For some reason, it has worked out over the past three years that Jeremy and I get away for a long weekend in early November. I think it always worked out to be me tagging along with Jeremy for a work trip, which is nice, but not a full “getaway” since Jeremy would still need to be concerned about work.
This November, it is a bit different. Jeremy does not have a work thing. In fact, he is taking a week long vacation with our getaway right in the middle. That means he has a day to relax before we start our vacation, and 2 days to relax after our vacation. He will not be stressed having just worked a long night before we hit the road, and he will not be stressed about having to go right back to work when we get home. (That will be up to me!)
To say I am excited about this getaway is an understatement. It’s been a rough few weeks in our house due to illnesses, long nights at work, kids not wanting to listen, etc. I desperately need to get away. But besides just wanting to abandon all my daily responsibilities for a few days, I also look forward to spending uninterrupted time with my hubby. It is so important to have these moments with each other, especially having kids. And none of it would be possible if we didn’t have such great parents. The fact that both Jeremy’s parents and my mom are splitting up the weekend taking care of the kids is awesome. I am so grateful to have them close by to be able to do this. Yes, they do one-night sleepovers sometimes too, but the long weekend away, which involves weekdays, is tougher to manage, so we’re very lucky to get it to work out.
This weekend, we’re heading up north to New England. We’re doing a driving tour of Rhode Island, visiting a few small towns that look enticing. Then we’re heading towards Massachusetts where we’ll visit some family friends that I miss dearly. And then into Boston on Saturday, hoping to get a tour of the Samuel Adams brewery, visiting a college friend of Jeremy’s (and hopefully his brand spankin’ new baby), and then a comedy show with Jim Gaffigan. Sunday, we’ll wake up in the city, walk around a bit before getting back in the car to drive straight home to get all the missed hugs from our kids. Busy weekend, but we’re playing it by ear, and that is the relaxing part. We’ll just take it as it comes and have lots of fun doing it.
So beware of a post next week with lots of self-portraits. We’re getting quite good at them, I think.