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What Would You Do?

I  got an invitation to a dinner party several weeks ago. Tonight was the dinner party and when I got there I found out it was a nude dinner party. The hosts are self proclaimed ‘home nudists’. Okay, okay it was a virtual invitation so no clothes were actually shed but it did get me to thinking.

Would I really attend his dinner party if it was for real. The blogger in question is my friend Tom Baker and you can see both the invite and the fake dinner. Would my husband and I attend a real nude dinner party? James’ thoughts were if he could trust that Tom wouldn’t secretly have hidden cameras all over, he wouldn’t mind. I’m not sure. Could you?

I must say that I did just come from the party and the menu he prepared for all of us was amazing and there is brunch tomorrow. Check it out! I’m going back to leave a comment…


A Week Alone With Just Us Two

My parents will be back Sunday morning as will my brothers and sister. My aunt will probably stay for the day so I’m planning on cooking something special for everyone. My older brother can’t boil water so I think this is a good time for him to get those cooking lessons he so desires. It’s almost laughable. He’s 23 and had to stay over my aunts with the younger sibs because he would have starved. He also has a bad habit of leaving the house a mess and not being around when my parents get home so they chose to clean up. After a vacation the last thing you want to do is clean up behind your son and his friends.

James took off work yesterday! We made a commitment to spend as much time being romantic as possible. We took turns cooking for one another and tried to cook dinner together each night. We went swimming several nights but not skinny dipping. We also tried to keep the television off. We were forced to converse with one another. It was just like dating again. Looking into each others eyes…

When we did have the TV on we watched a few of my favorite movies. Avatar and The Girl With The Pearl Earring. Luckily for me James can stand to sit through chick movies without complaining. Last night we watched the Packers beat the Colts. That was depressing but the ice cream sundaes during the third quarter brought a smile back to my face.

Tonight I just want us to be intimate. Candles and a little Jazz. I went out this morning and bought Chris Botti Live With Friends. He is one of my favorite smooth jazz artists. I recommend anyone who loves Jazz to get this DVD. It is fantastic. Gladys Knight, Jill Scott and Sting are just three of his nine guests. It is an amazing hour and a half. I’m putting it on just to listen to with the TV off.

I’m making some of James’ favorite dishes and I got some oils for a massage. I’m going to spend the evening pampering him. There is certainly a lot of inspiration found on the Internet. I’m glad I started this blog but I’m not sure very many people are reading it. Those that do visit and comment, I hope they come back. In a sharing mood.

Have a great weekend y’all.

Midnight Skinny Dipping

James and I live in what used to be a detached garage in the back of my parents house. We added a second level and it seems to us just like a two story house. It is our home and it’s just a jump from the second floor into the pool if we decide to ever be stunt people!

My parents left for a working vacation and this time I don’t have to babysit my siblings. School started so they had to stay behind. I usually take care of them when my parents are away but this time I’m off the hook!

I’ve been inspired by several blogs that I visited this weekend. I’ve been extremely motivated to be more romantic. At Tom Baker’s blog he wrote about how he planned a romantic day for his wife so I decided to be plan a little extra romance with James.

At Elissa’s Bernstein’s blog she had a recipe for watermelon basil lime bars and Geni’s and Zoie’s blog, Sweet and Crumby, I found a great recipe for Zucchini Cake. It got me to thinking again that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Although I already have my man, I want to do everything I can to keep him!

With the parents and sibs gone I fixed dinner and dessert for James and I. We had barbecue baby back ribs, artichokes and pasta salad. After dinner James was a sweetheart and cleaned up the dinner dishes.

We often take the speakers and TV outside for our drive in theater ‘date night’. James finished cleaning up and brought the equipment outside. I got the DVDs and we watched two movies, Kick A** and Date Night.

It was close to midnight when Date Night ended. Neither of us felt like bringing the television inside but we knew we had to do it. James acted like he was very tired but I wanted to go swimming. It’s been a very long time since we went swimming at night.

I grabbed two towels. I took off my clothes in front of him and ran down the stairs and jumped into the pool. James acted uninterested as I was stripping but about five minutes later I saw the light from the TV go off and then I saw James swaying side to side and up and down as he ran down the steps butt naked and slinked himself into the cold water.

We swam for about an hour, I blogged this and then we went to sleep. It was a great sensual date night and I can’t wait for the rest of the week. Being a newlywed is awesome. Actually just being in love is awesome.