Well, i have been talking to my sister, Sarah, a lot lately and she has been such a wonderful blessing these last few weeks. I don't know what I would do without her. She lives about 3 hours away, and we see each other probably 6-8 times a year. Mark and I have always been very close with her and her husband, Russ.
Anyways, I've really wanted to see her, and it has been way hard with work schedules and Maggie to factor in. So...Yesterday Sarah, called and suggested, nay, insisted that we meet in Sacramento and spend a day and a night hanging out and staying in a nice hotel (the Hyatt Regency). So, I agreed. I leave tomorrow morning and will be back by noon on Sunday. Mark is watching Maggie and I am so, so excited. Mark is really excited for me and being very supportive about this. And, he is really excited to have so much time alone with "his Roo" as he says. Did I say I was excited yet? I need this. Bad.
I was put in charge of activities and scheduling (we are both very detail-orientated people that thrive on schedules. So, we're meeting at the hotel at noon, having lunch, touring the capitol museum and building (I LOVE history), seeing Speedracer at the IMAX theater, and then going to a Tapas restaurant for dinner. And then, back to the hotel for some girl talk and some sleep that will be 100% uninterrupted by a small child. I know I will miss Mark and Maggie, but sister time is so important. The last time we took a trip alone was FIVE years ago! And two years ago, we went to Napa with my Mom. We both love travelling and have many of the same tastes, so it is always fun and stress free. And, I'll take lots of pictures!