I Took A “Momcation” and I liked it.


This topic seems self explanatory to me, but I’m not EVERYONE.  I am the type of mom that loves and truly adores her husband and children, but also revels in my alone time.  I have always been this way.

My husband laughs at me when I tell him that when I was in middle school, I would be alone in my room doing all kinds of weird things like being COMPLETELY naked and choreographing my own dance routines to 90s house music.  I’m not sure why I was naked, I was just in my own ZONE.  You know, typical middle school stuff. LOL

Pretty sure this was 8th grade… Yikerz.

Side Note// One day I will post about my weird middle school years. I’m sure it will be entertaining.

When I’m alone, it’s just me, my own thoughts, my own existence, and my own sense of peace.  So, being the thoughtful husband that he is he treated me to a night at this amazing hotel on the SW Portland waterfront COMPLETELY alone.

River’s Edge Hotel & Spa

Being that I have a very active 2 year old and I’m 33 weeks pregnant this was an incredible and unexpected treat for me to just have some uninterrupted ME TIME!

So I checked in and here is what my room looked like.  Very Portland minimalist, natural, and chic with a river view.



I was totally McCullay Culkin on Home Alone 2.  I did what any 10 year old stuck in New York with loads of cash would do… I ordered room service!!


A juicy cheeseburger and fries and vanilla bread pudding… JUST FOR ME!! And it was worth every single solitary calorie.  Room service comes from the attached restaurant at Rosswood.  Seems like a nice little date night spot.  For people who live in Portland, it used to be Aquariva but has a completely different menu and management now.

After stuffing my face full of junk food and taking a LONG HOT SHOWER, I did what any exhausted mom would do…got super cozy in bed and caught up on some terrible chick flicks and fell asleep at 7:30pm.


I got like 12 hours of sleep which was IN-CREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m soaking it all in before a newborn comes into the picture again and I have sleep that is in the negatives. ***Sigh***

The next morning, I woke up and felt revitalized for at least 2 hours before coming back down to reality. LOL But it was worth it and my husband is the king of the universe for giving me the chance to be alone for a while.

If you are a mom, or just someone who feels overworked and exhausted, do yourself a favor and take some time away to be alone! Don’t feel guilty about it! You give everything you have day in and day out and that is a whole lot of work.  Everyone deserves some time to themselves.  Trust me, it’s worth it!


This was my Monday “Weekend Review” post and I hope you enjoyed taking a little look into my world.  Stay tuned for the next Sharplandia post!  I’m really starting to get a hang of this blog thing.