Friday, April 21, 2006

I would like to say I'm missing you.

Really I would. But I'm not. Yet anyway. (You had to read the title of this post for all that to make sense.)
I'm in Birmingham, baby...and for all you scrap-happy people out there, you would love to be me right now. Uh huh, uh huh. I've had my picture with Lainie, KelliCrowe, Carrie Colbert, Cathy Zielske and Heidi Swapp so far...next up Elsie Flannigan! Who wants to be next?! Line up behind all the cool people. {wink}
On a lot of days in my ususal life- I sometimes have moments when I sit and think about who I wish I could trade places with in life for a day or two. Not today. Probably not tomorrow either. I am living la vida buena {that's Spanish for livin' the good life, isn't it?!}. So, after more than ten years of never being anywhere without my husband and/or kids for more than 24 hours, I am loving my new found freedom! I promise I will board the plane Sunday morning and head back to reality and I love and miss my family...but for now, I'm soaking it all in.
And while I'm feeling it and living it- I might as well encourage it to all of you. Take a minute for yourself. Crank up the radio when you're driving yourself to work tomorrow morning. Jump at the chance to remind yourself how great of a person you are... aside from being parent, employee, husband or wife, mom or dad, and enjoy a moment in life all to yourself. Or if you're lucky (like me) take a whole weekend. I'm thinking I shouldn't wait another 10 years to do something for myself again. Oh well, I can't obsess about all my missed opportunities in life when I'm in the middle of loving me and my present moment!
If I don't come back here for another day or two- just know I'm having the Nitty.Gritty. time of my life!!

10 comments:

Terry said...

Where are all of the pics?? You know we are living vicariously through your blog to get to meet these "celebs"! So, I repeat, pics pleassssssssssse?!?!?!

Suzelle said...

Enjoy every second !!!!! You deserve it Jody !!!!!!

lizziep901 said...

OH JODY! I am so jealous and so happy for you! Have the time of your life sister and take lots of pics!

KathyG said...

Have a great time Jody! Wish I was there too. We want to see some pictures.

Kathy

karen said...

Well said. And woo-hoo!!! :-)

Katkat said...

Enjoy!!

Jules said...

kwweeellllll........... lucky duck! And yes to answer your question, definite must on breaking the drought next time before the 10yr mark comes around. Makes you a better Mum, wife, person etc when you get to do stuff sometimes on your ownsome!
Jules : )

stephanie said...

lucky,lucky, fun, fun, fun! Cant wait to see the pictures!

Laura said...

party on for us, girl!!! as my one--year-old SCREEECHES in the background, i am JEALOUS JEALOUS JEALOUS!!!!

Deanna- yep Dee-na said...

yay for you lady!! woo hoo!
i'll check back in a few days to see all the great pics. : )