I know, I know.  I haven’t been in here much lately.  Not nearly as much as I’d like.  I’ve had a lot going on.  Both externally and internally.  My mom was in town last week while my husband was away on business, and while that sounds like “help”, it didn’t feel like it.  I spent the majority of the week feeling pissed off that I wasn’t getting much help beyond a comment here or a picked up toy there.  And then there was another person to clean up after and schedule showers around.  My mother means well, but as like many grandparents, it’s been a long time since she’s been around small kids, and has no memory of what is needed.  And she’s in a self-absorbed place in her life, trying to take care of her needs, which I’m trying to respect. 

And last week was just too down of a week for me to write.   I felt like I was riding first class on the slow train to Crazytown half of the time.  I just want these drugs out of my system so I can feel even again.  But who knows, maybe I’ll never feel entirely even again. 

We’re headed on vacation soon, the first little official vacation that our family of four is taking.  It’s beachy, has a kids club, and offers the promise of relaxation and reconnection.  While I feel a good 5-6 pounds chunkier than I’d like to for parading around in a bathing suit, I’m also super excited to fall asleep while reading a book poolside, indulge in a fruity Adult Cocktail throughout the day, see my daughter play in the ocean for the first time, bury my kids in sand, and spend some kid-free time with my favorite guy in the world.  I just can’t wait…

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  1. Wow! Have a great trip! It sounds like you’ll have an amazing time.

  2. Thanks, we’re looking forward to it!

  3. So…we’ve been friends on voiceboks for SO long – I can’t believe I’ve missed your site.
    I swore I had visited before – I.suck.

  4. I really hope you enjoy your vacation. Sounds like you could use it! Come to think of it, I could use one too. (hmmmmmmm):)

    Best wishes from VB,


  5. Gina, try to get some of your own time in there. You really need to enjoy your vacation Missy! Sit on the beach and take it all in! You’ll get through this slump!

  6. Just remember to enjoy your mother while you can!

    And congratulations on going on a vacation. Finances & a car that stayed in the shop is keeping us from going on a vacation this year. But I’ll be ready next year!

    Stopping by from VoiceBoks!

  7. I’m so glad you are getting a chance for a little R&R!! Sounds great!! I look foward to reading about it when you are back!!! Happily visiting from VoiceBoks!!

  8. I hope you enjoy your holiday – I’ve had some great moments playing with my kids on the beach! Hope you return home feeling rested and renewed:)
    Visiting from vB,

  9. After spending the week with your mom over, I’m sure you deserve the vacation!! Yes they mean well, but it can be super difficult!!
    Congrats on being featured in the Members to Remember on VB!
    Ro :)
    Pop in for a Mom-ME Moment:
    Looking for a blog re-design?

  10. G – That is EXACTLY how my mom is acting, too!!! It’s KILLING me! She says things like ‘I can’t wait until LR is old enough to spend the night,’ then she’s always ‘busy’ when I ask! Oi. Oh, and the passive-aggressive shit is on my last nerve. Sorry that you’re dealing with it, but soooo glad to know that I’m not alone :-P

  11. Sounds like you had a tough week.

    Well, a vacation is a good thing to look forward to.

    Hope this week will be a good one for you

    This is kathy coming from Voiceboks.

  12. falling asleep with a book…sounds heavenly. Hope you enjoy!

  13. babymama – I know! Thanks for coming in, and no, you don’t suck!

    Clayton – take one! take one! LOL. I’ll let you know how it goes, but I’m sure it will be worth it.

    NYOA – Yes Ma’am! LOL. I’m hoping Miss P takes to the kids club and we can take advantage of it. Sunset on the beach, anyone? Thanks.

    Laura – so true, and I do need to take that point of view more often about my mom. Sorry you can’t do a big vacay, but can you squeeze in a staycay? Hey, at least you have a year to dream and plan, right?

    Kathy – thanks! I’ll be sure to take LOTS of photos. Prepare to be inundated…

    Kristina – thanks for the wishes! We took a similar trip when my son was my daughter’s age, and it was the best vacation ever. I’m hoping this one takes its place.

    Ro – I didn’t even realize I was featured, if that shows you where my mind is. Yes, glad my mom was here, glad to have our home back.

    R – I’m thinking that it must be payback for those teen years, no? You are NOT alone. And let us remember this when our daughters have babies!

    Small Kucing Kathy- I am trying to look on the bright side in that my tough week will only make the vacation sweeter. Thanks for stopping by!

    Sonja – doesn’t it? In the warm sun after a fruity drink? I have no plans on bringing ANY parenting or self-improvement books, just fiction and smut.

  14. Hope you have an awesome time at the beach and remember to take lots of pictures!!!

  15. True Identity – Thanks, I will!

  16. It sounds like your mom is more like Debra’s mom than Ray’s mom (Marie) on Everybody Loves Raymond. Some people would think that’s a good thing, but I see where you’re coming from. Yes I think that vacation will do you some good….hope you get to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy this time with your family!

  17. Have a great time! The first trip to the beach is so memorable.

  18. Rachel – TOTALLY! I will certainly try…

    Suzan – Thanks, I’m really looking forward to it!

  19. I can relate. I was just in a similar circumstance for 3 weeks! The inlaws came to visit and it was just chaos. I ended up doing more than my usual share of “work.”
    It’s great that you have a vacation to look forward to! You totally deserve it.

  20. Yikes, Janie, 3 WEEKS! Hopefully you’ve recovered now?


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