Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just what I needed


First of all, many, MANY thanks for the generous and thoughtful comments. It's so nice to know that people have "been there" and understand. And they don't think you're a total flake. And more importantly, many thanks for your prayers for Sarah. They are much appreciated.

Second: I made it out of town this past weekend. My husband had a conference in San Diego and the plan has been for me to go with him for a couple of days, but things were touch and go because of sick kids. My children have a gift for only getting ear infections right before my husband and I have a trip planned - which is really rare. But at the last minute (almost literally) the boy perked up and my brave parents were willing to take over.

I didn't realize how desperate things were until I slept 10 hours straight the first night. lol. A trip to the beach with a book (my high school copy of P&P), a lot of fish tacos, and some time with my husband were just what we needed.

24 comments:

  1. glad you were able to get away - I had to giggle because I have that same copy of P&P and recognized it right away!

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  2. Looks delightful! Jane is always a good indulgence. :)

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  3. Thank God for grandparents!! Anne:-)

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  4. Glad you were able to get away. It is amazing how much some solitude or time with your spouse can rejuvinate you.

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  5. it seems a break was just what the Doctor ordered. It looks wonderful.

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  6. Beautiful Bliss! So happy you had some fun and were able to get away for some R&R. Love the picture collage, so beachy and dreamy. Sigh...

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  7. The get away is just what you needed. I'm so glad you had the opportunity and took advantage of the chance. The R&R will help you be a better mother, wife, sister, and friend.

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  8. Yay you!

    Is it wrong to be jealous...?

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  9. Ohhhh, it looks perfect! I just love reading P&P!

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  10. Wonderful!!! It's been too long since I've been on a trip like that. I'm happy you were able to make it.

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  11. Showoff!;)

    I'm jealous. That is what my husband and I want to do for our next big trip (which seems to only happens every 10 years or so)is to drive the whole left coast!:)

    Your pictures are great. Glad you had good weather and 10 hours of sleep!!

    Yeah for brave grandparents!

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  12. What a great weekend!! Sometimes it is just what a body calls for. Is that the hotel del in the picture? What a beauty that is.

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  13. Oh I am SOOO jealous. I LOVE San Diego, we spent 3 weeks on Coronado and I never wanted to leave.Your Pictures are fabulous, and you look happy and well rested. Glad you got much needed R&R. Us moms tend to forget about ourselves.

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  14. Lovely pics, sounds like a lot of rest & a relaxing getaway.

    DId you stay @ Hotel del (the pic makes me think, yes!). Love Coronado, esp the way the bridge over takes my breath away. Every time. (We lived in San Diego for 4 yrs & we miss it like CrAzY!)

    PS: I know a great cookie place in Hillcrest (not far from SD Zoo) if you're interested. We stop by there every time we're in SD and stock up!

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  15. Oh that looks like heaven! I'm so happy for you. :)

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  16. So glad you got away with your love and had a breather, Is it wrong to be jealous? :) xx

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  17. San D is my favorite place in the world!....and fish tacos are so addictive!


    if you get a chance you must go to these quilt stores.....Country Loft and Rosie's Calico Cupboard. They are about a mile away from each other and it is worth the trip! Country loft has a website and you will just fall in LOVE!

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  18. next time you go to san diego...lets make it you and me!!! we can stay at my mom's and we can sew ourselves silly. doesn't that sound like fun? ;)

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  19. How fun for you! I am happy that you were able to get some time away, and some alone time with your hubby. Every woman needs this now and again!

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  20. Love the Hotel del Coronado. Did you get any spa time while you were there? My husband and I spent a week there last fall, and it was fantastic. Or did you do their Sunday brunch? Decadent and fantastic.

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  21. I just read the previous post as well as this one. I'm glad you had some alone time, to sleep too! (I did the same thing when my husband and I took an overnighter - 12 hours!!!)

    I hope your friend is doing better. I know how challenging this can be (from personal experience). But the body is amazing and I believe if she is young and healthy she will get better. Prayers def. help too.

    hugs.

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  22. It is the Hotel del Coronado. Such a beauty! We didn't stay there - just went for a visit on Saturday afternoon. I did stay there once when I was a little girl and I thought I was staying in a castle. I love that place. Thanks for all the great SD suggestions! This trip was so quick that all I did was veg - but next time I'm hitting quilt shops and cookie places too!

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  23. i'm glad you got the R&R you needed... 10 hours sleep.. one day i'll get that!

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