Washington has decided to legalize pot. That sealed the deal. Screw the bills. I'm going. Not for that reason particularly, but, because I decided it was an omen. And that was that. Flight booked.
I am already having a trying day. The house is a wreck. Jeff is grumpy...ahem, 'not awake yet.' The sinusitis I have been fighting for...I don't even know how long is making me feel like death! It's all good though, because I am excited! I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel that...hark...isn't a train! See how a vacation can do a girl a whole mountain of good?
If you all remember Boss Lady (who takes exception to the name and is a really dear person that I love ever so much) you will know how excited I am to be spending Friday and Saturday nights at her house watching the dogs and birds! They were so cute when I visited yesterday! I can't wait for that either!
Enjoy your day guys, I think that in spite of the odds, I am going to love mine!
Jeff's company flies all the employees out to Seattle for a week in December. Spouses can come, but, must pay their own way, Before the 'pay your own way' was noted, I was invited. After that came to light, the bills became more important than me.
I get the point. We are behind on bills and it will help us catch up. However, it would have been my first real vacation in my entire life. It would have allowed me to recharge my batteries and come home a rejuvenated person who just had a whole week with the man she barely gets to see here. It would have meant everything to me.
So...c'mon y'all, tell me that I'm not worth that $300, tell me it is all in my head. I need to hear it.
The sheer number of things that have happened in the last two months are nearly impossible to even update you all on, but, I am going to try. We moved. We moved into a lovely house on a great cul-de-sac, in the most close knit neighborhood...and then found out that our charming new rental, goes up for public sale on the 16th of this month. Can I hear a "what, WHAT?"
Jeff got a fantastic new job. The home office is in Seattle. I, you guys will be proud of me I know, have survived two of his trips out there so far, the latest for three weeks. It's hard. I have always been so independent in the way I care for myself and my children, that I realized as Jeff was leaving for this amazing new opportunity (because he is brilliant, and I am not the only one who has noticed) that I actually 'share' the parenting with him, and I was going to miss my support system. Hello!!! Isn't that insane for a 'married single mother,' of many, many years? We lived it. We did it. He is home now.
The kids had a fantastic Halloween. I had two doctors, two Dora pirates, and a sleeping Doodlebop. Jeff and I took the kids trick-or-treating! Again, JEFF and I took the kids trick-or-treating! It was so novel and amazing to have a pair of eyes to meet, and to share thoughts about how cute our kids are. This was by far, Mommy's best trick-or-treat year yet!
Yesterday, I got the one gift I have been lusting after for years, and years. I slept in...until after 11. When I got out of bed and made my way toward the coffee...there they were...kids eating and playing, Jeff smiling at me. I got to sleep in until my body told me to wake up...and nobody was even mad at me! Never has anyone done something for me that meant this much. Not ever.
So...lots of changes, lots of things staying the same too. I just keep pinching myself...and amazingly, it keeps hurting!
I am insanely missing someone who is just a few feet away. My children take up so much of me, and so much of him, that there is rarely anything leftover for each other. I hate it. If I could, I would run away to a desert island (well, a cooler island) with him...and stay shipwrecked for about three months.
I can scarcely bring myself to admit it, but, I am jealous of my own children when it comes to the snuggles and cuddles they get from him, and by the time we both hit the bed, we are lucky if our hands brush, before we give in to the sleep we spent the last three or four hours yearning for.
This is new territory for me. This is the first time in my life that I have cared enough to feel this way. Crazy, right? How do the rest of you find time for each other? How do you find the energy when you have the time? This mama needs to know.
I have the world's most wonderful man in my life! How do we keep each other afloat? Actually, screw afloat...how do we keep each other going at full throttle*, with the wind whipping through our hair?
I have seven children. The Big Boy is a teenager, Jelly Bean 12, Little Boy 10, Hercules 6, The Little Lady 4, Baby Girl 3, and Baby Z 1. I have two adopted dogs, two cats 'borrowed' from J, and a turtle. I blog because one day I want to be able to go back and appreciate the humor.