Monday, November 3, 2008

Holiday Romance

What holidays spring to mind when thinking of romance? Valentine's Day? Of course. New Year's Eve? Sure. Anniversaries? Absolutely.

I contend, however, that romance doesn't have to be limited to these days of the year. In the flurry of time that elapses between Halloween and taking down the Christmas tree, there are so many opportunities to take time to be romantic with your partner.

Take our next upcoming holiday, for example. Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time set for romance. How, you might ask, is that possible when the in-laws are coming for dinner and you have a pasty white 12-pound frozen bird carcass that somehow has to come out looking like a Norman Rockwell painting?

I think the trick here is just making time for each other. And yes, it can be done! Try some of these things.

1. Plan a simple breakfast in bed for Thanksgiving morning. A fruit parfait, croissants, and maybe a mimosa might make a simple breakfast for two enticing, or at least give you an excuse to stay in bed a bit longer!

2. Plan dessert for after the company leaves. Share a bit of pumpkin pie and LOTS of whipped cream (you decide where it goes!)

3. Forget all the hustle and bustle of the holiday. Go away for a long weekend. Trust will enjoy the time together more than leftover turkey sandwiches!

At the very least, light some candles and curl up on the sofa to unwind a bit. You, and your very special relationship, deserve some attention!

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