03 October 2008

The Momcation

In roughly 27 minutes I will be getting in my car and driving away from my husband and children.

For the first time ever I will be apart from Frank and the kids at the same time.

It's weird and strangely exhilarating.

I'm headed southwards to my old college stomping grounds for a reunion of sorts. The building that I spent 5 years of my life in is no longer around (I'm not kidding when I said I lived in that building; I attended classes there, worked there, rehearsed and performed there, slept there, and made and lost friends there). The old building was demolished in '02 and replaced by a shiny new fine arts center with a state 'o the art theatre. The first show in the new digs is Arsenic and Old Lace, an oldie but a goody, directed by one of my favorite professors. This is to be his last show ever at EIU and some friends of mine and I decided to pay a visit and get together, which it's high time we did because most of us haven't seen one another since we left college a long time ago.

I can't wait to see my old friends, but part of me is disturbed that I won't have any frame of reference for the new building; all the places where I worked, laughed and cried are gone.

So begins my Momcation. I will sleep undisturbed. I will not step on any Lego or Barbie shoes for at least 36 hours. I will laugh hard, reliving good times with dear friends. And I will miss my babies and my love.

But I won't be gone long, just a day and a half.

Later, taters.

3 comments:

Quigs78 said...

Have a ridiculously fun time! I had my first Momcation ever last month, and now I'm doing it again next weekend.

They're addicting. ;)

Harley Quinn said...

That's sounds so wonderful! I hope you have a fabulous time.

Were you a theater major?

oliveloafdesign said...

yay! it was awesome! hope you had fun. more visits! more visits!