My 2011 “Date Wishes” Update

Back in January, I came up with ten “date wishes” for myself and Sunshine in 2011.  I figure now is as good a time as any to see how we did over the course of the year…

  1. Go to the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market at least once every two months. Happy to say that this was easily met. One of the highlights of our weekends together is going to the market. We love strolling around, meeting new people, and enjoying life as a couple. It’s one of those “simple pleasures” that makes life worth living.
  2. Attend a local “Tweet-up” as a couple. Well…this didn’t quite work out the way we wanted it to. In fact, I’m not sure if we met anybody in “real life” through Twitter in 2011. Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing…it’s just that we didn’t get out to “meet and greet” anybody. Now that I look back, I wonder if a “Tweet-up” is as lame as it sounds?  Hmmm…
  3. Spend a weekend in Prince Edward Island. Mission TOTALLY accomplished!! While things didn’t end up quite as planned, we did spend a weekend on PEI (well…an overnight stay, anyway) as Sunshine ran a half-marathon. I was so very, very proud of her for not only beating her own expectations, but by shattering them.
  4. Walk along the waterfront in Halifax AND Saint John on sunny days. Well…we never got to get back to Saint John again during 2011, but we certainly enjoyed some amazing walks along the Halifax Waterfront on some gorgeous days. Just taking our time and strolling along hand-in-hand is one of the great joys of visiting her in Halifax during the summer. It’s the little things, I guess.
  5. Attend one night of the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival. This didn’t happen. Moving on…
  6. Attend a live play or musical. This didn’t happen, either.
  7. Attend a concert together. Okay…I’m totally going to cheat and say that of COURSE we did this. Mind you, I was actually in the concert…
  8. Fly to Toronto for an extended weekend. Nope. Missed out on this one, too.
  9. Go to at least five restaurants that neither one of us have ever been to. I think we ended up accomplishing this goal by mid-year! Very happy to have experienced new places and (in some cases) new foods with Sunshine. Definitely a fun year in terms of food.
  10. Go camping more than one night together…in the woods. It’s funny…we were camping this summer, but it was in my dad’s trailer while we were on vacation.  I had also said that I was “absolutely willing to go to Keji or some other provincial park or campground”, but while we ended up going to Keji, we ended up staying in a cabin as opposed to tenting in the woods somewhere. Does that count?

So all in all, not a horrible year in terms of accomplishing our “date wishes”. I think we’ll both have to come up with some more to see how we can accomplish them in 2012.


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