Have you ever noticed how after a big event or high point in life it is usually followed by a let down? Trying to adjust to normal life can make one feel downright blue. Why? Most likely it is because our adrenaline levels were working at top speed until the first day after the event and then the adrenaline levels off. It feels like a big hole, when in reality it is part of the normal ebb and flow of life.
I feel this way tonight.
It is largely because of the huge week we’ve had leading up to our 3rd anniversary on The Romantic Vineyard. The release of our app on iTunes has been a dream of ours for a couple of years. Seeing it finally come to fruition was pure joy. (See top of right sidebar to download this FREE app. for iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.)
In addition, we invited three couples over for a dinner party on Saturday night to celebrate what God has done. We picked three couples for our three years. We’ll post about this on another day, but suffice it to say we had an amazing time with some incredible food. Yet I am feeling blue, and for no reason other than the fact that I’m tired.
When I told Tom how I was feeling tonight you know what he did? He held me and let me cry. 33 years has taught us not to make too much of the “let down experience”. There were times when we would have had a long conversation over what it could be, etc. But now he knows all I really need is a hug.
Why am I sharing this?
I guess because we want to be real to you, our readers. We are human. We are sinners in need of a Savior. And we too, get tired. Thank you for the well wishes so many of you gave us. Wow. We have no reason to feel down. Look what God has done, and look what He will do for those whose trust is in Him.
Now let’s think about the week ahead and make plans to romance the love of our life!
♥ Fun Dates To Celebrate ♥
- Operating Room Nurse Day – Hm, this one could be…interesting. How about a friendly game of “Operation.”
- Clean Your Refrigerator Day – Ok. How in the world can we make this day romantic? Maybe if this is one of your spouse’s pet peeves. Doing it might make them feel a bit romantic.
- Button Day – Celebrate by playing your own version of “Button, Button Whose Got The Button.” Hide it on your person and see if your spouse can find it. You may be unbuttoning those pants before the game is over. 🙂
- Electronic Greeting Card Day – Send your spouse an e-card and be surprising. In other words let this card say something that totally distracts them for what they’re doing.
- Homemade Bread Day – there is nothing that smells quite so good as homemade bread baking in the oven.
- Take A Hike Day – If you can’t make it to a local park, try going for a long walk after dinner.
- Beautiful Day – do something together to celebrate your beautiful life or the beautiful world which God created.
- Orlando Museum of Art – Festival of Trees, now through the 20th of November. See site for hours and prices.
- Altamonte – Crane’s Roost Park presents the Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival on Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th. Tickets can be purchased for wine tastings – $30 per person. See site for hours. Festival is FREE.
- Winter Park – Music at the Casa Open House on Sunday, November 20th from 12p – 3p. FREE. This week’s music provided by Troy Gifford Classical Guitar.
- Ivanhoe Village – Come enjoy Jingle Eve on Friday, November 18th from 6p – 10p. There will be live music, great food to purchase and a boat parade on beautiful Lake Ivanhoe. FREE.
- Mt. Dora – Renninger’s Antiques Extravaganza – November 18 – 20. See site for times and location. FREE.
- Oviedo – St. Luke’s presents the UCF Orchestra in concert on Saturday, November 19th. The concert is FREE and begins at 7p.
- Deland – Fall Festival of the Arts on Saturday and Sunday, November 19th and 20th. FREE.
Thanks for being so ‘real’; I love it how Tom just held you and let you cry when you were feeling blue…that is so nice. Might have to share this one with my husband…I feel like sometimes that is all us gals need.
I didn’t know you guys lived in Orlando! I wish I would have known that three years ago when we lived up there and were looking for a church (and things to do in Orlando :). We are now in South Florida and love it down here, though.
We wish we would have known you lived here when you did too. Have you found a good church where you are? We know of a great one in Miami Lakes. We appreciate you taking the time to comment!
Yes, about two years ago we found a great church Fort Lauderdale and really enjoy it.
Thanks for all the time and effort you guys put into this blog, I think it’s awesome 🙂
You’re welcome, Danielle. So glad you’re a part of our Vineyard.
Blessings to you,
I thought about you on Sunday and thought you might be feeling a little let down. It’s so normal. Aren’t you thankful we don’t live at the level you were at last week every week? We do need rest and you have earned it. Now more fun anticipating what is next!
Bonnie – what’s next? Thanksgiving then Christmas, oh my! 🙂