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10 August 2009 @ 04:05 pm
Greetings From Sunny Sanibel!  
Okay, so technically there's a thunderstorm this afternoon, but that's fine by me; I've had enough sun before four p.m. today to last through the evening.

Anyhoo, vacation is going swimmingly (she said, grinning like a dork at her own pun).  Yesterday was full of oceanic waves, sandcastles, naps and sun.  Five year-old Lillian and I painted our toenails and did our hair, and I've already had more seafood since I've been here than I've had all year.

There is a lot of wildlife.  *purses lips*  Lizards and iguanas and pelican flybys and starfishes and sand dollars.  Little invisible bugs called sand fleas.  I'm soldiering through, though.  I was still in the room getting my swimsuit on when the boys and Nolan saw a dolphin - but they've teased me mercilessly about it.  Nolan said the guy was all mopey, asking where I was.  And Ethan is officially the boy who called 'dolphin.'  He and I spent a fantastic couple of hours playing in the ocean early this morning; he kept saying, "Mom!  MOM!  Dolphin!  There he is!  Behind you!!"  Inevitably, I turn to look (you would, too, if you'd been through my ordeal) and I see nothing.  He did this three or four times and then the last time he sneaked behind me and made the 'Eeee eee eee!" creepy, dolphin-like sound.

That kid is just his dad made OVER.

But we're having a great time.  We got the boys' bags last night, and with the exception of me wincing every time I touch my forehead (which I do about a hundred times a day) and a crappy restaurant experience last night (never, ever ever eat at the Island Cow, if you're in Sanibel - they're just awful people), it's been delightful in nearly every way possible.  My boys (all three of them) are gone to Miami to see a baseball game, and I'm blissfully alone.  :D  Happy vacation to me!

I know that I have worries and stresses waiting for me at home, but for now it's only vacation, and I'll think about all the rest of it later.  There'll be plenty of time for real life when I'm back in Texas, after all.
 
 
I feel:: cheerfulcheerful
I hear:: NCIS - Season One
 
 
 
Celina: Mirrorxoxrhapsodyxox on August 10th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
You know, I thought about you when I saw dolphins in Alaska. Thankfully, those dolphins are thousands of miles away from you at the moment!
Carrie Leigh: Vengeful Dolphinscarrie_leigh on August 10th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
That makes me feel safe, thank you!
seegrim: Aladdin 'oh' faceseegrim on August 10th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
The Island Cow, Carrie? The Island COW?

Enough said.

Glad the boys' bag showed up and that you're getting some relaxing done!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on August 10th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
I know. Lesson learned. It looked charming, but apathetic waitstaff and surly hostesses...
dragonsangel68: TW - Rob Leatherdragonsangel68 on August 10th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Glad you're having a good time and the bags have shown up! Why is it boys get off on teasing their mothers relentlessly?
tracyj23: Scenery - beach with umbrellatracyj23 on August 10th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
I'm glad your vacation is going well after its rough start. You deserve to relax and enjoy!
O Demanding One: Encourage: Bliss Sunflowerheyurs on August 10th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)


You know, I have something here that I want to send to you SO bad...I honestly had it BEFORE I knew of the dreaded dolphins...SWEAR!...I'mma skirred to.   >.<


I know that I have worries and stresses waiting for me at home, but for now it's only vacation, and I'll think about all the rest of it later. There'll be plenty of time for real life when I'm back in Texas, after all.   Amen! Don't EVEN think about real life. *nods*

Happy vacation to you! ;D

Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Celtic Heartjandjsalmon on August 11th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
How much do I love your son for teasing you? It's horrible - but it makes me giggle that he's just like his dad.

*hugs you* I'm glad you're having an awesome vaykay. :D