The getaway

stunning-sunset-7I’m less than forty-eight hours away from my 10th year Anniversary getaway.  Not that I’m counting or anything.  

It’s been an awesome and intense 10 years, amidst great joys and deep sorrows.  This will be our second non-child getaway in those 10 years, so yeah, it’s a big deal.  For some reason it’s much more difficult to ask and impose upon others to watch 3 children for days and nights on end than it is for the asking of one.  Fortunately, the grandparents have swooped in for the happy task and I didn’t have to split all the siblings up.

Most people plan these things way in advance and have some 5 day trip planned.  Not us.  John’s work schedule, our finances and leaving 3 children means our getaway is like a stay-away.  So for 2 nights and 1 day, we get to go out on the town and take a road trip a few hours away and try out some stand-up paddleboarding snagged on discount off of Groupon.  I anticipate a late night movie (at the theatre no less), perhaps a mixed drink with an umbrella in it after floating in the bay, followed by a nice dinner without chicken nuggets on the menu.

It’s going to be a brief getaway, but one that has been hard-earned and desperately needed.

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