Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mini Vacay!

Tomorrow is Veterans Day
and like a kid in grammar school
I have no real concept of what it means to observe this day
I only know that I get a paid holiday at work.
(You can't judge me! Even my mom admits that observing designated days where the Post Office closes meant she had one less day kid-free)
Anyhoo...
I decided a few weeks ago that this would be a great opportunity to pack up my midge and head to Napa.
While the husband would work, I'd take some vacation time for my Thursday and go visit the grandparents/great-grandparents respectively.
Their home is an oasis
(just ask Tracy)
It is our family mecca--my son's middle namesake.
It's just....special!4 days there with me and Midge?!

WHAT WAS I THINKING?!

Not going to say I have not been in debates as whether or not to go.
Wondering--four hours in the car--never done that!
four days of no help--haven't done that!
(My grandparents are children viewers, not children helpers. Bless them, they have many gifts but hands on interaction is not quite one of them...)
four days without my husband--done that and I know it's not my fave.
I'm going though.
I'm doing it.
Instead of looking at this as
"CAN I DO IT?!"
I'm deciding I will.
I have never had 4 days of just quiet with my midge.
I am going to learn what it means to be STILL
(I hope it doesn't kill me)
I am going to chase him around ponds, wrestle him in the grass, walk him through the meadows, meander through the fall struck vineyards, and throw him in big beds of down feathers.
I am going to do that--not because it will become his memory but because it will become mine!

Napa, here I come!

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22 comments:

  1. I think you can do it, and you'll enjoy it. :) Have fun!

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  2. have a wonderful time! xxoo

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  3. HAVE A BLAST!!!!! BRING TYLENOL (FOR YOU OF COURSE...NOT TO MAKE HIM NAP IN THE CAR..OF COURSE NOT)
    ALSO...I HAD TO LOOK UP LABOR DAY TO SEE IF I SHOULD BE TEACHING MY DAUGHTER SOMETHING WHEN WE HAD THE DAY OFF. HA! (PS. LABOR DAY IS JUST A DAY TO CELEBRATE PEOPLE WHO WORK. SOUNDS LAME!)

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  4. have a great time...i'm sure it will be amazing :)

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  5. Sounds amazing, I would love to take my punk alone for four days to play, heaven on earth!

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  6. Sound wonderful... good for you for giving it a go... you and your son... it's going to be sooo good!!
    xo,
    LuLu
    P.S. at night when he sleeps so peacefully have a glass of wine for me :) cheers!

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  7. We will make it there. Together. U + ME.

    If you can email or text - find some dates with you and M&B and lets put something on the calendar NOW!

    have the best time, Legs ... LOVE YOU! SO. JEALOUS. It is going to be so beautiful there!!!!!!

    xoxo

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  8. hope you have a wonderful time...
    napa?
    how divine!

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  9. It will be a great experience for you. I think we always need to attempt the things that seem daunting to us. It will make us stronger people. xoxo

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  10. Oh how I love Napa, I am so jealous you are only 4 hours away!

    Have a great time! Children views cracked me up.

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  11. Hahahahaha, "children viewers"!!! I have some of those in my family too! :) Have fun and soak up every moment with your little man. It won't be long before he isn't so little any more. :)

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  12. Have a wonderful time!

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  13. Sounds so amazing. I will be praying you have a relaxing vaca with your little one!

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  14. That sounds like a really good time! I hope it's refreshing for you.

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  15. Enjoy!!! sounds delightful!
    Many Blessings!
    Jill

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  16. Good for you. Sounds like some wonderful memories will be made in Napa. Is it wrong that I'm jealous?? I would love to go to Napa...can I tag along. I could use a mini-vaca:) Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  17. sounds fabulous my friend...
    do you think taking him with you wine tasting is out of the question?
    xo

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  18. You go girl! I am so proud of you for doing this! Have a safe trip and take tons of pictures!!!

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  19. sounds so fun...i have always wanted to go to napa. enjoy your time with your sweet little one.

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  20. Hope you're having a wonderful time. Sounds like a lot of fun. Can't wait to see pics!

    xo

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  21. Go forward my friend; SOAK up every tiny memory as you go and explore.
    God's Grace to you and your sweet little one.
    Hugs,
    Bren

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