Friday, August 03, 2007

A Breather

So right now Tim and Gabe are in IN for Tim to go to CMC conference. I kept see-sawing back and forth about going, because I really hate to miss out on everybody having fun without me, but there is this squawking 9 month child I have that HATES traveling, and who I get to entertain as we hurtle down the road and who I have been on two LONG successive road-trips too close together in the past several weeks to allow much excitement to surface about just one more. Whew.

Gabe could hardly wait to get going. As soon as he heard that Daddy and he were going to go see Nana Ca’wol and G’ampa and Aunt Nanette and U’cle Wusty, he was ready to get in the car and was quite disgruntled about having to pack first. He sure does love his extended families!!

As the boys backed down the drive, a feeling of elation flapped happily around me – TIME BY MYSELF!!!! Ah, man, I’ve been making great use of it. I’ve watched four score and seven movies by now. :) And slept in, and cleaned up around the house without having to pry two-year-old off of 9-month-old. And often, there is just simple, peaceful silence resounding throughout the house. Wouldn’t want it all the time, but it’s just a nice change for a bit. I’ve also drank lots of McDonald’s Sweet Tea and eaten homemade freezer strawberry jam (thanks, Mom) straight out of the container. Heh heh heh. That’s a tasty combo, now, I don’t care who you are! :) It’s my vacation. I'm off to go warm myself by the TV now as the baby slumbers quietly. Ahhhh. This folks, is the life.


masts said...

Hey! Great idea- Tim taking Gabe to conference and giving you some peace. I love an empty house too (for a short amount of time). I'm sure you needed it. Oh, and that's great news on the potty front too! We are in the same boat-Eliza's just about totally trained. E. made it through the night last night in panties- a first! We had to get up twice during the night and take her to the potty, but hey, it's a start! Enjoy the rest of your peaceful weekend! Love, Candice

Anonymous said...

I get the same thing tomorrow when Jason takes Dara to meknes to make arrangements for our apartment there. I'm looking forward to the time too, especially the long afternoon nap. I hope you have a good weekend!! Love, Carmen

Anonymous said...

Hey Carrie
I actually saw Tim at conference. Didn't get to see your adorable little boy though! Hey send me your email address so I can chat with you. My email is Sounds like a wonderful weekend of relaxing! :)
Mandi Miller (Swartzentruber) from IA

Cottonista said...

Hey I hope your elation is still flapping happily. I know how the aftertrip can be. Glad you enjoyed your vacation at home! Come see me now, please ma'am.

Carrie said...

Candice - way to go! How nice that would be.

Carmen - I hope you enjoyed yourself. I sure did. :)

Mandi - HIII!!!! Hey, I have a letter sitting on my dining room table waiting to be sent to you. Thanks so much for the birth announcement. I actually would possibly have come to conference if I knew you were going to be there and that Tim was going to stay the whole time!! I would have loved to see you again.

Joyce - I would love to come see you, actually. I'm going to try to make it down here one of these times. How far away is it from here? Thanks for understanding the aftertrip. :) Flap flap.

Angela said...

Hope you enjoyed your time. How did Gabe do traveling?