I feel mildly discombobulated right now.
A) It’s Monday.
B) It’s a rainy day.
C) 24 hours from now, we’ll be on the way to the airport.
D) I’m kind of packed, but not really.
E) I have two meetings today, one right at the end of the day.
F) I want to get a spray tan tonight before we go, because I just feel pasty-looking. I mean, I always look pasty in Mexico, in the land of lucky people with perpetual tans…. (Ivan always has a nice “glow” year round, if you know what I mean. 🙂 Even my boys instantly get tan if they are in the sun for ~5 minutes.)
Our gym actually has a spray tan booth, and Ivan bought me a package for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day I think last year? Anyway, I have some sessions left (I pretty much only ever get a spray tan before vacation, so a package lasts me a long time.) I think, for the reasonable price, the tan is decent? Not awesome awesome, maybe a tad orange-y for a day or so. But then it settles into a pretty normal, natural tan look. It’s a nice treat to feel a little bronzed up now and then. 🙂 I so wish the real sun weren’t so bad for our skin, because I much prefer how I look with a little tan.
G) I need to run over to Barnes and Noble at some point to pick up my copy of Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals that I just ordered! I realize this is probably not most people’s idea of “vacation reading”, but I have really, really wanted to read this book and I’m excited about it. When we’re in Mexico, I sometimes actually find I have more little reading windows, despite being busy with family stuff…. Ivan might end up doing something alone with a cousin, or helping his Dad with something, etc., and I can sneak off to our room to just relax for a while. 🙂 Plus, airplane time.
H) Trying to chill out and stop stressing about the weather! Forecast shows like 80-100% chance of RAIN and storms every single day we’ll be there. I’m hoping this just means occasional tropical-type afternoon storms, and not rain all day, every day…. Anyway, can’t do anything about it so might as well stop stressing.
We had another nice, pretty slow weekend- two in a row! Woo! No activities or events- mostly just some pre-vacation stuff.
My parents spent the night Saturday, because my Dad was here helping to build and install a couple shelves in the boys’ rooms. They are leaving on a separate, long vacation this week, too (to celebrate their upcoming 50th wedding anniversary!!), so we won’t see them for about another month or more. Waahh. (We normally see them like, every couple weeks or so at least. I’m spoiled. 🙂 )
We all went out to dinner Saturday night at this place near downtown, that has a bunch of pool tables on one side. The boys LOVE to play pool, and I think they played for almost 2 hours total. 🙂
Training them up to get ready for college. 🙂 I’m no good at pool, but apparently Ivan played hours and hours of pool when he was college aged. So he is quite good.
In other news, Ethan’s fall soccer season starts already tonight! First practice is this evening. Unfortunately, we will be leaving tomorrow, so he will miss the next 2 weeks of practice. Oops. Oh well. Eventually something’s gotta give if we want to travel…. with kids in different activities, it’s literally impossible for their “free times” to line up….
Hoping to check in from the wordpress app on my phone while we’re away! Hasta luego!
I am grateful for my book being in stock at Barnes and Noble! I had meant to look for it/ order it in advance, and forgot…so I wasn’t sure I could get it now so last minute. But they had it- yay. (I’ve been on waitlist at library but still not my turn…)