after three days of 'roughing it' while camping, i found the above to be the perfect antidote [smile]. i was given the greatest gift by my very good college friend, who is visiting from new york - one full day of lounging by the (adult) pool at the terrenea resort, followed by a light dinner with two other amazing girlfriends, all of whom are moms. the greatest take-away from the evening was agreeing how absolutely important it is to take care of yourself and spend time with girlfriends. this outing was the first time i have spent an entire day and bedtime away from the kids. it was long overdue and much needed; just what the doctor ordered.
(thank you, sheils, hubby and grammy!)