids again.
I also believe in getting away with him a couple times a year even if just for an overnighter. Having older kids is great for this, but again, supportive friends were wonderful when we had little ones.