Kate's Blog

Follow me if you will as I try to navigate through the ups and downs of my world.

I'm writing this blog to help me make sense of all that has happened - from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma while pregnant with my third child in May 2008
, through to my reflections on chaotic family life as I try to pick up the pieces of my life again.

The kids are so small, and I'm working hard to keep us all safe and to stay in remission.

Stay with me - it won't be all doom and gloom I promise!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

We're Going AWOL

We're going away this weekend - without the kids!! I'll just repeat that... without the kids! We're taking ourselves off tomorrow afternoon after dropping the children at my mother's house. It's a lovely hotel we're going to - but I'm just so looking forward to having some peaceful time without constant clamouring demands.

Inevitably tonight I'm feeling hassled. There seems so much to do before Christmas that I feel as if I can't spare the time to be away, and I need to pack for the kids' weekend as well as ours. And our car seems to have developed a sudden, mysterious and tremendously helpful electrical problem which probably means that the battery will be flat tomorrow morning. I can envisage a dawn call to the RAC and then a trip to the garage before we try to set off in the afternoon. Aaargh! But once we're on our way I think I'll be able to chill a bit.

So, I doubt I'll be posting anything here over the weekend. I think I'll leave my lap-top at home and take some books instead. I'm sure you won't miss me and I'll be back home on Monday with a list a mile-long to work through in the pursuit of the perfect Christmas.


Tracey said...

Woohoo!!!! Have fun.

Jen said...

Is this the first time you've gone away without the kids? Have a great time and don't spend too much time worrying about them.

Blissseeker said...

Have a great time...without the kids!! (I'm Jealous:))

diney said...

Hey- I've never had a weekend away without a child for 28 years!! I've only spent 6 single nights away on my own when on business. Honest! I'm not jealous..... :( xx Have a deserved weekend away.

Mummy mania said...

Have a great great time!!!

Rebecca S. said...

By the time you see this you'll probably already have gone and come back. So, I hope you had a wonderful rest and came home recharged enough to tackle that list.

WhisperingWriter said...

Have a fantastic time!