Time to breathe…

We love school holidays.  Now that’s something I never thought I’d ever say.
Somehow I have found the love… and the time to just be when the children are home.  They are amazing little human beings when they are happy, intrigued and interested!

However, there’s also a sense of relief when life settles back into the school routine.  Our “Aspie” lads tend to thrive on the everyday rhythm and life can be much calmer in general.

So in amongst all of the hustle, organisation and general everyday bustle, I realised today that my Better Half and I had missed out on a night alone for the past month…  and in the same thought, remembered that we are about to have two whole weekends to ourselves.  Well technically.

All in the name of Roller Derby.  So that has to be good.  Right? ;)

This weekend we’re off on a road trip five hours North.  With a friend.  He’s going to love the drive – we have quite an itinerary to get through.  And that’s just the first day. ;)  Two nights, three days and plenty of scrimmage to shoot, friends to hang with and fun to be had.
Then we get to do it all again in another week.  AFTER a flight to Sydney.  This is going to be fun.  Guess I’m going to need a drink to start that one, just to calm me down slightly for the flight.

Just keep your fingers crossed.

I’m focusing on the important issues… you know, like whether I carry my camera and most valued lens onboard with me (best choice) or pack them into my kickass Pelican case (which could go AWOL if checked in… *sigh*).  See?  Difficult choice. :P

It will be worth it.  After all, it’s four star accommodation, rental car and us. ;)
And I will be grateful.  Really. :D

For time away.
For time together.
For a father who loves his children.
For friends to hang out with.
For a life we love. :-D

It’s Thankful Thursday again!  Stop by and say hi to our wonderful host, Leigh at Six By the Bay! Tell her I sent you. ;)


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Janet @ Redland City Living (8 years ago)

Enjoy your time away!
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    I’m sure we will thanks Janet… another weekend of photos! :D x

Inca Lyons-Guthrie (8 years ago)

I love school holidays too! Enjoy your break!

    CJ (8 years ago)

    Thanks Inca! x

Emily @ Have a laugh on me (8 years ago)

I can’t wait to see some pics of your weekend away – ENJOY – and don’t stress about the flight, you can’t do anything about it, my theory, don’t worry it might not ever happen :) xx
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    No worries Emily, my pics will be up on my carmenjay.net facebook page run by Chaos. :)
    I’m refusing to even think about the flight… what flight?? ;) xxx

Kate @CrazyCrunchyChocolateMummy (8 years ago)

That sounds awesome! Have fun!!
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    We shall attempt to do our damnedest. I promise. ;) x

Martine@themodernparent (8 years ago)

I always pack my camera with me on the plane! I hate the thought of it been thrown around and possibly lost! Enjoy
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Never being a fan of flying, I’m learning this one! Thanks Martine. x

EssentiallyJess (8 years ago)

Take it on board! I wouldn’t let anyone handle my precious baby (my MacBook)
Hope you have an awesome weekend(s) away :)

    CJ (8 years ago)

    See Jess, there’s the other issue…the MacBook. *sigh* xx

Rhianna (8 years ago)

Sounds like super fun times and lots to be thankful for. Enjoy lovely
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Thank you Rhianna. Doing what we can! xx

Zanni, Heart Mama (8 years ago)

Sounds fun! Hope you have a fabulous time. x

    CJ (8 years ago)

    Thanks Zanni. xxx

Vicky (8 years ago)

Have a brilliant time away. Both times
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Me too, thanks Vicky! xxx

Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions (8 years ago)

Sounds like it’s going to be awesome! Dave and I have a few nights away over the next 6 months and I plan on making the most of them before this next bubs comes!

And carry-on the camera and lens, do not check it ever!
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Ooh hope your nights away are great too! And yes, the camera… not checked EVER. The case maybe. :) xx

Leigh (8 years ago)

Oh Yay!! Time away with the man is so precious!!! I hope you have a ball. Thanks for linking up xxxx
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Thanks Leigh, it will certainly be fun. xxx

Min (8 years ago)

My kids are all finished school now so we have Uni holidays – MUCH longer – but I quite like having them around – except for the amount of food they consume and mess they make. We have one aspie boy too so I know what you mean about how they thrive on routine. Enjoy your w/e away! :-)
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Looking forward to that one Min… about 12 years from now! ;) First weekend away was awesome. I think we will sleep well though! ;) x

Rita (8 years ago)

love a good road trip! I hope you are having a good time!
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Grace (8 years ago)

As much as I complain about it before we head out, I do love a road trip. Great time to just sit and enjoy the scenery.
Have a great time! x
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