Ups and Downs and Ups and Downs

Back from the cruise. That’s me – para-sailing. Probably the most adventurous thing I’ve done since getting that perm in high school.

See that teeny-tiny itsy-bitsy yarn-like-string? That, and some hooks were the only things keeping me from floating off into the Caribbean Sea. And I’m not really sure that I didn’t want that to happen. It was way more peaceful and serene up there than any other day in my life.

Then the wind blew and the metal hooks started to rub together and I realized that all good things must come to an end & I was ready to not be dangling over an ocean like a worm on the end of a fishing line. 

The rest of the trip was fine. I enjoyed the whole cruising experience and can see why people like to do it – endless food, entertainment, drinks with umbrellas, people serving you non-stop. Way cool.

It had it’s good moments and it’s frustrating moments… but remember, I was on vacation with 11 other members of my family. The fact that we all made it back in one piece, still speaking to each other, and without anyone crying during an argument, is in itself a huge accomplishment.

Speaking of cool… this one turns 7 years old today.

She got sick on the cruise – a slight ear infection. Visiting the infirmary on the boat (after hours) and the ship’s doctor the next day cost more than all the fab umbrella drinks we consumed the entire time. *sigh* Thankfully, we were able to get some antibiotics and make sure she got lots of rest. She didn’t miss out on any of the fun though – per the doctor. She’s also really good at sharing – she passed her ick onto me.

We’re celebrating her coming into this world by having dinner at Chick-fil-a. ‘Cause nothing says “welcome to the world” like chicken on a bun with pickles and mayo. (she got to choose whatever she wanted for dinner – so there you have it) The cousins are coming over tonight to enjoy cupcakes and open presents.

Maybe tomorrow the ground will stop swaying.  


About jensmack

Non-Profit HR Director, Scrapbooker, Reader, TV Lover, and Crafter. Also, Neurotic, Sarcastic, Anxiety-filled Mom of Three.
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5 Responses to Ups and Downs and Ups and Downs

  1. Jules says:

    welcome home Princess! glad to hear you had a (relatively-no pun intended) good time!

    Sorry about Mackie, she is totally channeling you in that pic!

  2. jen jen says:

    so proud of you for playing worm!! lol!!

    happy bday to the girl one!

  3. Marti says:

    Happy BIrthday, Mackie Mo-licious! Glad you made it home safely.

  4. Kimberly says:

    welcome back!
    happy birthday to mackie!!!
    eat a cupcake for me. yum.

  5. RMSJr says:

    Welcome home Ms Jen;

    Wonderful to hear and share with your adventures.
    The parasiailing looks grand (reminds me of my glideride over the approach to Mt Desert Island)

    Happiet BirtheDay to the young’u.

    PS minus twopointnine here right now

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