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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I'm back!

I'm back! I'm home, and I was able to spend a nice, long holiday weekend with Husband and Baby.

I made it through the entire week without any major breakdowns. Maybe a few minor ones here and there. Like when IT wiped my computer, deleting Skype and my microphone capabilities ... and the fact that I realized this with only minutes to go before Baby's bedtime. Thank goodness for a fast internet connection and an smart, quick-thinking husband!

I have a few stories to share, and I'll get to that this week ... as soon as I climb out from under this mountain of 'catching up' that seems to have taken over my life.

How is it that I can spend an entire week away FOR work, including parts of TWO weekends, and come back with MORE work to do?

I guess that's just how it goes. I'm not complaining. I survived! Being away was both harder and easier than I expected. The trip was fun and exhausting. I was challenged professionally, but it also seemed so natural.

It's a little surreal that it is all behind me now, that which I anticipated/feared/struggled with for weeks (even months), is no longer even an issue. I do have many business trips in the coming months, but none as long or as far away as last week's trip to D.C.

And, if I survived 7 days/6 nights, I should have no problem with the 2-3 day trips I have coming up. I hope!

Thank you all for your encouraging comments and emails. It was nice to still feel connected even if I was away from home and a little out of my element. I'm hoping to catch up with all of my IRL and bloggy friends soon. Have a great week!

PINT: I'll see you next week!


  1. You survived (as if I had a doubt). I hope this gives you the encouragement for your upcoming trips

  2. YAY, you are home! So glad you made it! Which I knew you would! :) Have a great week! Can't wait to hear some stories! :)

  3. YAY! Of course you survived and all is well. Have a gerat week!

  4. So much of being a mommy is easier and harder than we think! Yeah for you for going and glad you had a good time!

  5. Welcome home hun and so glad it all went well. I can imagine the worries you had about being gone that long.. I would go nuts away from my family for that length of time

  6. You made it! :)

    I wanted to stop over and say "hi" and welcome you to join me on my "Be a Better Parent Challenge"!


  7. I am so happy to hear that it went pretty smoothly for you all. :)

    Being away from routine is always so much work when you are Mom, kinda makes you appreciate your Mom on a whole other level.