Saturday, January 12, 2013

Last weekend, my husband and I had one of those great weekends that only come along once in a while once you get married and have kids. And even though our two oldest are out of the nest and the third is pretty much on his way, we still get caught up in the daily 'living"-where you get done what you have to do and then you have no time, or in our case, inclination, for doing anything that you WANT to do.

Luckily for us I have a great group of friends and a great mother in law, who drove all the way from Ohio (sick) to watch our youngest for the weekend while we went to share some quality time in Niagara Falls with 4 other couples. 

Once I got through packing, I was excited to leave... the packing, even for an overnight creates anxiety in me and I don't know why, but I'm thrilled when I'm done. We stayed at The Sheraton at the Falls, which was actually a very nice hotel right across the street from the casino. 

What I love about my friends is that our significant others get along well and we always have a good time (yes.. just like that song!) when we hang. 

The whole weekend was spent having some quality time in our rooms, eating, gambling, laughing, eating, laughing (a little drinking) and even winning. Not a lot, but enough to cover our dinner and hotel room for th weekend. As my mother as always said about me.. 'you are always lucky 'enough"" Which I wasn't sure how to take that as a teenager, but as I have grown older, I know what she meant. I have never been one to win big, but it seems whenever we were struggling, we got lucky enough to take care of things that needed to be taken care of. So while it would have been great to win a nice chunk of change, as I sat and watched someone do on the Wizard of Oz slot machine, it was great to win enough to have a freebie weekend. 

So I did feel pretty lucky as we left the hotel room that morning.. good food, great friends, great quality time with hubby, super mother in law who totally spoiled Belly and took care of the multitude of animals at my house... I guess I am actually MORE then just lucky enough... I'm lucky a lot.

1 comment:

  1. Well said, Gina! I also feel so blessed to be a part of our amazing circle of friends.