Moms Weekend Away at the Connecticut Shoreline

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This past weekend I jumped a train and headed to Connecticut for a weekend away with my sister.

We both needed a break.  Her life has been nothing but stressful and draining.  She’s an amazing mom and wife and goes way above and beyond for her family. She needed this break.

I’ve been feeling like a stressed-out mess.  Out of control home, messy floors, dirty dishes, unplanned meals… a mess.  Work is keeping me busy, which is a blessing.  I’ve worked over 40 hours in the last 3 weeks.  That’s 40 billable hours that does not include other projects that I’ve taken on unpaid this month.  It’s been great, but very, very busy.  I needed a break too.

So off we went – a weekend at a beautiful Bed and Breakfast: the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina 

Photo copyright J. Joy Photography

No dishes, no laundry.  We were even able to go to the bathroom in peace!  Can you believe it?  We went for walks and enjoyed the beautiful views.

Photo copyright J. Joy Photography

There may have been some trespassing to get the perfect sunset photo… and someone may have been caught red handed.  As you can see it was worth it to get such a beautiful photo.

Photo copyright J. Joy Photography


*Disclosure – I was innocent, sitting in the car as the property owner waltzed down from his house smirking at me, he passed the car and headed straight to the dock, his dock.  My sister emerged off of the dock just in time and threw the guy a smile.

As we drove away we yelled out of the window “sorry” and “thank you” for letting us borrow his dock. He smiled and waved.  Phew!!

See in the mirror – my sister – the criminal!!

We found this crazy bookstore The Book Barn and wandered around.

Book Barn Niantic CT

A wonderful weekend.  We partied hard… not-so-much… We were in bed by 11 pm. Awake by 6 am.  By the end of the last day we were missing the kiddos and ready to head home, but it was a much-needed break.

Moms, for your family’s sake, take time for yourself.  Maybe you can’t do a whole weekend away.  Take a long bath, grab a coffee alone at a cafe, hide in the closet… do something!!  You deserve it my friends!

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  • Reply
    August 22, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    That looks like such a beautiful weekend with your sister! I’m so glad you got to do that. 🙂 You needed it!

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      September 16, 2012 at 1:39 am

      Jenny it was an amazing time, It’s taken me 3 weeks just to reply the comments here so you can imagine just how busy life is, I really needed that break!

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    Dawn @ The Momma Knows
    August 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    What a great weekend! The sound of… silence… and a funky bookstore too. I love it! Looks like a lot of fun!

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    Rebekah from Simply Rebekah
    August 24, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    What a fun weekend! Now you have me craving some serious alone time. Watch out, Coffee & Tub… here I come!

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    September 2, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Ohhhh my goodness. I NEED to go to that bookstore. What town in CT?

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      September 16, 2012 at 1:29 am

      This is seriously the most amazing place!! In Niantic CT, near the shore. I could have spent hours there!

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