Monday, July 30, 2012

Home For Just A Bit

 We are home from Atlanta and boy am I glad.  I loved, loved, loved staying in this room at The Residence Inn near Buckhead, all by myself.  Yes I will say that again, all by myself.
 It had a bed, kitchen, bathroom and a sofa and TV, what more could you ask for?  I drove kids back and forth through Atlanta traffic, to the pool and home, twice a day.  I shuffled kids to the grocery store and to dinner.  I am tired of shuffling.  And might I add I hate Atlanta's small lanes and rude drivers.  I am not a city driver that is for sure.
 The Aquatic Center at Georgia Tech is really beautiful.  Too bad Mr. 18 year old had a really tough meet.  I guess you can not be on your game all the time.  He is ready to move on to a tougher workout regime in a 50 meter pool. His current coach has been amazing, she has kept him in the pool, remember when he almost quit do to the abusive coach he had for three years?   She has healed him as much as she could physically and mentally, now he is ready to move on to another level.
The week is a long one when your son isn't doing well.  Here he is getting ready for one of his races.  He moves to Ohio State on the 17th, gosh I am a mess about that even though I am excited for him.  I have a lot to do to get him ready, but that has to wait as I am working this week and we are off again on Thursday for a nephew's wedding.  I feel like I am just getting a handle on the laundry and we will have to pack up again.

So if I don't post, please forgive me.  My head is spinning and I am a bit crazy at the moment.  Hope you are all doing well and enjoying summer.

23 comments:

Cozy Little House said...

I can attest that sometimes it's real nice to just be by yourself!
Brenda

Kris said...

Such busy times!!! Your suite looked wonderful though. My good friends lived in Georgia, right near Buckhead in fact, and they hated it. They are in Boise now. Sorry your son didn't have a great week. Exciting times are ahead for him!! Rest up Mama!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Wow, Mere, I`m exhausted just reading about what you`ve been up to, lol!

Hope you have a great time at the wedding and get a chance to catch your breath!

Sue
xo

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Agreeing with Sue -- you're wearing me out just hearing about your schedule for the summer! Glad you took the time to update, though. Have a great time at the wedding!

Teresa said...

Your room looks fantastic. I would love to stay there! Too be by yourself must have been heaven. I am sorry that your son didn't do well. But he did just come off an injury. I imagine that didn't help him. But on to better days now. It sounds like he has a great coach! Best wishes in future meets. I hope you get to slow down soon get some ME time. Hugs, Teresa

Pammy Sue said...

Great room! I hope you brought some yarn and hooks/needles along! I've never been to Atlanta, but I've heard it's a beautiful city.

by Teresa said...

Wow, you are one busy momma! And a good one too. Just enjoy the time left with your son before he goes off to college as you will be entering a whole new relationship. We'll be here when you have more time to blog.. we're your buddies and care. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Dee said...

It's hard when our kids are facing difficult "races". Hope things look up from here.

Sentimentally Me said...

Sometimes a little alone time away from home just feels RIGHT :)

Enjoy the rest of your summer (and the wedding!)

xo P

kathy b said...

He is going to love Ohio State..buckeyes here you come!!! YOu will have fun sending him good things to enjoy. IT is a very emotional time for a parent, but you'll move on!!

MY goodness you are so busy!! Family weddings are so fun once you all get together!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Meredith, Such busy times. You know you will get it all done, we moms always do. Just know we are thinking of you and will be here when you get back on schedule and have some down time. Take care and be well, xoRobin❤

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Except for the all the toting to and fro, staying in that room ALONE had to be relaxing at the end of a long day. Sorry to hear your son had a tough time (seems like Michael Phelps is in the same boat right now at the Olympics). You are just gonna catch your breath and then off again you go. Have a good time at the wedding. Best wishes, Tammy

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Ahhh a room of ones own. I bet you had a blast! :)

Sending prayers your way for the Ohio trip...and I am right there with you on not liking the city driving...Atlanta is horrible. They won't let you on the road and they will shift over in your lane and make you slam on your breaks...hateful place! Of course there are plenty of these type of people driving in Nashville, too....that's why I hate going there, too! I am not sure what it is about certain people and an expressway, it's like they loose all sense of common decency or something.

Prayers and hugs sent your way...oh, and hugs to Max, too. :)

Grayseasailor said...

So glad you were able to enjoy the lovely room in-between the not so fun driving, Meredith. I am cheering you on through your packed schedule and big transitions! And I look forward to viewing your news when the time is right for you to post =)
Hugs from Gracie

Shari said...

Wow, what a nice quite little space just for you! I wouldn't know how to act! Enjoy! Hope the move goes well for you son and I wish him all the best!

Toni said...

Oh gosh! What a busy time you're having!!! Glad you were able to get some alone time in such a beautiful suite!!!! That looks amazing!

Suz Pinner said...

Fab room, hope he gets his mo jo back soon
Hugs x

Deb said...

Beautiful suite!
Such a busy but special time. Enjoy ♥

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Sounds to me like you need a holiday!

And yes, I remember that feeling, the summer before they set off for college/uni, a mix of apprehension, relief, and missing them before they've even gone.

Don't forget to grab some me time amidst all your running about x

Susanne said...

It is good that your son did not quit what he loves to do. It is also good that he let go of the past troubles and move on to better times. No sense in stewing over all that. I would love to see your son become an Olympian and show that old coach. Maybe that is in his future, only time will tell.
It is fun getting a child ready for college....make your list and add to it when you think of things. He will let you know what he forgot, and thank goodness there is a Walmart around every corner.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Susanne said...

Oh yeah, the best time to drive through Atlanta is at 4am....I did that once when on our way to Fort Myers. I think there was about 10 cars total on I-75. Our friends told us not to take the loop around the city but to just drive right through it at that time and it would be a piece of cake. Unfortunately not everyone can do that if they have other places to be at certain times, lol
Susanne :)

Red said...

Gosh, that room does look amazing. So glad you enjoyed time to your self.

moonstruckcreations said...

Such a busy time, glad to hear you managed to catch a bit of "me" time in amongst it all!

Im sure your son is going to have such a wonderful time. My eldest son is off to university soon, but its in our home town so he will still be here with us!

BTW have you been watching the Olympics - hasnt Michael Phelps been awesome?

Helenxx