A year ago today was the worst day of my entire life. I will never forget the words, sights, sounds and feelings. Today what I am trying to remember is to breathe, to move forward, to know that there is no way to go back and undo that day, that there was nothing I did wrong. I am trying to remember that the world is not against me and that I have a wonderful supportive and loving husband that will go to the ends of the earth for me. I will remember the love that poured from around the world from our family and friends in our times of need. I will remember.
I'm in a holding pattern and HATE it. If you know me, you know I am the controller, time decider and general holder of all the schedules. This time, not so much. People keep changing things on me and it SUCKS. The stars need to align for me BIG TIME, throw up a little prayer in your spare time, thanks. Now that I have gotten that off my chest... what up peeps? Not a whole heck of a lot. Actually I take that back because I am super duper busy these days, but not with anything to really write about. I've take on another night at the gym, so I am at water aerobics two nights a week. And I'm shooting lots of weddings this month; 3 to be exact. Hence forth, lots going on, nothing to write about. What's making me smile: WEEDS is back, always a fun distraction; driving with the windows down, the a/c on and the radio blasting; ice coffee; Mom just got back from a month-long European tour and listening to her stories and seeing the perma-grin on her face makes me so so happy; chatting with my nephew on skype while he was on the European tour with my mother, it was so fun to see and hear about the trip through his eyes as well as hers; one of these nights I'm gonna have an ice cream sundae for dinner; going to the Brothers McCann/ Martin Sexton concert last night at the Jonathan Edwards Winery. Things that are making me crazy: reread the first paragraph; the heat because it makes me want to stay home and not enjoy the awesome long days; although the music was great at the concert last night the rain was a downer and it made the trip home terrible; on top of that hubby was away most of last week and didn’t get home until about 3 minutes before I was headed out for said concert; we tried a new Indian restaurant and didn't like it; doctors and their procedures; too hot wedding shoots; the fact that vacation is long over for me this year. Ciao xo S
On vacation* and loving it....mostly. I am a gal who likes things to do and hubby is a guy that likes to do nothing. I get antsy when I don't have anything scheduled to do. But not this year!!! This year is all about giving in and trying to just relax. AND I DID IT! I was all about not having schedules and (trying) not to worry about what to do. I read and listened to the radio and some saved up podcasts on the ipod... I ate and cooked and drank coffee all day. I sat in the sun and played games on the ipad.
Most of this is because we had a great place to stay that had the beach breeze right in our faces. I didn't even have to sit in the sand to enjoy the breeze off the ocean and the sun warming my skin. This apartment had all the bells and whistles and was super comfortable too. One bedroom with a comfy bed and air conditioning for those nights that get super balmy. The living room/ kitchen was not air conditioned but with the ocean breeze and the ceiling fan it was perfect. There was wirless internet, cable with a big TV, awesome kitchen and grill on the deck. This may all seem like a no-brainer, but for apartment/ condo living in Provincetown you can't always find these amenities. We walked and ate and shopped.
I bought a gorgeous new ring. If you can believe it I saw the ring last year and didn't buy it. It is one of my problems. I always find things I want, walk away and then end up pining for them. Most of the time I forget and it is a dollar saved but not this time. I thought about that damn ring all year long. I barely bought anything for myself because I was trying to figure out a way to get that ring. I looked all over the interweb and couldn't find it. I mentioned it to hubby and he said that I should've just bought it when I saw it. I was going to buy it but we ended up leaving a day early last year (a whole other story) and never got back to the store. So this year, Sunday morning, first stop, the gallery that had the ring. AND IT WAS STILL THERE. Part of me wondered why it never sold but the other part of me was screaming with joy. I bought it that afternoon and LOVE IT. It's a great ring. The reason that I couldn't find the ring anywhere else is because it is a one of a kind! Wahoo. What a find.
Then on Wednesday afternoon my bestie showed up with her hubby and daughter and we had a great time. We lunched and shopped and ate ice cream and played at the playground. I ended up downloading a bunch of kiddie apps to the ipad so Olivia could be occupied. What a ripoff! Those apps prey on children and the fact that they will whine until you pay for the extra stuff. (note- Olivia did not whine, she was very patient while we looked for apps and enjoyed every minute of it) There was one app where you could only play the game once through. LAME! She finished it in like two minutes flat. L.A.M.E!
Friday night (our last night) we went out to eat at the Mews (very many people recommended it and rightly so, it was delicious) and John Waters came in and sat at the bar with some friends. You can't say that you've stayed in P-Town unless you've had a John Waters sighting. Then we went to see the latest Varla Jean Merman in Topping Myself. It was hilarious! As always a GREAT TIME. Congrats to my good friend Jacques, well done!
We returned on Saturday and enjoyed the evening with some friends that we haven't gotten to see in a long while.
All in all vacation was great.
(* This was started while on vacation and finished a week later)