Adam and I are routine type of people. I know that I work much better when I have a schedule, a regular routine. Such as, mop floors on Thursdays, vaccuum on Tuesdays, grocery shopping on Wednesday, etc. Yes I know that those all have to do with cleaning the house but those are just for example, I have a schedule (routine) for everything. Do I allow for change? Yes, of course, but I do like to stick to my routine. Now why do I call Fridays Fabulous? Because on my schedule, Fridays are Adam Fridays. Adam works a 4 day work week. It is rough during the week because we don't see much of him. He leaves at 6am and he does not get home 'till 8pm many nights. He thinks that I like that but of course I wish he was home more it is just that I have gotten used to it. I have had to get used to it. But the nice thing about a 4 day work week is that he does have Fridays off....every Friday. So to say the least this is our day! I try not to schedule anything on this day. I leave it open so that we can spend some time during the day together while the boys are at school. I love it!
We have gotten into a routine on Fridays and so far it works for us and I even look forward to it. Now it is nothing exciting but it works for us. Our FriDAYs go something like this: Friday morning I do go to the gym to work out and after my Power Step class, Adam usually meets me there and we play some racquetball (it is my new sport, fun!) then we go to El Pollo Loco for lunch and order our regular (it is not on the menu but are own creation and we love it)! Then we sit for probably about two hours, eating our meal, sipping on Diet Coke, laughing, talking and planning. It is our time to talk about things that we want to do, that we need to do, plan our activities, synchronize our calendars and plan for the future. I know that it does not sound exciting and you may ask why we dont' eat anywhere else. But we look forward to Fridays, El Pollo has become our place (and remember it can't be too nice because we are in our gym clothes) and I probably would not enjoy this with just anybody but I do enjoy it with my best friend! That is why I call Fridays Fabulous! We will probably switch it up sometime or make changes to the routine but for the last few months this has worked for us and I could not be more happy!! What is too cute is that we have noticed another regular couple at our place (El Pollo Loco) on Fridays, It is our old doctor and his wife and they are just too cute. They don't do much talking but they come with a newspaper and sit together and enjoy reading it while they eat their meal. It is darling! Last week someone was sitting in "our" spot so we had to take another booth but when they walked in we realized that it was their spot that we were sitting in so we graciously got up so that they could sit there. They are adorable! So now you know where to find us on a Friday afternoon. You can stop by and visit but don't stay long because it is "our" time : )