Before Marlowe, I was one of those people that would pick up and go on a whim. Living in Rhode Island and Massachusetts gave me the ability to travel to so many surrounding states to explore new towns or see friends I missed. Three day weekend? Perfect: time to pick up and go. I had limited responsibilities other than class and work... and well, I'm antsy. Since then, I picked up and left for Arizona, then to Florida, then south to Miami and back to South Florida, once I got pregnant. Now, I'm here. I still don't own a house or anything, but I'm pretty settled. (Can you believe I am STILL waiting to hear on that house?!) And I enjoy it. But... just because I have a child doesn't mean life has to complete stop or change. I've learned this. There is still time for a quick pick up and go... or under certain circumstances: a long pick up and go. (This might be happening soon.) This past weekend, I just wanted and needed to get away. I wanted to spend a good time, with good people, somewhere else. Sunday morning: I texted my friend Claudia and asked if she wanted visitors. I invited myself over, left my pup with my brother, and packed up Marlowe. We spent a quick, tiring, and perfect twenty four hours in Miami. Ordered Harrys Pizzeria (yum yum yum). Lounged outside with an afternoon cocktail while the kiddos played, went for many walks around the neighborhood, I kicked ass at rummikub, and Claudia and I even headed out for a night of small food and few drinks. It was perfection and just what I needed in the midst of this summer heat. I know I might not always have the capability to pick up and go, so for now, I'll plan (or not plan, hehe) on taking small (or big) needed, random getaways.
you can see more photos on Claudias blog: here.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I have a zoo date
and possibly a home dinner date this weekend and a few other fun things planned this weekend ;) I'm very much looking to spending a lot of time with my little girl. It's been two days too long without her!