Have you ever been so busy and distracted that you just didn’t feel like your normal old self? It seems that 2007 has been an entire year of that for me. Every time I sat down to do something for me, I just couldn’t seem to do it. I’m not trying to advocate self centeredness, but being so busy taking care of everything and everyone else doesn’t leave a lot of time for you to just be you.
Perhaps I’m still figuring this whole life thing out. Anyway, I’m attempting to get back to being me and as part of that, treated Matthew and myself to a night away from home here last night:
The Cameron Park Inn is really just outside our back door in the Cameron Park neighborhood of Raleigh, which is one of the oldest and most distinguished in the city. Since my employers were nice enough to give me a Christmas bonus, I decided that we needed to get away after a year of moving, renovations, job changes, leadership commitments and exams. It was a good idea. We enjoyed a night in the Rose Suite complete with its own hot tub- which was precisely the reason I booked the room. We also enjoyed a great breakfast for two this morning made by the lovely proprietor.
After we checked out this morning, we enjoyed a stroll around historic downtown Wake Forest for some last minute Christmas shopping and chilli dogs at Shorty’s. It was so nice being able to spend an early afternoon with my baby since Saturdays are usually reserved for homework before he jets off to work. It makes me count down the days (really years) until he’s mine once again.