Thursday, July 20, 2006

Going out Tonight

I'm waiting for the wife to get back from the kids' dance class. At about the same time, my dad and stepmom will come to pick up the kids for a two-day getaway.

This will be the first time in over a year that we will see a movie in the theater together. Usually she goes out with one of her friends, and I stay home with the kids.

We haven't decided on a movie. I suggested The Lake House since it is still playing in our area. Tonight, she said her shortlist consists of that, The Devil Wears Prada, and The Break-up.

I loathe the fashion publication biz, so Prada would be my least favorite. Breakup didn't get that great reviews, but it might be good for post film discussion, given the state of our marriage. Lake House appeals to my sentimental side, but its premise is probably too dark for my wife's tastes.

I'm hoping this time alone will give me a better read on where she wants to go with this. The signs from yesterday weren't too encouraging.

I tried to start things off well tonight by helping her finish straightening and cleaning after she left for her physical therapy.

Sometimes I get discouraged, feeling like I'm forcing myself to "act as if", but I believe that my life would be much more satisfying to reclaim her love rather than throw it all away.
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