Monday, July 23, 2007

SAIL AWAY WITH ME....

I'm very excited to report that my darling, awesome, fantastic, endearing husband...

Booked us a Baja cruise for my birthday this October!!!!

I'm so totally excited! We are leaving out of San Diego on October 14th, and going on a 5 day cruise. The ports of call are Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas. My mom is coming to watch the girls for us. We went on a cruise of the Western Carribean back in 2005. It was awesome!! Of course you can't do the Carribean in October. Unless you want a hurricane to pick your ass up and land you in New Orleans somewhere. I prefer my vacations to be free of swails, typhoons and other earthly/waterly disasters.

In other news, my nephew went back home. Our visit was brief and strange. At one point he said he wished his mom was more like me (gee that didn't make me feel weird), and that he'd rather live with us (again, that didn't make me feel weird). I think that's probably typical 14 year old rationale at large there. The mom always looks greener on the other side I guess (or so I'm told). I remember being 14 years old - I'm sure I was a complete pill for my poor parents. In any case, the awkward silences and the fleeting capacity of my fridge have now ceased. And so there goes my crazy July. I had people coming and going - and I did some of the going out of town myself. I'm hoping August is a little slower, because I already have my sister's wedding in September and now my trip in October.

In other news, I have a new niece. She was born actually last Saturday. She's healthy and great. I wish I could be a lot more enthusiastic about it, however she was born to a sister-in-law who has made it clear I'm not considered part of this family. To elaborate, when asked about Godparents, the phrase, "There's no one left in the family to ask" was kicked about. Gee thanks. I guess I know where I stand. I won't go into detail about past problems we've had concerning our children, and Christenings. But let's just say SHE is a Godmother to one of my children. Apparently I'll never be one to any of hers. I'm not sure what upsets me more: not thinking I'm good enough or the fact I'm not considered part of the family enough to be included. I shouldn't let it bother me. I've pretty much washed my hands of them and their immaturity. But you know, it hurts just the same.

So I guess I have some dress shopping to do for my sister's wedding (which means the same dress for one of the formal nights on the cruise, and of course, buying a new bathing suit. ICK!!! This has also prompted me to loose some weight. I don't consider myself horridly overweight or anything, but I could stand to loose about 50 lbs. I have a problem with diets - I love food and I hate to eat salads LOL. But so far, I'm down about 6 lbs. It's a start, nothing I can really see as of yet, but at least it's six down and now six up. Wish me luck.

That's about it for me. Going to be hot this week. Nothing like feeling hot and sweaty. I can only think of one situation that makes that an enjoyable situation. African safari - sheesh you all have dirty minds!

9 comments:

Em said...

Wow...what a hubby! That is definitely something to look forward to every day!

MamaLee said...

Going on a cruise is on my list of things I want to experience before I'm too old! Sounds lovely! Take lots of silly pics and videos and share them with your friends...YUMMY!

And about your family - sometimes you just can't pick them. And I totally understand that whole song. Big time hugs, chickie!

XOXO

Catwoman said...

OMG! I'm soooo jealous! You'll have so much fun! We were actually going to do a cruise in September too, but now we've postponed that until next year, what with the lack of money issue and me needing a new car.

I'm sorry about your niece and the weirdness there. Not sure why anyone would behave that way, and I know that no matter how much you tell yourself it doesn't matter, you can't help but let it bother you, because you, unlike her, have a good heart.

And so wait, let me get this straight... You've decided that you're going to lose weight and just like that, boom! You've lost 6 pounds? Because I've been doing slim fast and working out for three weeks (with some cheating, I admit) and I'm not even sure I've lost 3 pounds. Because my scale needs a new battery, so I can't weigh myself! :) But I know I haven't lost much!

Slick said...

Dang, we're going to revoke your husband's man card tomorrow. Tell Jarrett to look for me.

Congrats on the new addition to the family!

k8 said...

i had relatives like that in my ex husband's family- thank goodness he's gone and so are they!

re the cruise- can i stow away in a suitcase please? thanks.

~JJ! said...

Nice gift...I can't wait to hear about it...

Kevin Charnas said...

Nice!! You're going to have a grand time; Ensenada and Cabo? excellent...I'm envious.

mcewen said...

Certainly beats 20 days in the rain in England!
Cheers

tulipmom said...

Major points for Jarrett!! The trip sounds fantastic. I've always wanted to go on a cruise.