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Daily Diary: An Actual Date Night? It Was Magical!

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I know people say that they are busy all the time – but for the last few weeks I REALLY REALLY WAS BUSY. I’m talking double booked schedule – saw no one from my circle. Just work. work. work.

And I guess that was ok because it had to be done. But my insides were breaking a little bit — I’m not going to lie.

My husband made plans with our friends a LONG time ago and put it on our calendar without my knowledge. I ONLY CHECK ONE DAY IN ADVANCE ON MY CALENDAR at a time as a coping mechanism to handle all that’s on my plate. So, when I found out that we were going out with friends on Friday…. I just about jumped up and down.

It was a great surprise! A date night! Without kids! Woo Hoo!

We went to Havana Central and had a GREAT meal and lots of laughs. It was a quick night out – less than 3 hours I would say. But it was enough to refuel and recharge. It was exactly what I needed to feel human again.

I don’t know why we don’t do this more often to be honest with you!! Despite me being very social, I can become a bit of a homebody when it’s cold and late. There’s nothing more perfect than me in my robe watching my favorite TV show. LOL! And right now, there are so many television shows that I am watching. It’s crazy! I actually can’t keep up!

So, sometimes Bill has to drag me out of this house. And when he does I have an amazing time – like this weekend.

Do you have set date nights? How often do you go out with friends?

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.