Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Getaway and a GIVEAWAY!

The old song "Leavin' On a Jet Plane" has been running through my head since yesterday. I'm sure you'll appreciate reading that because now it can be in YOUR head too!!! :) Tomorrow morning at 7am I am bound for Nashville, TN for the National MOPS Convention!! I am really excited, but also sad to be leaving the boys behind (okay, and Martin too). Everyone keeps saying "enjoy this time!" but I have not had 17 hours totally alone for over 4 years! What will I DO with myself?! (The other girls don't arrive until midnight tomorrow night).

I'll tell you what I'll do - spend 5 hours on the airplane, take a taxi to the airport (alone), wait in a very long line and hope that they still have a room left with enough beds (heard that was a problem last year), then immediately go to registration and a general session. I'll eat dinner (alone), go back to my room, change into my bathing suit, and then soak in the spa. Aaaaahhhh!!! That is music to my ears. At 1am I will wake up to welcome the other 2 women who flew in, and then get some sleep. I'm REALLY looking forward to Friday night, when I will get to re-connect with one of my BFF's from high school who I have not seen since I was 15 years old!! We are going to eat at the Cracker Barrel, my FAV!

AND, as I promised, I am doing another giveaway for my 190th post! Here it is - you have until Monday night at midnight to enter! Just leave me a comment and you're IN!

In honor of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, and to welcome FALL (which arrived just yesterday), enter to win a $5 Starbucks Gift Card (not much, I know, but you might be able to squeeze 2 drinks out of it, and hey, who doesn't love free gift cards in ANY amount, right?!) :)


  1. Have lots of fun! I have a long time until I'm a mother, but I've heard so many wonderful things about MOPS that I look forward to earning the right to join one day.

    And sure, it may only be $5, but it means a drink (or 2) that I don't have to pay for! ;o)

  2. Have fun! (alone) Sounds like a wonderful getaway and you'll be so ready to squeeze those boys when you're all done relaxing.

    No amount of Starbucks money is too small...or too large ;-)

  3. Hope you have a great trip! Buy a good magazine and enjoy! :)

  4. Have a fantastic time! I'd love to read a good book on a long airplane ride. Fun giveaway too!