Taking a little break.....

We are having a crazy busy time.

A four day weekend is upon us and we will be spending it at our favorite place (with Nick). Next week we fly to Cape Town (without Nick) so that my husband can run the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon. From there, I leave them behind and fly to Ireland for an Autism Conference.

I will be apart from Nick for 10 days.

I can handle that. He will be absolutely fine without me. He has lots of other lovely people in his life.

It is the build up to all of the above that is causing me to have a slight panic attack!

Packing for all seasons. Ensuring that all my ducks are in a row when it comes to the well-being of Nick. Stocking the fridge and cupboards. Blah blah blah.

The biggest issue on my mind is that I don't have any time to give Nick the attention that he needs and deserves. Major guilt trip!

Anyhow, I am going to cut myself some slack and take a break from RDI and blogging.

Do I need to attend an Autism Conference? In all honesty, no!

Do I need to be my own person for a few days, without any responsibilities? Oh yes, without a doubt! 

On that note, I am giving myself permission to take a chill pill, throw out the feelings of guilt and have a great time away.

Bye... see you when I see you! :-)


  1. have a fab time... forget the guilt...

  2. Have a blast, amiga!!!!!!!!! As your husband well knows, you are training for a marathon, not a sprint.

  3. I hope you have a wonderful time with lots of me-time! Enjoy!

  4. Good for you! Looking forward to seeing you soon.... if Ireland is still here that is. We are at serious risk of being either blown or washed away!! Dreadful weather, hope you bring some SA sunshine with you in one of your many suitcases!

    xx jazzy

  5. I hope you have a wonderful time and get that mental space that us mamas so badly need!

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  7. @Petra ~ What guilt? (Trying hard!!)

    @Blue Sky ~ I am so looking forward to being in Dublin and hoping that the weather is going to be kind to me!

    @Walking ~ Thank you for the reminder about training for marathon, not a sprint. I needed that! I also plan to have a blast!! :)

    @Danale ~ Thank you so much.

    @Jazzy ~ I am watching the weather with trepidation!! Really looking forward to seeing you and Candi. Oh by the way, I am only bringing one suitcase.. hehehe.

    @ZisforZen ~ Sorry, I deleted one of your comments as I had posted it twice! How did you know that I am craving that mental space right now?!! :)

    Thank you for your lovely comments. xx

  8. I'll be too late now as you've already gone, but I hope it all goes well and the conference is useful.

    CJ x

  9. Hi CJ. I also hope the conference is useful, although in reality the trip is more about having some me time!! Thanks for stopping by... lovely to see you here! xx

  10. Guilt? I love it! You are going on an AUTISM conference and feeling guilt about not being with your son! Do you see the irony? XX

  11. Enjoy! Trust all is going well


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