As soon as I arrived back at my parents' place (only 3 hours south of NYC) it was clear that Sandy was headed our way and was even closer to my home further south. I was stuck till she passed. Now normally a little extra "me" time would be an added blessing, but I didn't like the thought of being away from Mr. Doozie and the boys during such an awful storm and well, I didn't bring any of my craft supplies for the shop with me! Ugh! So as the weather grew worse and so did my missing of the boys my mom suggested I try my hand a paper quilling. Yep, the art of rolling tiny pieces of paper and gluing them together to make shapes. It takes ages to do and by the end of the Sandy I had more snowflakes coming out my ears than I knew what to do with! I'm not sure if I even liked doing it or if it just helped occupy my hands and brain till I could get back to my little men. Needless to say I'm so thankful for my parents' hospitality and the love they poured out on me for the almost-week I was there! My momma kept the coffee flowing and the chocolate a'coming, while my dad cleaned out a flooded basement and made sure the generator was in tip-top shape :)
Meanwhile back at home, Mr. Doozie was scrambling to push back the dates on a surprise getaway that he had planned, and rearranging schedules so that once I arrived back at home his part of the birthday extravaganza could take place. Thankfully it all worked out and once the driving restrictions were lifted my sister-in-love, momma and I drove back down. I had one night at home with the boys and then I was swooped up and pampered like a princess for 3 days and 2 nights at a gorgeous beachside B&B with Mr. Doozie surprising me around every corner. Spoiled I tell ya, just downright spoiled! Manicure, massage, hair appointments, dinners out, sleeping in, shopping and just relaxing....sigh....it was an incredible getaway!!!
So, now I'm home, life has returned to normal and I'm ready to jump back into our little family routine and move forward on the blog here. I've missed y'all! It's been ages since I read any blogs and I'm looking forward to sharing a cup or two of coffee with y'all! Hope your Monday is wonderful and your week full of joy!