when a man loves a woman: he sends her away

06 October 2016

I feel silly typing about this as much of Florida and the east coast is preparing for the worst via Hurricane Matthew and and I don't have a good, "but .... " for that. I just wanted to type a little post about my little momcation (gracation?) Simon surprised me with on Sunday night.

So that's what I'm doing!


... complete with quality photo collage - my speciality.

I'm sure you were jonesing to see a bathroom selfie complete with toilet AND toilet paper and I always aim to please. I need to get over my phobia of taking photos of food in restaurants because I do feel like you would've enjoyed a peek at my breakfast. Minimal sarcasm - believe it or not.

Anyway, back up back up back up.

As blogged previously - Simon was out of town for a work conference last week. And when he got back he shipped me off to a night at a resort across the bay a-lone. He knew I would protest (which I did) but he had it all set up and said if I didn't go - we'd still have to pay so -- I went.

And um, it was awesome. If you had told me pre-kids or maybe even shortly after Julia was born that I would enjoy a solo night away as much as I did - I might've believed you, I guess. But I don't think I would've fully grasped what a rare luxury it was. I sat in the blistering sun (my very favorite) and read my book and walked on the beach and even got to pay a little visit to the spa (who do I THINK I AM?), hit up the empty gym, ate meals, and watched trash tv and got 8+ hours of uninterrupted sleep. I'll stop. I don't want to rub it in but it was amazing. And it all felt completely undeserved but (of course) I was so happy to see Simon and the kids the next day (Phoebe happily told me she cried a lot while I was gone - ever the honest little sweetheart). I even came home to a super deep cleaned house (how Simon did that without caging the kids for hours on end - I'll never know) which was just the cherry on top of it all.

Maybe next time I'll even bring him along :)

23 comments:

  1. Simon - what a man! You - what a woman! Love this!!

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  2. Wow. When I saw this on Instagram I thought Simon went with you--he set up a vacation for you solo? After coming home for a work conference? AND cleaned the house? That's AMAZING.

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  3. Awesome! I wonder if he hired to clean the house - that's the stage I'm at right now with our disaster of a place.
    How amazing to get away like that; so good to hear you're being taken care of and allowing some self-care :)

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    1. haha no - I don't think anyone would've touched and organized the kids' closets like he did. I've been wanting to do that though! Thanks Jane!!!

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  4. I think you mean next time you'll bring ME ALONG. SUCK IT, SIMON. (Just kidding.)

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  5. Oh my gosh - the greatest!! Sooo glad you got to go and soak up some alone time with all the luxuries alone time are equal to!

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  6. You deserved it! I'm going to show my husband this post.

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  7. Can I give you Chris's email to pass along to Simon? Especially about the deep cleaning part? LOL ;) But I am so so happy for you, it all sounds amazing, and you 100% deserved it!

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  8. I'm not saying I'm jealous, but what color corrector does one use to cover up green with envy? What a lucky mom/wife you are!

    My DH just got back from a 3 week work trip out of the country while I stayed home minding the minions and starting the school/catechism year on my own and all I got was some lousy Polish Vodka that I can't drink (because I'm allergic to alcohol, which he knows) and 30+ hours of the most hellish re-entry to our little world from him that I've ever experienced in all his years of this kind of travel. How many times do I have to tell myself that "it's just the jet-lag talking" until I believe it? It doesn't matter, because at the moment I was about to send him to the grocery store for a something we didn't really need so I could change the locks while he was gone, he suddenly came to his senses and remembered that he likes us & missed us.

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    1. 3 weeks?!?!? I would've gladly sent you in my place - I'm so sorry!

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  9. What a guy! So glad you got to relax!

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  10. That sounds so amazing! And keep us posted on the book! You totally got me hooked into the Secret Life of Violet Grant and I am loving it!

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  11. That's awesome! Sounds like a greeeeat time! Now - where's that sweater from? LOL

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  12. How fun!! I'm so glad he did that for you, Grace. You deserve it and that kind of thing doesn't usually happen often in a busy mom's life so I'm glad you took advantage. :)

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  13. I had to look at my calendar to make sure it wasn't Mother's Day this past wknd, & I missed it. Wow, Simon ROCKS! He's totally screwing things up for all the other husbands out there. ;)

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  14. He's such a nice boy! You should definitely keep him.

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  15. Aww Sweet Simon!! I'm hoping my hubby will do this from me every once in a while once our baby is born although I won't need it just as bad since you have me beat by 4 kids lol

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