I wasn't planning on having this kind of vacation. I was planning on going on a short trip to the Sand Dunes for 4 days. But at the last minute, I approached sweet hubby with the idea that I stay at home while he and the little ones went on our planned vacation, and the big girls were away on their summer vacation. He very quickly agreed, nodding vigorously, proving to me that we ALL needed a break from each other.
Last Friday, the big girls packed their bags to go to Mexico on a 9 day trip. Sunday morning the rest of the family loaded up the van with their bags to head to southern Colorado for a 4 day trip. The pup, the kitty and the mama stayed home.
It has been a much needed few hours of quiet, solitude and peace. Hours that I didn't really know that I needed. But with a few days under my belt I realized that I indeed had short circuited my time, my energy, my focus. I needed to re-charge these batteries and that is exactly what I've done.
I've missed the kids and the hubs.
Not constantly, but it's been there. There is a noticeable difference in the noise, in the demands, in the chaos.
But for 3 1/2 days, it has been so wonderful.
June - the springboard to so many wonderful events and memories and moments.
And here is the plan for the summer for this mama.