Thursday, August 9, 2007

We Finally Took Time for Ourselves

I believe it was Kristjana at the Mommy Blog who wrote about how she and her husband took time out, just the 2 of them, and had a date night/mini vacation.

I knew the time would come that my husband and I would need to do that also. I just thought I'd give in to it.....well......maybe in the next 2-3 years because I hated the thought of leaving Joshua overnight with someone else. I could tell that my husband was tired from just "stuff," and I'm emotionally tired. Physically, I'm doing well. But so emotionally tired that it's causing nightmares.

You know how sometimes you just get stuff on your mind, you're getting hit with one thing or another and it causes stress? It's not that anyONE wants me to do anyTHING, but there are things that I want (like to be a stay-at-home mom), then there are issues with people where I work. (You know when all of a sudden you get stabbed in the back and you were not expecting it.) We're tightening up with our money a bit to make sure we keep our bills paid.

Such and such, and on and on. Blah, blah.

I gave in because I knew we need to "just hang out!" Even if it was just an overnight trip to the next state down which is only 20 minutes from our house! We needed some time to recuperate and then go back home to our son refreshed!

We asked my in-laws to keep Joshua at our house. They were tickled to be able to stay at our house because it's mostly quiet there! Yeah, we have neighbors and sometimes they are noisy......VERY! But, for the most part it's quiet. I found out when we called home the next day that for the first time my father-in-law was able to sleep soundly all night long. He never does where they live.

Ok, back to our date. Yes, I keep drifting......

We went to Books-a-Million and Steinmart. By the time I finished Steinmart, I was feeling the affects of a apple turnover from Arby's. It was delicious, but it had way too much sugar in it and the sugar floored me! Knocked me on my behind! I got too sleepy! So, we went to our hotel.

We had already booked a room online. And we didn't pay for it!! YAY! I had ChoiceHotel Priviledge Points that we'd earned for a while, so I paid with points and not money.

Now, I realize that SleepInn may not be fancy. BUT it was so nice and cozy and OH.THAT.SHOWER!!

I love their shower! It's been a long time since I've had a walk-in shower, not to mention OVERSIZED! You could fit 3 people in it. Not that I want to, mind you. I really never would want that! ugh.... Nope. BUT you could fit a few in there.

I fell asleep for just about 30 minutes to help me get back on my feet again. We got ready and went to Bonefish grill. It was the first time we'd ever been there so it took a little time to figure what we wanted to eat. And I did a triple take on the waiter and waitresses when they came out because they were in Chef's coats. Oooh. Fancy, smansy!

Now. It was VERY VERY tasty. But we'll probably only do that twice a year because they are a bit pricey.

To walk off that food, we went shopping again. And not to buy, but just walk around and see what they had.

We did the hotel's continental breakfast the next morning and then went to the mall. My husband loves to shop. :o)

I asked him what time he'd told his parents we'd be back home and he said about 4pm. We ended up back at home at 3pm. When we returned, we found his dad had left for a while.

Then in about 45 minutes, he (and my hubby who'd gone out to the car to meet him) walked in with a balloon and a birthday cake and food!! They GOT me! My birthday was the last thing on my mind. Actually it was August 8.

I thought it was so sweet!

It was good special time away. We didn't do anything fancy really, but we just spent time together. A great way to bring in #35!


Joanna said...

Happy Birthday, LeAnne!!!
Glad you guys had a great time and hopefully it refreshed ya!

kristjana said...

Your post cracked me up -it sounds like the perfect get-away, and your narrative was priceless! Good for you for getting away with your man!

LeAnne said...


Thanks! It was nice. I don't think we really even fussed any. Maybe once. :o) It was a very refreshing time!

We'll probably need to do that one more time before the end of the yr. I think I have enough "Choice" points to make it free! :o)