A Much Needed Weekend

Over the last couple of months, I have been an awful wife. I blame it on pregnancy. I feel so sorry for my husband. By the time I get home from teaching my amazing class of 22 students, I am exhausted. So exhausted in fact that at 4:00 I have my pajamas on and I could seriously go to bed at 6;  our house is a complete disaster; all of the laundry baskets are completely full and by all of the laundry baskets I mean all five of them; I haven't cooked a meal in forever; I couldn't tell you the last time I swept or vacuumed the floors; and quality time with the husband now consists of a few text messages during the day and a kiss at night. Like I said, I've been an awful wife. But I sure do love my husband. He takes it all in stride and constantly supports me by telling me he understands and trying to do all he can to help out. But I still feel bad and last weekend I did my best to fix it.

One of the perks to being a teacher is that schools are closed on holidays and the teachers get a much needed day off. Lucky for me, Veteran's Day fell on Sunday so school was closed on Monday. Knowing that I had a long weekend and the hubby also happened to have those days off, I told Kevin I wanted to head to the beach. Thankfully, he was game!  

So on Friday, I left work a bit early, came home and packed, and by 2pm, we were heading to Myrtle Beach. On the way the hubby and I acted like fools singing to some old school 90's music (aka Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, & Savage Garden). It was great. By the time we made it to the beach it was dinner time and we were starving. We ended up going to Sir Pizza, a delicious pizza chain in the south. Their pizza tastes just like a local pizza parlor in our home town that recently shut down so it's become a new favorite of ours since we discovered it back in July. After finishing up dinner, we headed to our condo to check it out; we were quite impressed with how nice it was. After we unpacked and got everything settled, we headed off  to North Myrtle Beach Bingo and played bingo for the night with Kevin's parents and grandparents who also came down. I was pretty ecstatic because I won $50! (Nevermind the fact that it cost me $45 to play haha). 

Saturday morning Kevin and I slept in. We got up around 9 and then headed out to the balcony where we soaked up the sun. After a while, we started getting hungry so Kev went and got us some Chick-fil-a. After eating we sat around and watched tv and took a nap. By 3:00 I was ready to get out and go do something so we got ready and headed out to do some shopping. I was a little disappointed with the current sales but nonetheless, I did purchase two cute shirts from Old Navy and a pair of shoes from a factory store. By the time we finished shopping, we were starving so we met Kevin's dad for dinner and went to Damon's. After dinner, Kevin dropped me back off at the Bingo Parlor and I played with the ladies while the men went to catch a movie.

Sunday was our last full day at the beach so we enjoyed each minute of it. We slept in till 10 and then got up and got ready for lunch. I was craving vegetables so we headed to Cracker Barrel to beat the church crowd. After we ate, we sat outside in the rocking chairs and played a game of Checkers per the hubby's request. He ended up regretting that as I beat him miserably. haha I was proud of myself considering I hadn't played Checkers in years! We then headed back to the condo and went walking on the beach. When we returned I was exhausted and took a nap. By the time I woke up it was time to get ready again and head to dinner. We ended up going to Nakatos which just so happens to be my absolute favorite Japanese restaurant in the world. They only have three locations: Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; and Myrtle Beach, SC. Needless to say, we never go to the beach without eating there at least once. As always, the food was delicious and I actually ate all of it! When dinner was over we headed to the strip and did the SKYWHEEL. It was amazing. I'm a lover of all Ferris wheels so I enjoyed every single breathtaking minute! Since we were riding it at night, we got to see all of Myrtle Beach lit up. It was quite a site. You have to do it if you're ever in the area!

Sunday morning we got up early and packed up to leave. It was rather depressing. The sun was shining bright and it was 75 degrees at 8am. If Kevin would have had Tuesday off, we'd have stayed an extra day. I could guarantee it. But unfortunately he didn't, nor did I, so we packed up our belongings and headed home. We arrived back shortly after lunch and it was raining and only 60 degrees :( Told you it was depressing. But at the same time, it was great to be back home with our little guy who spent the weekend with his Aunt Debbie.

Overall, we had the most amazing time and it was so great to actually relax and regroup with my husband. It was even better to be able to actually sit and talk with my husband again for hours on end...something we haven't done in ages. So if you're pregnant or just need to regroup with your husband, take a weekend vacation, I promise it'll make it all better (:

I'll be gone now but before I go, I'll leave you with a few photos!
the view from the porch

on the Sky Wheel

The view from the Sky Wheel

The view from our bedroom


  1. Oh man! I feel like I just wrote this post--Don't feel bad, we're growing a human :) So let's make a pact not to worry about the loads of laundry that never got put away form last weekend and the 4 loads that have already piled up again. And not to worry about not cooking anything for the past 3.5 months...we've got to take care of ourselves and this little babe. Glad you were able to get away for a few days!

    PS--your email shows up as a "no-reply" email which means I can't email you back when you leave comments. It's a default that blogger does for whatever reason. To change it, click on your blogger profile, click edit and then make sure "show my email" is checked.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!


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