Bitter without the Sweet

I’ve been sitting with a blank screen all morning. I’m desperately trying to write an overview for the weekend, but it was just so good that my words cannot due it justice. As I begin to look back on the past few days, a sense of joy and sadness pass through me all at the same time.

I had a magical weekend.

Love, Love, Love (da da da-duh)

I took Friday off to spend a long weekend with Alex before he leaves town. We slept in and even had a breakfast date before we headed out to get our errands done. We met up with my mom to get all the food for Saturday’s going away party. Later in the day we went to a nearby outlet mall to get some last minute necessities for the mister’s trip. We spent the whole day laughing and carrying on as we people watched through the mall. We got dinner while we were out and stopped at an appliance store to day dream about our future house.

We spent the evening hanging out. We read on our balcony as we enjoyed music and a glass of wine, we spent some time with our neighbors, and also took the pup on a walk. It was glorious.

Saturday morning we were up early (ish). Breakfast was made, chores were finished, and out the door we went. We arrived at my moms house with plenty of time to make all the food for the party. It seemed like forever before everyone showed up, but of course as soon as everyone got there — the night was over in a blink of an eye. We had such a great time hanging out with all our friends! It was nice to see so many supporting Alex and wishing him luck before he leaves.

We got home late and were just as tired as our pooped pup.

When Sunday morning knocked on our window, we popped out of bed and quickly got ready. Alex’s parents surprised us and came into town to see Alex off! Thursday night we went out to dinner with Alex’s sister and nephews. As we drove through the parking lot I spotted two individuals that looked strikingly like the mister’s parents. Guess what?! It was them! Sunday we spent the day with the whole family. It was so nice chatting it up with my future in laws 🙂 We also went to the National Harbor to look through the cutest little shops and have lunch.

We got home around 6 and again — were pretty tired. Our neighbors wanted to have something for Alex as well. We finished our night with a BBQ with the neighbors and had a wonderful time laughing all evening. By the time we were getting ready for bed we realized we hadn’t spent much time together and/or alone all weekend. While we had such a full and wonderful weekend with family and friends, we were both slightly sad that our time slipped away so quickly.

It seems like since we’ve had a perfect last few days before Alex leaves, it’s even harder to say goodbye.

That’s all I have for now. I’m getting all teary eyed at work.

I’ve got pictures and recipes and other fun things to post. It might be a few days though 😦

Thanks for being awesome 🙂


4 thoughts on “Bitter without the Sweet

  1. Awe, it will be all okay. I remember being apart from my husband for a week (I know, it’s not really that long lol), it felt like a month to me! It’s hard to be away from the one you love the most but it will be okay. Glad to read that you got to spend some time with him 🙂

  2. Wow so busy, sorry we missed the party. All the best to Alex, hopefully his time away will go by in the blink of an eye.


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