It made absolutely no sense for me to stay home with the children all whining about lice over the weekend, so Röbert and I took time to have a little getaway We went to a beautiful luxury hotel in the city and finally had time to just relax, read, shop and eat at some fantastic restaurants. My mother always loves to spend time with the littles, so it was a win/win.
Where is the mini bar?
The best part is that my Mom ended up taking care of the lice (she said I had gotten her there under “false pretenses” LOL. I know she loved it!) and I didn’t get any of the little buggies myself. My hair looked fantastic this morning!
Oh my, I had the strangest thing happen today. All of the children were at school and I was just starting to think about lunch when someone knocked on my back door! You will never guess….it was Mitch Sullivan.
Apparently sometime after my fourth or fifth mojito on Saturday night, I had made plans with him to go to lunch today. Isn’t that just the strangest thing? I do not remember. Well, I was hardly dressed to go anywhere, but I didn’t want to embarrass him (he seemed kind of nervous anyway) so I just pretended that I had planned on it all along. He took me to a very nice restaurant in a hotel several towns away. The whole thing was very awkward. He asked the hostess to take a picture of us and he kept mentioning that they had rooms you could rent upstairs. So odd.
I have recently decided to take my blogging habit a little more seriously and what better way to begin than attending a blogger convention on the other side of the country? I mentioned to Robert that I was going and he was not supportive AT ALL!! I was shocked. He said we can’t “afford” it. I pointed out that he takes business trips all of the time and we seem to afford those just fine. My blog IS my business and he needs to recognize that. Well then he said that my business has approximately zero views per day. Okay, he has a point, but how in the world could I ever get page views without traveling to a convention, staying in a hotel and hearing experts speak about branding and monetizing my blog. I am sure this trip will pay for itself in wonderful sponsorship opportunities.
So I left the room and went to cry in my bathtub. While I was in there Hummus came in and pulled himself up on the wall and stood! So adorable!
I waited until Robert was gone for the day and I drove the kids over to my parents. My Mom was surprised and said something about weekend plans but I am sure they can figure it out. Grandparents just love spending time with the littles, right?
I drove home to quickly pack up.
Then I was off to the airport! Did you know that it can be very expensive to book a last minute flight? It really can, but so worth it. My flight was filled with people who obviously don’t know as much about travel as I do, but I was excited to be off to my dream destination, San Jose!
When I arrived I was surprised to discover that there was no car waiting for conference attendees. We had to find the hotel from the airport on our own. When I rented a car several lovely ladies who were heading my way volunteered to keep me company in the car. Such fun!
We got to the hotel and I couldn’t believe that there were no rooms available! What now? Would I have to fly all the way back across the country? Luckily one of the gals I had driven over with had a room, but had lost her credit card. I had a credit card Robert had left in his bureau so walla, we were in. It turns out that she is sharing the room with a number of her friends so we are sleeping 6 to a bed. Funnnn!
We all wandered down to par-tay, but my friends disappeared. I was able to enjoy a great sunset on my own!