I'm flying into Toronto today and then heading down to Pennsylvania for the weekend with my mother-in-law and two of my sisters-in-law. I don't know the details of our itinerary, but it involves eating, shopping and sleeping exclusively in the company of adults. That's all I needed to hear.

Last night, lying in bed, I did feel a little pang at the thought of four nights away from the kids. I already miss them and I haven't even finished packing. Although I'm sure my little pang is nothing compared to the ones Pete's been getting.

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In my absence I will be reposting a couple of my first blog entries, dug up from the archives.