For the first time in over 10 years, I went away for a weekend by myself. My cousin Anne in New York invited me to stay with her and I took her right up on her offer. We did things like go to eat at a place the kids would never allowed me to go, as well as drive by my Great Grams house.
The weekend included a night of chatting and laughter with some of my closest cousins.
A day learning a family recipe of homemade raviolis, followed by a big Italian family dinner of everyone sitting around the table laughing. And ended with watching You Tube wedding videos.
A day hanging out with my grandparents who have built and lived in the same house since they married some 60 years ago.
Followed by an evening with my brother, Dad and the best pizza and wings in all of New York. And the next day I got to catch up with my step mom and have a real conversation in the first time in about 8 years and all without the many interruptions that come with kids and men.
The weekend was wonderful and the only thing I would have changed was to have more time to spend with everyone. To really catch up with my family and get to sit and chat with them instead of a hello on the go was so good for my soul.