Sunday, August 24, 2008

Back to Life, Back to Reality....

Tis' true...I am back...after and enjoyable anniversary weekend with my husband...But when reality hits...it hits hard...James had to work today...Yuck...He never works on the weekends, and when he has to...I hate it...He is working what they call a "shut-down"...when they shut down part of the plant he works in for maintenance type things...which simply means to me...James working lots of l-o-n-g hours, for many days in a row...Double yuck...Good thing...good paycheck...that's it..

We had a great weekend...out of town...in Pigeon Forge....We simply spent lots of time together talking, and shopping...I was in need of some new tennis shoes, and James needed blue jeans...He had one pair to his name, and there was a hole in them...So, we were on a mission, and our mission was accomplished....Yippee!....Old Navy had a sale Saturday only...Men's/Women's jeans for $12 a pair, and kids were $7...So, we loaded up on jeans for the whole family...We are set in the jean department...I was happy...There is nothing like a good sale, to make me smile...especially a sale, I knew nothing about until I entered the store...=)

We ate breakfast at James and my favorite restaurant in Pigeon Forge....The Apple Barn...nothing like apple fritters, and biscuits and gravy for breakfast...with my best friend...=) Love you honey...We enjoyed talking to each other, and discussing some things that we have wanted or attempted to talk about over the past few months...but "life" just didn't seem to allow it....This trip was much needed for us...It was sort of a jump start...for the weeks to come...I know that they are going to be difficult...with hectic schedules, and crazy work days...but we know that we need to make time for one another...and God...We talked about priorities...and trying to decide which direction we should take in some very important life decisions....We have been "on each other's nerves" over the past couple of weeks...We just let life get in the way...and it was good just to spend time talking, relearning what matters to one another....remembering the days when we were so much in love...and when nothing else seemed to matter but each other....14 years later...so many things have changed...We are still in love, but it is so much more...Thanks honey...for a memorable weekend....Hope everyone else had a great weekend too....

6 comments:

BethAnne said...

We were just saying today how we need to get away (just us), but things are so busy right now it is impossible. Glad ya'll had fun - also glad you made the Old Navy sale - I heard about it on TV, but didnt make it there Saturday. Their jeans are my favorite.

Anonymous said...

I am really glad that you had a great weekend. I agree that we need to take time for each other. As the years go on it seems to be harder and harder to do that. You can be togehter a lot and still not really be together, if you know what I mean. Happy Anniversary--You deserve the best!
Love ya,
Lisa

Leeann said...

Your weekend away sounds like what we desperately need...but will never happen.
Glad you guys had fun! I wanted to get to Old Navy for that sale, too, but hubby had to work and braving those crowds with 4 kids and just me...wasn't worth it.

Melanieshea said...

Glad you guys had fun!!! I need a break myself!!!!

Kristi said...

I'm glad you had a nice trip away. I went to Old Navy too! Bought the whole family some new jeans! Where did you stay in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge? We are going with Brad's family in December - getting a cabin, going to Dollywood to see the lights and I HOPE to the Apple Barn, I love those Apple Fritters!

Anonymous said...

We love the Apple Barn also and I am very happy that you had a great weekend!! I love you girl and I am really looking forward to a weekend away with my man as he has been away for 3 weeks!!! love ya KIM