A New Date Night Tradition

By Bette Lee Crosby / November 15, 2014

DSCN0373Dick and I have started a new Date Night tradition. We got the idea from the Pastor of our Church and I’m loving it.

A New Date Night Tradition

For years we’ve bought the Enjoyment Book and Dick used the discount coupons for playing golf. Occasionally we’d also use it for a restaurant, if we happened to be going there. All too often the year ended and we’d used only a handful of the thousands of coupons in the book.

For those of you who have never heard of the Enjoyment Book, it is a book filled with wonderful discount coupons ranging from buy one get one free dinners at popular restaurants to a free game at the local bowling alley, or a discount on greens fees at one of the area’s golf courses.

This year we have a NEW PLAN.  We’ve tagged Friday as Date Night and every week we pick a place in the Enjoyment Book and go there. It can be something as simple as a frozen yogurt at Tutti-Fruti or it can be as lovely as a candlelight and wine dinner at a romantic restaurant. As much as I love discount coupons (and I DO love discount coupons) the thing I love most about this plan is that it forces me to leave the computer and go out on a date with my husband. Instead of letting Friday slide by as it were nothing more than the prelude to Saturday chores, we now have a date every Friday. It’s a plan. A good plan.

We’ve been having a wonderful time doing this and it’s made me remember how much fun it is to be spontaneous; to on the spur of the moment pick a new place and give it a try.  We are being adventurous. Last Friday we went to a restaurant we hadn’t been to for years because the music was eardrum shattering…guess what, there was now only soft and lovely dinner music. Nice.

I’m sharing this tip because it’s a fun thing to do. I’m hoping you’ll give it a try…they don’t call it THE ENJOYMENT BOOK for nothing.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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