|Did ya miss me?
||[Feb. 23rd, 2008|08:38 am]
Well, I sorta missed you guys, but not as much as I'm missing that beautiful aqua beach. I've also become accustomed to people telling me I'm beautiful, or a "beautiful girl", or that I "look very young for my age" on a daily basis, so you all are going to have to compensate while I adjust to being back in the US. I read 5 books in 6 days. It's been forever since I got to read just a "fun" book for me.By the last 2 days I was annoying everyone by telling them a million little things about Craig that the didn't care to hear. By the time we left I was not so shy and was speaking my Spanish to everyone. I had some long conversations in stores and taxis. It was nice. I'm decent at reading Spanish, and mediocre sucky at listening and speaking. I'm not a "total beginner", but more of an "intermediate beginner". I'd like to be an "advanced beginner" by 2010, so if you know some Spanish and are willing to help me, that would be fantastic. Of course, I would exchange knowledge I have. We are planning to go to Peru to fulfill another life dream in 2010 if at all possible, so I'm going to need more than just the ability to buy groceries and tickets to places. Those living in the Southern Cali area are to be on notice that my Mom and I plan a tour to Disneyland and surrounding areas with the intention of getting a novice surfing lesson, and a few other fun things in 2009. We are hoping for lunch and dinner with some of my friends who live down there. I'm hoping I can get specsafety to cook for us one time.
The trip was AMAZING. We went snorkeling twice. After telling me I looked like skelator in a few photos, my Mom made it her mission to "Feed her girl" and feed me she did. Beef and beans, chicken and cheese, protein galore. She even went and bought me mango yogurts and soy trail mix. The net result is in my 6 day vacation, I gained back the 5lbs lost on the business trip earlier in Feb and managed to do exercise every day, be it swimming, snorkeling, or just my squats, lunges, calf raises and arm bend exercises.
My feet are a mess, my butt is burned to a crisp, but I have many photos and stories to tell, which I plan on doing today.
I need to report that initial indications are that lyrica is working well. It's hard to tell when you sleep as long as you want and your biggest choice is where to put your beach umbrella and if you really want to spend $2 on a "Coke Light" which is a version of Diet Coke that is an unholy combination of Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke with some tin thrown in based on the taste.
I got home at around midnight thirty last night after the Department of Homeland Insecurity and Paranoia searched our bags 4 times. Apparently my Mother and I look quite menacing.
So, to summarize, the trip was great and much needed. I highly recommend Isla Mujeres as the most relaxing and muy bonita place to take a trip. I am now home, and I have mixed feelings about that. If Craig went with me, I'd want to stay for a month.