"My paycheck came in early, do you want to go grab something to eat," he asks as he finishes putting gas in the car.
"Sure. How about that new barbecue place?"
"That's just what I was thinking."
So they head off to see what the new barbecue place holds. Turns out it's closed, so they head to the next best thing.....the OLD barbecue place in the next town.
After a shower and a change of clothes, they are on the road to ease their hunger after a great time of sighting in some guns for a deer hunting trip that's coming up in a few weeks.
She's looking out of the window as she notices him passing the exit for barbecue.
"Hey. I think you needed to exit there."
A smile comes across his face and his shoulders shrug. "I just go where the truck goes."
Confused, but pleased, she adds a smile to her face as she sits back to enjoy the surprise and try to see if she can figure out where he has decided to take them.
Times had been hard lately, what with her being basically unemployed for a month, and several big annual bills having just come due. There hadn't been many fun times like this in quite a while. It felt really good just to sit back, enjoy the ride, and let him do the driving and deciding for a bit. It felt really good to be taken care of. "This is what I love about being married," she thought. "This is what I am thankful for this year." Nothing nights with my family.
Here's hoping you enjoy the little things in your life this year.