(Mandy and I last fall at the Children’s Museum in Columbia, SC…and oddly enough, no children in sight…)
My best friend, Mandy, comes to town today and I’m SO excited. We live two states apart and over the years have gone from two single girls to women with husbands, children, homes, work, etc. that all conspire to keep us from having an in-depth conversation without interruptions.
But this weekend we get to run away from it all.
Starting tomorrow, when my husband comes home from work, Mandy and I are running away to the beach. No men, no children, no work…just ocean views, room service, and frozen cocktails by the pool.
I. AM. SO. EXCITED!!!!!
Don’t get me wrong, there is this small part of me acutely aware that this is the first time I’ll be spending the night(s) away from my son since he was born (he’s now two and a half) it feels strange to be leaving him. But I know my husband is capable of handling things (even the potty training in progress) and the logical side of me knows that I’m MORE THAN entitled to take some time for me.
(Mandy and I ten years ago in front of the little pink apartment we both rented at one point.)
And so this weekend Mandy and I will dig out our younger selves and remember back to weekends of going drinking and dancing and being carefree. Until 11:00 or so, anyways, when we suddenly find ourselves tired and ready to go watch TV in the room to escape all the drunk youngsters and loud, crappy music playing in the bar…
To good friends and running away now and again,
PS- It’s probably become obvious that blog postings are WAY off schedule lately, but I seek to rectify that this weekend and come back next week recharged and ready to get back at it! Hope you all have a great weekend as well!