February 22 08

maybe my nanny Haydee always sings and dances when she makes her coffee in the morning.

maybe.

or maybe she’s just happy that JLo and Marc Anthony finally had those babies and we can stop hearing that she’s been in labor every single day for the last month.

or maybe she’s happy that it’s snowing in Toronto. for the 90th day in a row.

or maybe she called it that Kate’s baby was Aaron.

or maybe, just, maybe…she’s excited that we are all gone. and she has the day off…and is hosting a giant nanny house-sitting party. those nannies really know how to party it up.

the husband and the kids are on their way to Montreal for the weekend (my god, he should be given a medal. taking three kids away. by himself. well, he took his mother with him, and she’s probably way more help than i’d ever be…but still! credit!)  in true Martell fashion, it’s only 8:25 and Isabella’s had to pee twice and she lost her gloves and josh has no boots. (did i mention it’s snowing?)

and i’m on my way to NYC.

for the weekend. by myself.

by myself.

no husband. no kids. i get to go through security alone! i don’t have to take 45 minutes to take off everyone’s shoes and then put them back on again and fold up the stroller and TRY to shove it through on the belt. i can park my ass on a chair in the airport and read my book…which, incidentally, is a GREAT one…

…especially if you possess ANY obsessive compulsive tendencies. if you’ve ever smelled the milk in the fridge, or flushed public toilets with your feet, or ate a diet coke popsicle because it was a zero-calorie trest, or knew anyone who was religious, or had a bat-mitzvah…this book is a must-read.

anyway, back to me. because, really, it’s all about me.

i can listen to my ipod…and not have to hand one of my earbuds over to miss emily and put on the shit pop music she listens to.

i can have a drink without it being spilled on me.

i can make it through a flight without taking someone to the bathroom. twice.

and that, folks, is just the flight. 

we’re not even going to get into the sleeping in.  or the shopping. or the eating in restaurants without chasing after someone (hello, Nobu, i’ve missed you!). or my rendezvous with Metalia.

(also, perhaps that nicest part of the trip is that this morning i weighed 9 pounds less than the last time my sister saw me in a dressing room.)

have a good weekend everyone. i’ll be back monday. well-rested, fat and poor. awesome. mwah!

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  1. Oh! HAVE FUN!

    I’ll be sitting in YVR this afternoon, doing the same (iPod, reading), except I have Honey with me.

    Give Metalia a hug for me, and tell her to hug you on my behalf as well :)

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    Comment by Angella on February 22, 2008
  2. Oh, damn you woman! I didn’t watch Lost yet. I DVRed it.

    Have a great weekend!

    AndreAnna’s last blog post..Wait, it’s actually winter? (oh, and pee too!) (and American Idol)

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  3. Have fun!

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    Comment by Steph on February 22, 2008
  4. OMG! Have a blast! NYC is my favorite city…EVER!
    Rosa Mexicana on the upper Eastside…Yumalicious…Angelo’s on Mulberry in Little Italy? I walked from midtown, just to get me some pasta…with meatballs the size of my head (which is rather large, fyi)
    I hope you have a blast…damn, I am jealous!

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    Comment by jodi on February 22, 2008
  5. I hope you have fun!

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  6. Have an excellent time! Enjoy the solitude…

    and, yes, OMG – LOST!

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  7. I, too, look forward to flying some day all by myself. Or at least without any kids. That would be the ultimate luxury at this point in my life! Enjoy!

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    Comment by Shannon on February 22, 2008
  8. Holy crap. I can’t decide what I’m more shocked about — the hubs taking three kids to a different province or you going away BY YOURSELF!! WOOOOO! Have fun!

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  9. Ali hope you have a great weekend! so do you think Claire willingly parted with Aron so that Kate at least had a chance to stay out of prison? because Claire LOVES her son…or is Claire somewhere near by…or did Kate steal Aron….or what?

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on February 22, 2008
  10. OMG, that sounds like Heaven Ali! No kids, NYC, shopping, so jealous! Enjoy!!

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    Comment by Ginny on February 22, 2008
  11. Oh NYC bloody awesome. I wish I was going. And no kids! even better.

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  12. Have fun! Hope the weather isn’t too bad.

    Diet Coke popsicles… now why didn’t I think of that?!

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  13. mmm sounds dreamy. Enjoy!

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    Comment by AbsolutelyBananas on February 22, 2008
  14. HOLYFARK… did you say AARON?????? I thought it was “Eric” and I’m all like… Eric? Who’s Eric. Maybe that’s Sawyers middle name or something. I seriously heard Eric.

    Have a nice weekend… I can’t wait to tell Steve who’s baby she’s got! He’s going to crap himself.

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    Comment by jasmine on February 22, 2008
  15. Jealous, jealous, Jealous!

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  16. Yay for you! I might be tempted just to stay in bed all weekend!

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    Comment by Cristan on February 22, 2008
  17. Um, I’d comment, but I won’t cuz I’m jealous.

    My weekend will be consumed with not one, but TWO birthday parties. That I’m hosting. Because I’m nuts.

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  18. forget going through security by yourself, you can go on the u.s. citizens line!…enjoy the big apple! maybe i’ll run into you saturday night. :)

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    Comment by age on February 22, 2008
  19. Have a lovely weekend! Sounds like it’ll be a good one!

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    Comment by Bronnie on February 22, 2008
  20. enjoy!

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  21. Upon your recommendation, just put that book on hold at the library! Sure it’s in, but if I put it on hold thru their website, somebody goes and gets it for me and puts in on the shelf with my name on it! LOL

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  22. Oh, sounds lovely. I did that a bit ago and it was heaven. I love taking a flight without kids. =)

    Jenn

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  23. Wow that sounds awesome! Have a great trip, I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that though ;)

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    Comment by skiplovey on February 22, 2008
  24. I’m turning green, I think! I think I’m actually turning green with hard-core ENVY! Have a great time!

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  25. Wow, you make the flight alone sound fun, I can’t even imagine the time you’ll have on the actual trip! Have a blast!

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    Comment by Tanya on February 22, 2008
  26. yay! have an awesome time, ali. :)

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    Comment by Lara on February 23, 2008
  27. canicome?canicome?canicome?pleeze.pleeze.pleeeeeeze?!

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    Comment by Little Monkies on February 23, 2008
  28. jealous. that is all.

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  29. I’m sure you’ll have a blast! What I wouldn’t give for a weekend with my sister without my three in tow…Lucky lucky you!

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  30. While Metalia is lovely and all, I’ve been thinking about the Aaron thing all week. Like what happened to his real mother? Do you think that something bad happened to Claire? Do you think Jack had something to do with it which is why he is so reluctant to visit Aaron and Kate? Also is Aaron counted as a member of the Oceanic 6?

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  31. Have fun!!!
    I’m a foot flusher too :)

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  32. See, and Mr Babbler totally doesn’t get why I envy him his business trips. He complains endlessly about the sitting in airports and the flights and really? I have NO sympathy.

    But, I say, you get to sit. By yourself. No whining. No crying. No figuring out naps. You get to listen to what you want, read what you want, rest when you want.

    Sigh. I’m so glad you had a good time (cat puke notwithstanding!)

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