We are headed out of town this weekend and having a sleepover at the grandparent's house. The girls are so excited and have been talking about it for days.
Part of me looks forward to getting out of town, what with everything that has been happening, and another part of me just wants to stay home and avoid the long drive. This will be the baby's first long trip and I hope he will do well. If we're lucky, he'll nap most of the way and I can breastfeed him as soon as we get to our destination.
While we are away, we plan to make the most of our trip. The last time we were out that way, was back in the Spring because I was pregnant and we stayed close to home. We are long overdue for a visit and we are going to make several stops to see different people and places while we're up there. Low funds + high gas prices = killing several birds with one stone.
Living where we do, in the mountains, it's hard to pull ourselves away and go into the "city". It's so peaceful here, with the winding roads and gorgeous views of pastures, valleys and mountains. Hardly any traffic and no stoplights for miles and miles. Going into the city makes me clench my fists and grind my teeth together, with all the traffic and crazy drivers and rush, rush, rush! We always look forward to coming home again after a visit to the city and this is what I am counting on-- looking forward to coming home after feeling like I wanted to move away.
If I can come back and be happy to be home again after a few days, despite what has been going on with CPS and the doctors, then I'll stick around and tough it out. But if we come home and dread the upcoming week and beyond, then we may have to do some serious talking about what the future holds for us. Wait and see...
Have a good weekend and I'll be back in a few days.