As much as I love quiet nights in with just Matt & me, we try to split up at least once in a week. He needs a relaxed night at home to himself and I have no idea how to give that to him. (Seriously, what do you introverts need "alone time" for? What are you doing? Why can't I come?!) So last Saturday, a few of us ladies piled into the car and drove the beautiful 25 miles out to Santa Barbara. If you're wondering to yourself "I thought you lived two minutes from the beach? Why are you going all the way out there?" then you probably haven't been to Santa Barbara. It's the best.
So, Matt got the day to himself (a dream come true for him & my worst nightmare) and I got to laugh, play and explore with my friends. Highlight: eating a huge salad, vegetarian chili & a hearty serving of cornbread for lunch. A few things that I have to enjoy away from my meat-eating, gluten-free & vegetable-intolerant husband.
By the time I got home, I was ready for a quiet night in with my introverted husband. I don't think we'll ever fully understand each other's methods of recharging, but hopefully we'll always be really good at prioritizing them.