Monday, May 9, 2011
Back from vacation unscathed
I can't deny that I was feeling pretty good about myself - I felt like quite the accomplished lupus mom. I did just enough to show the girls a good time, but not too much that I wore myself out. The pool waited until Johnny could join us, as did some shopping that Deirdre and I had wanted to fit in without Miss Bernie. Both outings would have been a bit taxing with the two ladies and just myself - so I waited for my back-up to arrive to help man the post.
We tacked the Hershey trip on the tail end of some time with Johnny's family in Philadelphia - fitting in several parties and outings while we were there. We've been busy - but I don't have a single swollen digit to show for it - which is a sure sign of a successful traveling experience. I didn't always have such positive experiences on the road - later in the week, I'll talk more about how I've changed my ways to ensure that my vacations really ARE vacations, not just invitations for a lupus flare!