Sunday, September 23, 2007

I Did Come Back!

We needed to be back for check-ins on Friday at 4:00 pm and we pulled in the driveway at 3:55 pm. I told my mom that I didn't want to hear from anybody last week, so unless someone was dying, don't call. So she was panicking a little on Friday afternoon in the Newark airport when she hadn't heard from us all week and was hoping I was still coming back to work! She called us at 4:00pm (we were on the phone and didn't get the call) and then again at 4:30pm, she said that she just wanted to make sure that we were there!

It was so nice to be away, to enjoy uninterrupted family meals and to feel free. I felt so normal last week. It was good to get away so that I could realize that all of the craziness I feel is brought on by stress and my current life and that, in fact, I am not crazy (not really crazy, anyways). All the stress was waiting at the door when we got back, and now we just need to figure out what we are going to do next. I have learned a lot over the past year and am grateful for the opportunity I have had to be an innkeeper, but I know this is not what I want to do.

Big thanks to my mom for helping this past week who instead of being upset when I had a little breakdown and quit on her a couple of weeks ago, she just came home so we could get away.

And big thanks to Dad and Ellen who watched our kids for 7 hours yesterday so Mr.Innkeeper and I could have some much needed time to figure out the next steps in our lives (we don't have it figured out yet - but we're getting closer). Both of the kids had a great time - McDonald's, Dollar store, and Blockbuster make for fun memories with the grandparents (hopefully Sarah's not too jealous!).

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Until Friday

Out of town until Friday. Who's running the B&B, you ask? My mom has come from Arizona to rescue us from all of the craziness. We are headed to Bear River, Nova Scotia and I might just spend an entire day doing whatever I want! Hopefully we have some things figured out when we get back.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Happy Birthday to Dad!

Sorry I haven't posted in so long. For those of you who don't know I am literally going crazy at the BB!
This is my Dad on his birthday last year. Sorry I didn't take any pictures tonight!

Shout out to my Dad on his 57th Birthday. We had my dad and my brothers and their families over for dinner. Still enjoying the Feast cookbook by Nigella Lawson, we had a custard sponge birthday cake and rigatoni al forno. The rigatoni took quite a bit of work, it was really good but I don't know if it's worth all the effort. My dad thought the homemade salad dressing that I had left over in the fridge was the best part of the whole meal (which is just the French dressing recipe on the pampered chef salad dressing mixer)!

Hope everyone enjoyed the party! And many happy wishes to the young man!