Monday, July 20, 2009

Home, if only for a minute

OK, so I hope that I am a little better looking than that lady, but that about sums it up. I am BEAT, big time, and the fun has only just begun.

Vacation was nice, we had gorgeous weather, and a great place to stay. Daughter had a blast, and son had a blast up until about Wednesday. Then he was officially over being on vacation, and it was hit or miss from there on. :)

We saw some HUGE sea turtles in the ocean- thankfully they were sea turtles. I have to admit that when you're in the ocean and there are several LARGE black shadows coming towards you, one has a tendency to freak out at what they may or may not be. But, one popped it's head up to let us know that it wasn't anything harmful, and so it was all smooth sailing from there.

I also bought THE coolest camera- I'll have to post some pics that I took later, but this is officially the best camera I've had, and I haven't even had a chance to really do a whole lot with it. I took lots of under water pictures of daughter in the pool, and a few in the ocean too. The water was a beautiful green color, nice and clear. It's surely to be even more clear in the Bahamas this weekend, so I'm hoping to put it to even better use then. Not only is the camera a normal digital camera, it's waterproof, shockproof, crush proof, and did I mention that it's just bad ass? ;) We have a huge paparazzi camera that we take, but I wanted a small one that I can tote with me in the car and feel ok leaving it in there without it being seen, and this one fits the bill :)

Other than that, not too much to report. I'm busy getting laundry finished up and RE-packing to leave Thursday, along with packing a totally separate suitcase for daughter, who will go right from the Bahamas to WV to visit. My parents were supposed to bring her back, but with the recent news of my grandpa, I will now be going up there to get her so that I can see him. Rest assured I want nothing more than to spend time with my grandpa, but beyond that, my visit will be very short. In all honesty, I HATE going "home" for many reasons and I don't know how long that will take to change, if ever. More bitching to come on this topic, I'm sure ;)

I'm also counting down- 68 days!!!!- until my girls cruise. Stoked does not even begin to describe it!


Persnickety Ticker said...


Oh, and I so have camera envy.

Bridgett said...

Okay, that camera sounds ROCKIN'! I'd love to have a waterproof camera. How fun.

And oh yea. I'd be scared out of my mind if I saw some shadow in the water coming toward me. Eeekk! I have such a huge, irrational fear about stuff like that. In fact, I'm reading a shark book right now, which has managed to freak me out even more. LOL

As for coming home, for different reasons I'm sure, I always hated coming home too. I love my family, but growing up around here [at least in the case of my family], they're always up in my business and chastising me for not thinking like they do about so many things [religion included].

Now that I'm back to living in WV, it's been a bit of a struggle for me. I feel like I lost some of my freedom to just be me, if that makes sense.

Anyway...have a great time in the Bahamas and let me know when you'll be in WV!