It's 6 am, and I am all packed to head out for three days away from my guys.
Exhileration abounds! My bag holds books, and comfy clothes, and a whole stash of beading supplies. Oh, and of course, some fine cheeses and quality snacks, maybe even a bottle of wine or two!
Meeting my dear sis and mum up north, we are spending the weekend at Grandview Lodge. Today we are going to really treat ourselves and spend the afternoon at the spa (it will be my mom's first time doing something like this, I can't wait to see her reaction!) The Glacial Waters spa is simply gorgeous, and is one of the best I have been to. Go to www.grandviewlodge.com to check it out in case you want to schedule some time away!
I have been lucky enough to sneak away for some me time every now and then-the first time I left Charlie I went away to Cannon Falls and stayed at a bed and breakfast, all by myself. Mike's parents came to help out, Charlie was at least 2 or 3, so it wasn't like Mike couldn't handle it. People have strange reactions when they hear you are going away, alone. "Is everything okay? Are you and Mike having problems?" NO! Just need to get away from it all.
Mostly I go with my girl friends. There is something about hanging out with someone who shares similar interests and female DNA. I used to plan meals, clean the whole house, and wash all of the laundry before I left town. I got over that.
Mike and Charlie are planning to get out their dirt bikes and get them ready for the season, then spend the weekend riding them. They will have a great time! And I won't have to see all of their dirty gear come through the house.
The best part about going away, is coming back. I will be refreshed, and renewed, and ready to be a mom/wife/housekeeper/business owner again. And my guys will be so glad to see me (I hope!) And not just for a good hot meal.