Forgive me as I sweep the cobwebs out of this blog. I have been MIA for a minute but am back, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
This past weekend, we packed the Tali boys up and sent them off to their Aunt’s house so we could celebrate our anniversary. They had a great weekend and went to Hershey Park (after we had already taken them to Dorney in the same week!). They spent time with their family and we were determined to relax.
Mr. 1969 and I checked in to a hotel and enjoyed time to ourselves. We woke up when we wanted, we ate whatever and whenever we felt like it, we walked around and window shopped, took in some sights, went out for cocktails and dinner….yup, it was great. The best part was being able to do whatever we wanted with no worries about the boys. No deadlines. No rushing home to cook dinner. No, this is fun, but we need to go pick up the boys. Of course, Sunday evening, we couldn’t wait to pick up our little men but it truly was nice to have a break from our everyday routine.
As I reflect on the weekend, I realized that it was good for the boys to have a break from us too. They had a ball and when we came to get them, they asked if they could stay longer. They enjoyed being with all of their cousins and they probably really enjoyed the break from us. It reminded me of being a kid and the summers we spent (me and all of my cousins) at my Grandparents’ house. I loved those lazy summer days spent playing outside, building forts, eating barbeque and watermelon and camping out under the stars in their backyard. While I missed my mom and dad, it was nice to not be around them for a few weeks.
So many of us are tied to our daily roles. We wake up, go to work and come home. We check our Twit.ter, our Face.book, our blogs and stay in our routines. Sometimes, it’s nice to unplug, shake things up, turn things OFF and step outside. You really do need a break here and there from your roles and responsibilities. As I get older, I am tied to more and more gadgets. A Black.berry that enables me to be found 24 hours a day. A laptop that I carry around with me so I can check in and respond to demands. Technology is great but sometimes, I need to unplug. I need to go missing. I need to breathe.
After this weekend, I am feeling focused and alive. I loved reuniting with my boys. I loved having a date with the man I married. I loved dressing up. I enjoyed going out with absolutely no agenda. I enjoyed living my life.
I stepped out for a minute. Now I’m back.