Monday, May 28, 2012

Not too far away...

So just a quick check-in.  Does anyone read this?  If so, here's what I have been up to:

  • sick, sick, sick...so that has not made me feel like doing anything other than sleeping, resting, vegging, however, being a parent does not allow for this.  So, I have not been blogging much (something's gotta give, right?)
  • Out of town visitors.  Need I say more?  With two extra houseguests there is extra cleaning, lots of going out, not a lot of being at home getting things done kind of days, so...again, not blogging much.  Just having fun.
  • Work.  This time of year is a bit crazy at my job, so I have been working a lot, and not really having much energy for anything else.
  • Being a mommy.  The best one yet to keep me away.  Most nights are spent outside since that is where he wants to be.
  • Gardening.  I am am NOT a gardener.  I am learning.  SO with that, there is a lot of trimming, planting, weeding, etc. that needs to be done.  I know it will be worth it one day, if I ever get the hang of it.
So there you have it.  I will be blogging more very soon when my work schedule drops off a bit for the summer.  Plus, I promise to post pictures of all of our fun adventures, if I ever remember to take the camera out to capture them!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Free at last...well for one night anyway.

Oh what a night I had.  Yesterday four dear friends and myself drove to a cabin on a lake to spend a night away, all alone, no kids, no husbands, no boyfriends, no fiancĂ©'s, no pets, basically with no one to take care of except ourselves.  My son will be two this month, and I have not been away for a night since he was born.  At first, I did not know what to do, how to act, how to just be myself.  For so long the biggest part of my identity has been being a mom and a wife, so this was a welcomed break from reality.  I won't give all the dirty details, but we laughed, played cards, had cocktails, listened to music from the 90's, ate good food, visited a bar/diner that smelled bad, stayed up past 10:00 (actually later than 1:00 am) and just had a GREAT time!  I need to be sure that this happens more often than once every two years.  Oh, and the best part...I slept in until 8:30 am.  This may sound early, but for me it was heaven!  After a leisurely morning of coffee, donuts, and some leftovers from the night before we packed up and headed out.  It was a short but needed trip, and absolutely wonderful!  I love being a mom, but it was nice to have 24 hours without responsibility and without being needed by anyone but myself.  Ultimately, I learned I am still pretty fun!