Monday, April 11, 2011

Foot Loose

I have been foot loose and fancy free the past day and a half.  My parents took Ellington with them back to Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.  It was kind of a last minute thing (which is sort of a long story that had to do with the possible government shutdown, crazy but true).  So, it wasn't anything I had been looking forward to nor was it for any particular reason (like I had something to do or was going somewhere).  And let me just tell you, I have thoroughly enjoyed myself.  Don't get me wrong, I CAN'T WAIT to see Ellington tomorrow afternoon, but it has been a nice break.  So here's a rundown, in no particular order, of what I've been up to:

Bubble bath (first since I was a kid...heavenly)
Dining uninterrupted (2 date nights!!!)
Sleeping all night (E wakes me up through the baby monitor all.night.long.)
Meal Planning 
Dining outdoors at McCalisters after work enjoying a sweet tea & cookie...blissfully alone
Driving with my handsome man
Washing and putting away all clothes and towels
Dreaming (& planning) about a home business
Sleeping a tiny bit later
Money meeting with the man of the house

I feel like for the first time while having a little break from Ellington I was really able to balance getting things done with relaxing.  It was the perfect mixture this time and just what I needed (although I didn't realize that I needed it so much).  The best part about it though is that I know Ellington is well taken care of and perfectly happy!  But tomorrow I know we'll both be glad to see each other. :)


  1. You need to plan more of this time for yourself! You'll be amazed at how much more balanced life in general will be when she's with you, if you can have this time to yourself!

  2. BTW...there's no excuse for you not to take bubble baths on a more regular basis!!!

  3. So glad you are enjoying some time to yourself and time to do some things for yourself! Moms certainly deserve times like that! Are there any pictures of Ellington, Connor and Brody together?!? I bet they had a blast playing together! We're also missing a post about you and Robert's 3rd Anniversary!