We're on the weekend before the big move here. It's been a crazy couple of weeks with me having to work 10 hour days so I could take a vacation (you'll remember I don't get vacation or sick time, if I need to take time off, I work all the hours beforehand or don't get paid. I'll keep my opinion about overwork and burnout from no time off ever to myself as I'm thankful to just be working right now). We spent 6 days up in Maine at my parent's house enjoying first our annual summer family get together that's been dubbed "Lee Lobsterfest". It's fun time that culminates in a big lobster feed put on by my parents. Even my kiddos join in the seafood aspect with lobster and steamed mussels. Gotta love a 5 year old that will look at a mussel and say, "ya, I'll eat that!"... kid won't eat sauted zucchini to save his life, but a mussel he'll chow with abandon. Go figure.
We decided to have a late lunch in Camden as well and ate at a place on the dock called Bayview Lobster Restaurant. Music Man had a fried combo seafood platter (yes, he can eat that stuff and still lose weight, all I have to do it sniff it and I gain weight...sigh...life is just not fair), and I had a bowl of Clam Chowder (oh, homemade, not the canned stuff, very yummy) and a salad. The view was wonderful, and the service was cheerful. It was the perfect end to a kid free few hours and we enjoyed every minute of it. We definitely don't get enough of that time in our lives. Love the kids with all my heart, but everyone benefits if mom and dad are able to take a chance to remember who they are without the kids once in a while.
So, I'll be out of touch for a bit while we do all this process and then set up the new house. It's gonna be an adventure for sure! But, it will be good once we're there and settling in. Wish us luck!
Tired, but looking toward the future, ~Peacemom