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It's 11:30 PM 
5th-Jun-2012 12:12 am
I was watching Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations earlier and he was featuring a place I'd never heard of - ironic since it's relatively close to the country where I was born - a small island off the coast of Malaysia, called Penang.

As usual, whenever Tony Bourdain goes to an Asian country, he's soon showing me all manner of noodle soups, which, again as usual, sets off a powerful craving in me. So instead of going to bed like any smart chick would, I'm up eating Top Ramen (the ONLY noodle soup I have at hand) with a spicy chili sauce and two handfuls of bean sprouts.

I will be sorry I did this tomorrow.

But right now I'm too satiated (relatively) to care. So while I'm waiting for the noodles to settle in my tummy, I thought I'd let ya'll in on what my weekend is going to be.

Saturday morning the hubby is driving me to Cambria, where I'll be meeting my best friend, who is flying into LA from TN on Friday and driving up. We're going to have breakfast, window shop a little bit and then drive up HWY 1 to Monterey. Where we'll be staying in a hotel for the weekend - me, her and her husband - sightseeing, eating, seeing a movie, eating, laying out and enjoying the coast, eating, and getting very little sleep.

This is only the second time in the last decade that we've done this. Despite the lack of squeeing on my part, I am very much looking forward to seeing her again. She and I met during some hard times in both our lives and we managed to build and keep an epic friendship for the last twenty years. Not bad considering we were really only living in the same place for less than three years.

Hell, we even have a theme song.

The other half of my calm excitement is the idea of getting away from my daily responsibilities for two and a half days. I love my life but I need to get off the ride for a little bit.

I dislike mothers and wives who have this constant need (frequently vocalized) to get away from their husbands and children. I get judgey because I don't think anyone should want to get away from their kids. Maybe the hubby, lol, but not the kids.

So I haven't said much about it, except that I'm looking forward to seeing my friend. But, yes, a tiny part of me is thinking how great it'll be to go two and a half days without worrying what to cook, who hasn't showered, who only pretended to brush their teeth, etc. I'm gonna let the hubby take the reins for a while.

I just hope everyone's in tact when I get back.

OKay. Noodles have settled.


5th-Jun-2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
You shouldn't feel bad. I think this is the first time I have read you being happy to get away from the family. I don't even have kids but there are days where I just really want some time to myself, to not cook and clean, to be allowed to have fun without feeling too guilty.

I hope you enjoy your weekend. I have a friend like that to, that we have had this EPIC friendship for 15 years despite the fact that we don't see each other often and our original friendship was in a very small amount of time together. I totally get it and I live for the time I do get to see her and hang out with her.
6th-Jun-2012 05:36 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) Yeah, my natural state is as an introvert. I miss time by myself a lot, and I sometimes feel like a battery that needs to be recharged. Even though I won't be alone this weekend (one day, I will take a me-only vacation), being around my friend won't be the same as having to be "on" all the time between work and kids/husband.

Everyone should have an epic friendship. :D - in real life and in fandom. *hugs*
8th-Jun-2012 01:45 am (UTC)
Have fun with your friend - sounds like a wonderful weekend in the making. :)
8th-Jun-2012 03:27 am (UTC)
Thanks, it's going to be great! *hugs*
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