Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Back in the Groove

My time in Georgia with my family was amazing.

It was a much needed reprieve from the day in, day out that was running me into the ground.

I felt like I was missing part of me as I drove the the airport, went through security (who knew it was that easy and fast when you don't have a stroller and diaper bag and D-supplies!), and got settled into my seat.  It was the first time in seven years and at least that many trips that I had been without kids on a was weird, in the best sort of way!

My mother and her house provided what I needed.  I went to bed when I wanted, got up when I wanted (and when I woke up in the middle of the night I didn't have to get up to check a BG or a sleep shouter (Bug doesn't talk in her sleep, she shouts!)...only to pee if I needed to or I could just roll over!), and although there were some schedules to be kept, there wasn't ever a rush to do anything.  I ate without interruption...way too quickly because of it, so I need to work on that!  I got ready without interruption....and was able to take my time, which was nice!  I read a book, like a whole book, between the long flights and a quiet afternoon with no other plans.  (How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal ~ fun read; great story; so need to try to bake bread from scratch!! no, I wasn't asked to say anything about it)

To be totally disconnected from what I have to do on a daily basis was a breath of fresh air.  When I would call and talk to Ubergeek and the girls, I was never given any BG numbers (with one exception when Bean told me about a 57 earlier that day and Ubergeek yelled from across the room that she wasn't supposed tell me that!) or asked about carb counts.  He wanted me to not have to even think about D stuff....yeah, he's awesome like that!  And not just the disconnect from the D stuff, just disconnecting from all the mommy stuff was relaxing in a way that I don't honestly know how to put into words.

I've been home for three days and I am back in the groove of that day in, day out again.  It was quite the shock to my system, honestly, to jump back into things.  Thankfully Ubergeek had taken more days off than I was away so he's been around to help.  It's amazing to me that whenever we are both home the girls still need me to do everything...even when Ubergeek is the most obvious choice!  They have learned in the last few days that Daddy can do things when Mommy is home just like he did when she was gone!  Good lesson!!

I'm hoping to be able to fit in more get aways...not necessarily ones that require a plane ride since that can get really spendy really quickly!  But at least ones where I can disconnect from things that drain the life out of me and reconnect with things that fill me up.  I don't think it would be a hard sell for the girls...from the little bits and pieces I've heard, they had a great time while I was gone! (Yes, I have asked Ubergeek to do a guest post about his experience!)

Yes, all the mommy stuff was here waiting for me when I got back.
Yes, all the D stuff hasn't gone anywhere.
No, I'm not all 'zen' about it now that I'm back because I was gone for six days!  And honestly, I didn't expect that I would be!
BUT, just being away from it for a time was much needed and much appreciated and that's enough.


  1. It sounds like such a nice time Denise. I am so glad that you were able to get away for a little "me time". I think we all need that in order to "COPE" and be happier spouses, mommies, and people.


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  3. I am really happy that you got some 'relaxation' time.. :) Great idea to ask your husband to be a guest blogger about his experience! Thanks for blogging..

  4. Your husband sounds like such a great guy -- so nice to actually think about your own need for a d-break. Roselady

  5. So if we ever get a Bloggin' Dmama meet up planned, we can count on you to join us :-)
    Wouldn't that be great!!!

    (congrats to Ubergeek for rocking the D stuff and not letting you worry about it...take that anon commenter from past post!!!)

  6. I am SO JEALOUS that Ubergeek took care of everything for a week for you!! My husband loses it after 2 days...a week away would be a dream come true for me. :) Glad you had that time away!

  7. This sounds like something that you needed! I am glad you got some sleep and easy travel!!

  8. How amazingly AWESOME! Your husband rocks. So glad you were able to have some "you" time!

  9. Congrats on a little time away...and congrats to Ubergeek for holding down the fort.

    What an awesome hubs :)

    Happy you're home safe, and getting back into the groove!

  10. So glad you had a nice relaxing time away from it all! It definitely must have felt weird to get through the whole airport experience without all the extra kiddo and D supplies! :o) I always feel like a pack mule when Emma and I travel back to the states to visit family! Three cheers for Ubergeek too!! What a fantastic hubby and Dad! Happy you are home safe and sound too!

  11. Yes I might be amazing and I might be awesome and I might have Rocked the D Stuff. However, I am just glad that I was able to give my amazing, awesome and D-Rocker Wife the much needed break and time to enjoy relaxing for the week.

    She DESERVED it.

    Just like all of you do as well. Thanks all of you for writing your blogs because I knew if I needed support for the SAME I could read your blogs. I did and do often. ;)

  12. so glad you are back safe and well, and that you got a great rest. funny how you get back and into teh swing of things liek you never left! applause for your husband!

  13. Yay for you! Happy to know what a great trip you had! :)

    Looking forward to reading Ubergeek's post!


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