Monday, October 10, 2005

Alone with Friends

This coming weekend I am getting away. Yeah. No. I'm SERIOUS. I'm getting AWAY from home for a whole long weekend. That's right ! From Thursday to Sunday I will be in the Windy City with a group of my best girlfriends being...just a girl.

There are many things I'm looking forward to doing while I'm away. Here are some of them in no particular order.
- Carrying the smallest pocketbook I can find. Only fitting in some cash, a credit card, room key, license and lipstick. This only means anything if you have ever lugged around a diaper bag which is actually a small version of your child's changing table, toybox and snack cabinet.
- Eating a meal. By myself. This means cutting only my meat. My food. Possibly even LINGERING over the meal. ENJOYING the FLAVOR. Marveling at the sheer wonderfulness of a meal prepared by someone else. No unwanted finger in my mashed potatoes (or my chili). No toddler-food envy.
- Showering without a timeline.
- Dressing myself, without stopping in between items of clothing to remove the boy from the dog crate/underwear drawer/deodorant stick.
- Not congratulating my companions for standing up, holding their cup or being gentle with their flip up book. Unless of course we are all very, very drunk.
- Going to the bathroom with the door shut. Seeing as I am roomming with another "mommy," hopefully we'll both remember. "Hi there!"

Oh... there is more,... much more. But the idea being an individual unit for 4 straight days is enough to make me feel faint.


  • At 11:02 PM, October 10, 2005, Blogger Claire said…

    Oh my....the FREEDOM! The free time! I think I would collapse under it all. Have a blast, Mom, especially now that your role as feed-bag is no more!

  • At 6:23 AM, October 11, 2005, Blogger Susan said…

    I am green with envy. Have a wonderful time!

    And now that I think of it, my first post-baby trip was to Chicago. God I love Chicago . . .

  • At 8:41 AM, October 11, 2005, Anonymous Kelli said…

    I can't WAIT to see you Suz! We're going to have such fun being 'just girls'!!

  • At 8:50 AM, October 11, 2005, Blogger Carrie said…

    yeah... so I'm thinking about sticking my fingers in your food now..... just to mess with you.

    see you soon, LOVAH...

  • At 8:53 AM, October 11, 2005, Anonymous Kate said…

    Could not have said it better myself Suz... I can't wait!

  • At 10:13 AM, October 11, 2005, Blogger Angela said…

    We are going to have such a great time!

  • At 6:46 PM, October 11, 2005, Blogger dnyduck said…

    I'm having room envy now! No time line for the shower....what was I thinking of when I agreed to be in one of the rooms of 4?!?!?! Oh will be well worth it to be with all of ya!


    Chicago here we come!!!

  • At 10:52 PM, October 11, 2005, Anonymous Jenn said…

    Are Claire and Susan and I the only ones here who won't be meeting you in the Windy City? Man, I am so jealous of you ladies. Do you have a cool gang name? Have an AMAZING girly time.

    P.S. Claire, Susan, come over for pizza and we can paint our nails.

  • At 8:34 AM, October 12, 2005, Blogger Taylor said…

    I am J-E-A-L-O-U-S! That sounds like so much fun! It's great to hear that you will be getting a little break to do some things for yourself. Have a wonderful time and make sure to bring back some pictures for all of us to see!

  • At 12:16 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger Susie said…

    Thank you! I can't wait!

    Jenn - A group of girls I've become friends with from BabyCenter of all places. We broke off to our own private board and have been friends for almost 2 years. This will be our first get together!

    We are so excited we could explode.

  • At 9:49 PM, October 13, 2005, Blogger Claire said…

    Jenn -- nails? paint? there can be two such things coexisting at the same time??!??!?!?

    Maybe I do need a Suzie-esque vay-kay.

  • At 10:52 PM, October 13, 2005, Anonymous Jenn said…

    Oh, who am I kidding? I haven't attempted painted fingernails since 1988. I'm a lost cause.

    But pizza! Yes!

    I love that you guys met on BabyCenter. See, THIS is what the Internet should be about, instead of pervie pervs and pornpornporn. You go, mamacitas!


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