That's right, I went on vacation BY MYSELF! It was amazing, something I wondered if I would ever do again now that I'm married and have kids. I had to keep my guilt at bay and just go with my selfishness on this one, and it was worth it!
My friend lives in Colorado, and there are actually flights from Milwaukee to Denver for pretty cheap, so when Brendan was gone traveling for a whole week last month, I bought tickets for a weekend away. I flew out Friday night and came home Monday afternoon. Three days of being alone, sleeping in and seeing the mountains!
It was so fun to hang out with my dear old friend. She doesn't have kids so it was like a glimpse into my old life, where you could sleep in on a weekend if you felt like it. Where you can go out to eat at 8:30pm on a Friday like it's no big deal! Where you can go for a drive and jump out any ol' place you want without having to unbuckle and rebuckle kids in the car seats. It was...AMAZING. I love my kids, don't get me wrong, but oh how much fun life would be without them for a weekend here or there.
Now I'm begging Brendan to get a job at NREL, the renewable energy lab in Golden, so we can move out there and be by mountains all the time. Every time I'm by the mountains I think I must live in them sometime in my life. Why not now?? Make it happen, B!
|Fabric shopping, of course.|
|Poor sad Ingrid.|
|Some rich lady bought this ski resort so her kids could practice for competitions. Must be nice.|
|Driving to Boulder|
And now, I'm home. Like I said, I love my kids, but damn it was nice to get away.