The Emerald Girl

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

This Was Not the Vacation I had Planned

I'm lucky enough to have a place to stay in Palm Springs whenever I want. A short 2.5 hour flight and I'm having fun in the sun. The goal of this trip was to just be warm and feel the sun. So, in the that respect, my goal was achieved and I reminded myself of that daily. I will gladly trade below 50 degree weather for over 70 degrees any day of the week. My other goal was to eat at Tommy Bahamas Restaurant a couple of times and that also was more than achieved.
This time of year, the desert is beautiful. The surrounding mountains are topped with snow while you sit in 80 degree heat. The first leg of our family vacation was spent with my parents. The second half of our trip was going to be just my little family of four but our plans got cut short when Matt had to fly home early. As a loving wife, I was, of course, supportive of my husband but one can't help but feel sad when the plans of being just us got cut to everyone leaving on the same day while I stay behind with the kids. It's mostly just the single parenting that I don't enjoy. A 5 year old and 1.5 year old are a LOT of work and do not ever let anyone tell you otherwise. The cherry on top of all of this was being punched in the eye by my 5 year old and having a black eye the entirety of the trip and beyond.
I dealt with it the best way I know how. Fill the days. So fill them I did. The kids and I were out and about every day, sometimes driving over an hour to see the sites. The funny thing is, as I told Matt, I probably did a heck of a lot more things without him than I would have done if he was here. I've got a YouTube video coming soon to share in the many adventures of me and my littles.
Although the trip was not what I thought it would be, it was bittersweet leaving in the end. I never want to leave the sun and the palm trees but I did miss my husband and was ready to dual parent again.



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