Sunday, April 29, 2007

Back From Boston

So Hubby and I ventured into Boston for an overnight to celebrate our anniversary. The boyz had a sleepover at Grandma's and barely said goodbye when we dropped them off. They were too excited at the prospect of maximum spoilage to acknowledge our departure, apparently.

Our first stop: Verizon. To replace my cell phone which I inadvertently threw in the garbage lost. And somehow Hubby wrangled it so that he got a new phone as well (a Razr, nonetheless).

Our second stop: Sears. To replace the stove that the installers broke. We were reimbursed (OF COURSE THEY HAD TO PAY FOR IT!) for the amount that it would cost to replace the glass, but we instead chose to buy a new oven. Yay! Delivery is on Monday, with specific instructions for the deliverymen to proceed with caution on the new floor. Just my luck they'll scratch the shit out of our new floor.

Our third stop: Boston! Proceeded to belly-up at a bar in Faneuil Hall to watch the Sox/Yankees game and much to my chagrin, the NFL draft. EVERY SINGLE anniversary weekend we've celebrated over the past 8 years has involved watching at least some part of the frickin' NFL bullcrap. You'd think I'd be smart enough by now to schedule our anniversary getaway on a weekend when it's NOT draft day. Next year, I swear. So after much (drinking and) conversation, we headed back to the hotel to change for dinner. We could only get reservations at our favorite restaurant in the north end for 9:15. Which is a BIG night out for us, because let's face it, usually I'm in my jammies at 9:15 at night.

Feeling pretty drunk giddy with joy at being able to spend quality alone-time with his wife, Hubby got the bright idea that he HAD TO HAVE an espresso martini before dinner. So we trekked down to the hotel bar to have a before-dinner drink. Needless to say, Hubby GULPED his martini and had another, before I had even finished my one beer. I kindly advised him to NOT have a third, as we needed to head to the restaurant.

Our meal was fabulous, our conversation was slurred swell. After dinner, Hubby was ready to be done with his day, to put it kindly, so we headed back to the hotel.

This morning, he was up at the ass-crack of dawn, while I luxuriated in the king-size bed alone, and SLEPT for an additional 2 more hours. Ahhh, heaven.
And now we're back in the Trenches. But, this is the best part, I'm ALL ALONE. Hubby went to pick up the boyz, but Middle and Baby were napping. So he's still there visiting with his parents. What a great weekend.

What? You're wondering if I missed my 3 little boyz while I was away? Ummm...nope. When I know they're being spoiled well taken care of, it makes my heart happy and I'm so thankful and grateful that we have family to count on to do things like this for us. Mommy and Daddy get to come back to their boyz more refreshed, energized (once the booze leaves our systems, that is) and ready to conquer more days and weeks and months in the Trenches.


Cherann said...

Lucky. At least you get a weekend away from the kids.

and um, I have no pity for you regarding the draft...because I actually love NFL football. I know...what kind of woman am I? I don't like chocolate but I love football...

Blame it on my hubby.

Welcome back to the trenches!!

Heather said...

Sounds like a ton of fun!

Special K ~Toni said...

Ha! I was thinking the same thing...9:15?? That's late! Sounds like you had a wonderful 'grown up' time! Happy Anniversary!

Annie said...


Don't worry about the stove - we've used Sears for a new stove and two burly guys will carry it into your house on 'straps' that are slung under the stove, and across their shoulders. I would have bought a new stove too. That glass shattering thing happened to the one we removed when DH parked the car too close in the garage! Bang went our chance of selling it lol!

Sisters with Style said...

It sounds like you guys had a great anniversary. I think it is good for us to get away sometimes. It makes us better mommies.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an awesome time! Beantown rocks. We live just an hour away, but we don't get up there nearly as much as we'd like.

Glad you had fun!!

- Jane, The Pinks & Blues Girls

A said...

Glad you had a great weekend. Flush thy system with coffee and water!

Amanda said...

So wonderful! You make my heart take flight as we consider a third. My knee shake at the thought of even less time for...whatever. Yet I don't think we have finished. Hearing this tale and your confidence that time away is good for all involved - pure gold.

Good job you two!

And how 'bout them Sox yesterday?!

Blog Antagonist said...

Good for you!! I don't feel guilty or miss my boys when I'm away either.

That's my kind of weekend alright. Glad you enjoyed it so much.

Lorilu said...

Good for you! Sounds like a nice evening. Our Anniversary is the 3rd...we will be in the car on a 7 hour drive to see my in-laws! How's THAT for romantic?;) It's ok though my husband knows how to make up for it! (There's a Tiffany
store there) WOO HOO! We have to make a stop!

Lorilu said...

By the way...I LOVE how you are able to cross words do you do that? You have great sense of humor and I always can look forward to a chuckle when I visit your blog! (I am a friend of your friend...MommyFirst-Designer born...she turned me on to your blog) :)

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Sounds like a glorious weekend! And glad you got alone time for you, too!

tulipmom said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed your anniversary getaway.

Can I sign up for the crossing out words tutorial too?

Kate said...

Happy (late) anniversary!

I never feel guilty about being away from my kids. More than a night or so and I'll start to miss 'em a little, but never with guilt. I just tell myself that they need a break from me just as much as I need a break from them.

k e r r y said...

that martini sounds awesome! Sounds like a great time away and with your husband alone. Every marriage needs these treats now and again!

Life As I Know It said...

Glad you had a good time. We all need a little break now and then.

Life As I Know It said...

Glad you had a good time. We all need a little break now and then.


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