Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Flying Solo Tonight

I'm having a quiet, relaxing evening.......away! I'm traveling for work. It must be over a year and a half since I spent a night away from home. The last 2 times I did that Mom had a bad fall. Dear (stubborn) Auntie resists outside help. I was prepared to get up really, really early and make the long drive both ways tomorrow. I wasn't looking forward to it.
Then earlier today she suggested I should leave after work and stay overnight. So we pulled off a military style coordination of family to come to the house the evening and make sure moms transfers upstairs and to bed were safe.

I just had a long hot bubble bath, with nobody banging on the door telling me to hurry up or that they need something. I am sitting on a queen size bed, iPad on lap, surrounded by junk food. Oh yeah, I'm living it up! The hotel isn't fancy but its nice and spotless. This guy was waiting to greet me in the lobby

The photo isn't mine but from their website. His name is Cocoa, because we're on Chocolate Lake ;).

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  1. Hi Kim, Enjoy your evening, you really deserve it in all that you do with work and be the caregiver for your mom. Did everything go alright the day you were wired?? Enjoy your junk food, if you are like me, you didn't keep a lot of it in the house. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

  2. enjoy your little slice of heaven!

  3. Enjoy your quiet time.
    Safe travels, dear friend.
    Hugs :)

  4. I hope hat you have a good sleep and that you are at ease without worries. I'm sure that everything will be fine. Have a good meeting tomorrow. Chocolate lake, Halifax ... I wonder why did they named it Chocolate Lake. The lake water is blue ... Beautiful place...

  5. Well, this is a change for you tonight! How good that you were able to make appropriate arrangements for your mother.

  6. Enjoy your quiet time. You have earned it.

  7. Good for you girlfriend. I think you needed a night alone so you could relax and put your feet up.
    A Chocolate Lake. Should I google that. haha
    If Tinkerbell doesn't quit slapping me so many times during the night I may pretend I am traveling for work and leave home for a night.
    Your right in your comment about being a helpless romantic. I just forget that sometimes. lol
    I hope ole blue eyes did enjoy our visit.
    You take care and as always I love coming by here to check on you.
    Love ya

  8. Enjoy every moment, girlfriend!! Love the lobby greeter!

  9. Relax and enjoy...you can certainly use this time.

  10. That choco looks just like my Piper :)
    Have a wonderful you time trip.
    Woolie hugs

  11. I am so glad you had a nice evening.
    It sounds fantastic. I hope you have a great day!

  12. Awesome! Even a little work getaway can do a world of good!! Glad you were able to round up the troops!!

  13. Oh my gosh...so happy for you!

  14. Oh my! A bubble bath on Chocolate Lake and greeted by Cocoa? Sounds like heaven!

  15. It is nice to have an overnight getaway sometimes - even if it is for work. Glad you had a little break.

  16. Cocoa is a handsome boy. I sure you enjoyed your junk food.