Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sun Kissed Beaches And Bikinis

I took last week off work. It was my week to recharge and relax. My plan was to meet friends for lunch on Monday (which I did -- yay!), get a mani/pedi (which I did), get massages, read books, relax, get caught up on cleaning out things we no longer use, spend time weeding and prepping the garden, all those things that I don't have time to do on a regular basis.


Except for Monday, I spent essentially all my time either at the wee ones' preschool getting ready for our Cinco de Mayo fundraiser or at the local elementary school prepping for and working their rummage sale. While I did read the Twilight books, that was late late at night.

My week off? A major FAIL. And yes, I know it's my fault.

My new theory? I need to go away for a vacation. And I think I need to do it by myself, maybe with a few friends. For five days or so. I wouldn't want to be away from the wee ones for longer than that.

Unfortunately, that's so not happening for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that a guy who works for me is traveling the first week of June and then July 6 to August 3, which pretty much kills the entire summer.

But I can dream, right?

In my dreams, I'm headed to Mexico. I figure it has to be cheap at this point, right? And it's warm. And friendly. The plane trip isn't too long. The food is great, as are the drinks.

I think I'm at an all inclusive resort, and the best part is that the food has no calories, nor do the drinks. And the all inclusive includes all the fun things like SCUBA that I haven't done since before Mister Man was born and the trapeze school that I would so love to do. They even have horseback riding on the beach.

It doesn't rain there, which is nice, and I'm at one of the places where the vendors aren't allowed to congregate on the beaches and drive you nuts. I'm usually pretty good about keeping them away from me (there's something about living IN Chicago that tends to give people the vibe not to bother you), but it's nice to not have to worry about it.

Oh, I'm so ready to go. What else am I missing?

Do you think the chaise lounge on the deck with my toes in the wee ones' sandbox with a margarita will cut it? Maybe if I add some homemade guac and chips.


Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) May 6, 2009 at 10:49 PM  

Thanks for the small, virtual vacation you just took me on. ALMOST felt like I was there. Wait a minute, let me go get a margarita...

Much better!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) May 6, 2009 at 10:49 PM  
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Melisa with one S May 7, 2009 at 7:05 AM  

Awesome visual. I could use a vacay away as well. :)

At least we had our lunch! :)

Karen May 7, 2009 at 7:20 AM  

I'm thinking even a weekend away at a resort in Mexico would be nice. And you're right - I'll bet you can do an entire weekend in there with all the bells and whistles for a mere few hundred, including air fare. Maybe we should all go.

sherri May 7, 2009 at 8:23 AM  

Sounds lovely. Just be sure to sanitize the scuba gear. And the margarita glass.

MaBunny May 7, 2009 at 8:30 AM  

anything with a margarita sounds good to me!

April May 7, 2009 at 8:30 AM  

Sounds wonderful.

septembermom May 7, 2009 at 9:18 AM  

Warm sands, gentle breezes, beautiful sunsets...Thanks for taking me there for just a minute. Now I'm back to reality. My three year old is screaming at the top of her lungs at her brother. A vacation alone would be "selfishly" delightful :)

Life with Kaishon May 7, 2009 at 9:30 AM  

I agree! Mexico would be a perfect vacation destination! I hope you can go soon! Whenever I stay around here it is hard to relax. Staycations don't float my boat : ).

Heatherlyn May 7, 2009 at 10:16 AM  

Hi! I'm visiting from the writers workshop.

I think ... if your margarita is good enough and if you have more than one it might just cut it, for a little while. :) There is nothing like the therapy of white soft sand!

Christy May 7, 2009 at 11:12 AM  

I hadn't thought of a margarita in ages! Yummy. Enjoyed your post.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine May 7, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

you might be able to trick yourself into thinking your in Mexico. Grab a little umbrella to put in your drink and close your eyes....REALLY tight.

Jen May 7, 2009 at 5:11 PM  

I'd love a vacation too right about now. Thanks so much for visiting my site and leaving great comments. Do stop by again.

Michelle May 7, 2009 at 9:59 PM  

JAM - Hey, glad I could help. I'm still waiting for my margarita ;)

Melisa - Yep, at least we had that. I could have used a few more of those though. Tonight out was fun though!

Karen - I'm in. You find the details, and I'll show up :)

sherri - I bring my own mask and snorkel and fins. The margarita glass I hadn't thought of before.

MaBunny - Hey, way to set the bar high ;)

April - Doesn't it, though?

septembermom - Yeah the screaming amongst kids kinda kills that fantasy, doesn't it?

Life with Kaishon - I'm not counting on it, but it would be lovely. We did that for our honeymoon and it was so much fun.

Heatherlyn - The therapy of the white sand or the therapy of the margarita?

Christy - Thanks! I'm impressed that you've kept margaritas out of your mind.

Amy - Oooo, maybe the umbrella will be the key. I'll have to try it!

Jen - Thanks, that was so kind of you. It sounds like a vacation is pretty needed by a lot of people right now!

Cookie May 8, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

I want to come too!

Michelle May 9, 2009 at 10:07 PM  

Cookie - You're more than welcome to... so what are you bringing with you to the party? :)

Heather May 14, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

I hear what your saying sister! I would opt for something more foresty than the beach, but I hear you.

You know they say that mid-westerners are not as friendly as say, Southerners. It may have to do with all the snow and slush we have to put up with though.

Michelle May 15, 2009 at 4:29 PM  

Heather - If you're looking for forest, you can come hang out in my backyard ;)

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