Last week, my two best friends and I went to New York City for the very first time. Of course, knowing that we would never forget our first trip to The Big Apple, we wanted to do it up right. After months of planning, June 9th was finally upon us...and my first real "girls trip" in the last 3 years.
I was so looking forward to the break from my everyday life, as well as some well-deserved time with Sheri & Sarah. And in case you aren't aware, though Sheri lives within 20 minutes of me, our dear Sarah lives all the way out west in Calgary...so we don't see her nearly enough! So, as I was saying, I was really looking forward to this trip. But the day before, I started to do what I now consider to be "normal" behavior for a mom...worrying incessantly, making lists upon lists so that everything is covered and taken care of while I'm gone, missing my munchkins and hubby like crazy before I've even left, and getting completely sad about all the things I'll miss when I'm away. It's nuts, I tell ya!!
But I pried myself away anyway, knowing I would have fun and knowing this was a break I needed. And am I glad I did! We had sooooo much fun exploring the city and taking silly pictures and riding the subway and seeing Wicked on Broadway and going out for sushi and dancing and meeting people and well, you get the picture! We figure we slept about 20 hours in the 5 days we were there. And you know what? It was well worth it!
Of course, on the day we were to leave, our flight got delayed not once, but twice. And then, at 10:30 p.m., they cancelled it. So we were stuck in NYC for another night. Never fear, though...my sweetie rescued us by finding us a hotel room close to the airport in record time. We got a solid 6 hours of sleep that night before our flight left at 9:00 the next morning. BLISS!! But I'm tellin' you what...the lack of sleep from the past 4 days really caught up with us. We both fell asleep on both legs of our flight home, and I could barely get myself to baggage claim when we landed in Columbus. I felt like I'd been hit by a truck.
No worries though...a little Graeters at Sheri's and then I was good to go! I headed home, got changed, and headed right to Noah's ball game. And from that moment on, this week has been uncommonly crazy, especially since I lost Monday to the canceled flight.
This is the price I pay for 5 days with my BFFs...and that's completely fine. It was totally worth it!!
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