My DH is a fun guy. He's always got lots of ideas of where to go, what to do, etc. He reads the listings for films, plays, galleries, free cultural events, etc., and makes mental notes of stuff he just can't miss. He's also got lots of friends who are really into the same hobby as he is (trains and urban transportation), many of whom live in different cities when we do. As such, he sometimes makes me feel a bit overscheduled.
So last week was a Jewish holiday. I got really behind in my work and in my ironing last week, and then we ended up doing like 10 loads of laundry this weekend (we washed everything, including the comforters on the bed). So I've got a small mountain of ironing. I really wanted to stay home and work yesterday, but DH persuaded me to enjoy the nice weather and we went to a park to look at a sculpture installation.
One of DH's out of town buddies is in town with his girlfriend this week. DH asks me if we can get together tonight. I told him I'm too busy because we went out yesterday and I didn't get caught up like I wanted to, and maybe we could do it tomorrow. So he does the typical DH move of asking again, hoping the answer will change.
DH: What if we just go to [famous local pizza place near our house] tonight with friend and his girlfriend?
Me: I'm sorry. I'm just too busy. If you want to go without me and leave me at home to work, that's fine.
DH: I don't want to leave you at home by yourself with the baby.
Me: Then we'll have to make it tomorrow. I just can't tonight.
He'll grumble, but I stood my ground! Yea!