Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Just Dance

Lately I have had the urge to get silly drunk and in the words of Meredith and Christina on Grey's, "dance it out." I figured the odds of this happening any time in the next decade were slim and none. Silly drunk was doable, but dancing it out was highly unlikely as I no longer do girl's nights on the town and Sean is not, never has been into dancing. I often tell him we got together under false pretenses - we danced the night away in a club the very first night we were together but since then, not so much.

Late last week Sean proposed that we head to Atlantic City Saturday night. I hemmed and hawed and didn't really feel like it. Shouldn't spend the money, need to go car shopping, find someone to dog sit Libby etc... Sean persisted and even called the hotel to see if he could get us comped. He succeeded in scoring a room and dinner for Saturday night and I had little room to resist. My Aunt & Uncle agreed to take Libby and off we went!

The room was just ok - not bad for free. Dinner was amazing - on my list of top 5 meals of all time. It was the perfect steakhouse dinner - soup, salad, bread, Cowboy Ribeye perfectly seasoned -cooked medium, baked sweet potatoes, steakhouse fries, very dirty martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives and a delicious glass of Cabernet. Great ambiance, fantastic service, good conversation - the perfect meal. Very romantic.

After dinner we played a little and I won a little bit. Sean was not really feeling the blackjack mojo so we decided to take a gambling break and go listen to the band in the lounge. They were a fun cover band - perfect for a wedding or a casino lounge. Up until this point, this was a very typical evening on the town for us - great meal, a little romance, a little gambling, call it a night...

Instead of following our usual script, one cocktail turned into another and then another. The band played their final set and then a DJ took the stage. Then, the most miraculous thing happened - we danced and danced and danced all night! I got my wish - silly drunk and I danced it out with my husband, which is the greatest part of the whole story, in my opinion! Who are you and what have you done with my real husband??? I never mentioned to him that I was feeling the urge to cut loose, but some how he knew... he always does.

It was fun to be so spontaneous! We usually have a plan and stick to the plan. I love having a plan. Lately though, I am sick to death of the plan! It felt so good to just let it all go for a few hours. We laughed until our cheeks hurt, we danced until our feet were sore, we kissed and flirted and acted like teenagers, we drank until we were giddy (and the room was spinning), we went to bed at a ridiculous hour, slept late and had an amazing, huge, delicious breakfast, we left for home smiling and recharged and a little hung over too. We didn't gamble much at all and the casino is probably a little bitter, but it was just what the doctor ordered! Now, where is my To-Do List...

17 comments:

Lisa said...

Well, now part of me is even more bummed that we couldn't join you, but, the other part is glad because it sounds like you guys really needed this!!!

Mandibula said...

Totally awesome! Sometimes boys have ok ideas!

Lost in Space said...

This post made me grin ear to ear, Emily!! I am so happy and envious of your spontaneous rockin' night.... Good for you!!

BTW, when I first met my DH we went dancing almost every weekend. Now, he will barely do it in the privacy of our own home.....Maybe we need some Atlantic City too. (-;

sweetpeanme said...

How fun! Yeah "plans" stink! I'm so glad you got to let loose and have a great time!!

bella1021 said...

Perfect!

Leslie Laine said...

Sounds wonderful! It's nice when infertility gives way to spontaneity and a good time. Glad you were able to dance it out!! :)

one-hit_wonder said...

Sounds wonderful - so glad you had a good time.

Eileen said...

I'm jealous of your spontaneity! Somewhere along the line in this TTC journey we have lost it. You hve given me inspiration!

the Centurino Family said...

OH I love it! Sometimes getting drunk and dancing turns into more fun than you had even hoped for! I am glad you got away and had a great time!

WaterBishop said...

Sounds like you had a blast!

M. said...

That sounds so amazing, Emily! You put a huge smile on my face -- I think I have a little platonic crush on your DH. He's such a rockstar :) Good for you that you relaxed and let loose. You needed to dance it out and your night sounds absolutely perfect.

MissMVK said...

I am so happy to read that you were able to forget about IF struggles for a short while and have a fantastic time with your husband. Infertility can really take over your entire life, I know first hand, so it's wonderful when you can release yourself from that burden if only for a bit. Best of luck for a successful cycle!!!

momsoon said...
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momsoon said...

Let's hear it for FUN!!!!

I know G & I woke up about a month ago (after our 3rd failed ivf)and realized that our lives have been on hold and that we have not been doing the things we loved doing together due to being emotionally/financially drained...

So, for valentines day (sat) I have booked a private salsa lesson for us! So we'll be "dancing it out" too!!!

Also, thanks for your post on my blog-you were my first and it was great to come home to!!!
Keep up the fun...

Bee said...

Yay for you! Your night sounds like it was so much fun and you deserve it!

Clio said...

what a nice post. what a great date with your husband!

Just me said...

LOL. Your husband sounds like mine. I just found your blog and, I'm not going to lie, was drawn in by this part of your profile: "I am a bleeding heart Liberal & Sean is a 'Recovering Republican'". Ha ha ha.

I look forward to reading more. :)