Well, hello from sunny San Diego! Yes, I'm straight chillin' on the West Coast. You all know I'm from California right? I grew up just north of Orange County. Anyhow, my hub won a trip to San Diego through his company and it included spouses - woot!
I have to tell you I had a blog schedule for posts this week and well, it went completely out the window. Packing and preparing for this trip kind of got the best of me and my well planned plans for this little blog of mine. You see, this is an adults only trip. I had to leave my babies behind in Kentucky. They are well taken care of staying with family, but I just about had a breakdown in the airport. I don't think I've ever been so flipping nervous and anxious in my life! I almost backed out completely. SO many thoughts crossed my mind. I've never been this far away from them and it really freaked me out to leave them. I felt very out of control having to leave them and allow someone else to care for them.
I got through. I made it here. They are absolutely fine. They're better than fine. They're having the time of their life "sleeping over" on a school night! ;) They don't miss me or my hub. They barely even want to talk to us on the phone.
I prayed a little prayer before I boarded the plane. I asked Big Daddy (I'm on a nickname basis with God - we're totally tight like that) to give me peace - to help me learn I don't always have to be in control - to help me to trust that He's got my back because deep down underneath the anxiety I know He does.
And guess what? I'm actually enjoying myself! I miss my munchkins like crazy but spending time with just my hub has been really fun. We have regular date nights, but there is something totally different about spending more than a few hours alone together.
So, try not to hate me while I'm sailing on a boat today - I promise not to wear my nautical themed pashmina afghan - (name that song).
I'll be back next week with some real posts. For now, and for the next few days I'm allowing myself to live the unplanned life - and forcing myself to enjoy it!
Here's a peek at what's coming next week -
I got bored packing and decided to dress my table for fall. I'll show you the whole shabang next week!