Well, I am officially back from my trip up to the frozen North. I actually flew back on Monday, but the last few days have been spent recuperating and trying to get all my clothes washed and put back into my closet and catching up on snuggles with the kids and so forth. And then yesterday, Ya-Ya missed school due to frequent barfing which I must say was awesome! (in a very sarcastic kind of way)
I have also been trying to catch up on every one's blogs, which I have to say is making me kind of suspicious. The week or so before I left NO ONE was posting ANYTHING. I'd log on every day and NOTHING. NADA. Now I'm home, I log on and it was like everyone went post crazy and it's going to take me forever to catch up on all of what has been going on around blogland. It's because none of you like my comments right?! *snuffles* I KNEW it. *laughs* Just kidding.
As for my trip, it was AMAZING. Just one awesome experience after another. I took a Henna class, went to a drum circle, danced in front of TONS of people (if you don't know me, understand that this is a HUGE feat, as usually it's something I would be mortified to do), took a spiritual drawing and painting class, went to a masked ball, learned about green burial and home funerals, met an AWESOME author, bought his book, had him sign it, made lots of new friends and connections, and most importantly, I learned a lot about where I am, who I am, where I am at spiritually, and lots of other really important, really amazing stuff. (do you notice I use those words a lot? amazing, awesome... they are so wonderful)
Of course, throughout all of it, I missed my kids and family terribly. My husband apparently missed me as well, considering I got teased the whole weekend about my repeatedly buzzing bag from all of his text messages. All in all though, it was a fantastic trip, and I hated to leave. I would have much rathered just stayed and moved my family up there with me instead. I can't wait to back next year, and then Barb is coming down to visit us in November which doesn't seem nearly soon enough.... but somehow I'll make it.