31 March 2011

Embarking

I'm sitting here in the airport, using the free wi-fi, backpack at my feet. The last whirlwind trip I took was the one with my sister, back in January. This time, I'm alone - flying out to Seattle for a Nintendo event with a mess of other bloggers. Two nights in a hotel - alone. A visit to Nintendo headquarters, with a chance to try out the new 3DS. Dinner out in Seattle And three visits with friends on Saturday before I fly home on the red-eye.

It's a chance to escape my life for a bit - no child to read to, no work to do, no laundry to sort.

I feel lucky today.

But I'll love getting off the plane on Sunday, to the big hugs from my little family.

15 comments:

FreshHell said...

Enjoy and hope jet lag doesn't bite too hard! I just came back from a couple of days alone with no one to worry about but myself. It was lovely but I did miss the kids. A lot!

Harriet said...

That does sound lovely. And I love Seattle. Have a great time! I'm looking forward to my own one-woman getaway to NYC next week!

Julia said...

I was chatting with someone yesterday about how some words take on new resonance when you become a mom, most notably the word ALONE.

Even laundry can be a pleasure, ALONE.

Have fun... ALONE! (Though I note that the lower right corner of your blog points out that no princess fights that way.)

De said...

It all sounds great except for the long flight. Some forms of travel are just time killers, and no matter how hard you try, they're not "part of the experience."

flutter said...

have a wonderful time

Colleen said...

Have fun!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Have a blast!

Rima said...

Have a great time! It is well deserved :)

mayberry said...

Love traveling alone now so much more than I did when I was childless. Have a wonderful time!

Gina said...

I used to enjoy it when I traveled for work. I loved the chance to get away by myself, and I loved coming home.

Antropóloga said...

All by yourself!

A few months ago I had a flight all by myself (Sweden to the UAE). I was so psyched! Then I got seated between TWO sets of vomity infant twins.

Kyla said...

How awesome!

heidi said...

Sounds like heaven to me.

Eric Graham said...

I'm pretty late to comment on this one. Well, for sure you have a wonderful trip "alone". Yes. Spending "me-time" is a great way to relax yourself. Of course, from getting freak of taking care of your child.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Sounded like an awesome weekend in the making. Welcome home!