This past Thursday morning my dear friend Julie picked me up at 4:30 am to take me to the airport for my 6 am flight to Milwaukee. I wasn't sure what possessed her to volunteer for such an early morning gig, but she certainly is a sweetheart and a wonderful friend.
Besides being beyond tired, I enjoyed travelling. It was nice to be so relaxed on the trip and not all freaked out about keeping the girls entertained. I slept, read a book, listened to music, looked out the window. Ahhh . . .
My weekend was full of relaxing, spending time with family and eating and drinking to excess. One of the highlights included my eight year old nephew's soccer game on Saturday morning. I swear, little kids running around a soccer field, half excited, half a little scared, they were adorable! My sister and I went out with a friend on Friday night and stayed in with some close girlfriends of hers on Saturday night. We had so much fun.
It was just so much fun to just be away from my regular responsibilities for a sort while. The easiest thing about leaving was knowing that Matt would absolutely have everything covered. I knew he would be super dad and take care of everything the girl's would need. I know how much the girls adore him and they wouldn't miss me a bit because he would be there with them.
I was glad to get back home on my birthday, though. We all missed each other and it was fun to have a little celebrating to do on Sunday.
So now I've hopped back in to the usual schedule rejuvenated. I have more energy, more patience, more excitement. All because of one little weekend away. Hmmm. Maybe I need to do this more often?