March 24, 2009

Gosh It's Quiet

So this is what it feels like to have only me to worry about!

I arrived in Seattle last night for a work event and am still getting used to flying "solo". The plane ride was so uneventful - no diaper bags to lug; no preschoolers to entertain on the plane; only one bathroom run for ME...I felt like I was on vacation. And I guess I sort of am! I slept the entire night (which I haven't done since June 22, 2008) and then woke up and went to the fitness center. I didn't have to warm anyone's milk; change the tv channel from the Today Show to Handy Manny, or get.anybody.dressed. How indulgent!

And now I'm sitting here, gazing out of my 27th floor hotel room window with a panoramic view of the city, leisurely reading blogs and contemplating where to go for a quiet and relaxing breakfast. It's all forcing me to ask myself: "Will I ever return home?"

But we all know that's a big fat joke because by approximately 3pm today, the novelty of it all will wear off and I'll be wondering how school went, what new thing the baby did today, and missing Giggles' giggles. So here's to me enjoying the next few hours of my Mommy Vacay.

I wonder if they miss me?


Elaine at Lipstickdaily said...

Dude . . . you're now in on the big secret . . . work travel for working moms is a TOTAL VACATION! That's why my boss became my new BFF when he sent me to a southern Cal spa for a conference last fall!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Oh my gosh - how fun! Enjoy your time to yourself. Those kind of days are too few and far between!

Dropping by to welcome you to SITS - glad to have you join us!

Justice Jonesie said...

Enjoy every darn second of it! Go to a nice dinner, have a glass of wine, hit the gym any time of the day, go to a movie, wander the streets aimlessly and with no purpose. The possibilities are endless. I wish I could join you.

Joy said...

Enjoy the break, it will be back to regular scheduled programing before you know it!

I also wanted to stop by and say welcome to the SITS comunity, it's great having you as a SITSta!

A Shorter Mama said...

Of COURSE they do:) I miss you! hehe enjoy your time away, I can't imagine waking up only having to think of me, I can't imagine waking up because I want to and not to the screams of "MOMMY" coming down the hall.

greedygrace said...

I'm sure they TOTALLY missed you-- and I bet you didn't make it to 3 o'clock!

I came by to welcome you to SITS!

Justice Ny said...

OMG.....I'm loving it!!! I know they miss you BUT you need to take the time. Please enjoy yourself and do not worry.

Rhea said...

Once becoming a mother, vacations are never the same. Either they're too much work because we have the kids with us or we're without them, trying to enjoy ourselves but end up missing them too much! Ah, motherhood.

I'm here as part of the SITS Welcome Wagon! I've been a member since the start and a huge fan of this awesome womens support network. I've read so many fun blogs, met so many amazing women. Welcome to the SITStahood!

Anonymous said...

I have had one work trip since my son was born.

It was totally a vacation. Meals out with no one else to feed, getting to read on the plane, etc.

Welcome to SITS!

Anonymous said...

Mommy vacay! Woooo!!
Welcome to SITS!!!

AP said...

I can so identify!!
welcome to SITS

The Chocoholic said...

I'm stopping by from SITS to say Hello!

Great Post!

blunt delivery said...

seattle. uh oh, don't find yourself in the middle of a hot and heavy affair with THE BACHELOR.

he'll probably end up leaving you for another one of the justices.

thanks for stopping by my blog, yours is super cute!

Eudae-Mamia said...

The Today Show to Handy Manny - oh, I so get you.

And I'm positive they miss you!

You're Mom.

Tara said...

Sounds like heaven. Make sure you enjoy!

JJ said...

Girl!!! enjoy it!!!!!

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