Archives For January 2013

I unexpectedly had the day off, so I took advantage of it and got busy. With my surgery just a little over a week away, and me feeling the need to get as many things prepared as possible, I went to work in the kitchen. And you know I have a gazillion list lined up on the kitchen counter top of things “to do”.

I now have prepared and placed in the freezer, cooked ground turkey and onions, you know…….for chili or spaghetti or sloppy joes, or whatever sounds good one day with cooked ground turkey! Shredded BBQ pork, shredded Crockpot Salsa Chicken, a dozen cooked turkey Burgers, and some browned Italian Sweet Chicken Sausage. I feel like the freezer is now prepared. It’s not like Mike can’t pick us up dinner on the way home from work too, I just wanted to be able to prepare a few things and know the points value on them. ๐Ÿ™‚

While cooking things up, I turned on the “self clean” oven option. “Clean Oven” was on my pre-surgery “To Do List”. The house filled up terribly with smoke, and it was snowing outside! In order to prevent smoke alarms and unhappy dogs, I opened up windows and doors and flipped on the ceiling fan. Thank GOODNESS we got the furnace motor fixed! I really gave it a good workout today!

Breakfast
Toast with Better N Peanut Butter and banana slices
Egg whites
Coffee with skim milk

5 PPV


Lunch
Pork sandwich on 80 calorie bun
Tomatoes, carrots

8 PPV

WW Fudge Bar
3 PPV

Dinner

Zatarans Red Beans And Rice
Turkey Kielbasa
And a whole bunch of Roasted Brussels Sprouts


7 PPV

Activity Points Earned Today = 4
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 6
How many glasses of water I drank today = 9

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

Breakfast

Toast
Egg whites
Cheese
Bacon Pieces
Coffee with milk

6 PPV


Lunch
Turkey Taco Salad

10 PPV

Toast with Biscotti Spread
3 PPV

Banana
0 PPV

Dinner with a old Friend…it was great to catch up, and it was the best part of my day!

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Wine
12 PPV

1/2 Turkey Burger
6 PPV

1/2 order sweet potato fries
5 PPV

Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 6
How many glasses of water I drank today = 6

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

A few Vacation Pictures…..

January 29, 2013

These are more pictures from “The Unbelievable Vacation” that I felt I HAD to post!

Enjoy….

Me and My Man…..

Me and my man AND Dick and The Funny Lady…

This is Hector! He booked our excursions. He picked up on the fact that Lissa was the boss, and Laura was the funny one.

We received kisses from him and and gave him kisses the rest of the week!

Lissa, AKA, “The First Lady” and Jim. (All of the pictures in this post are Thanks to “The First Lady”!)

“Just Becky” and Buck!

Trike rides for the girls! I’m in front! Surprise!!

Strike a pose…..First Lady.

All Giggles…..

Wait! Lip Gloss!!

This is robbery day. While the guys were at the police station, we frantically awaited their return……here…….in hammocks.

Then Laura wanted to play games with the employees……
(Look at me reprimanding her!)

Okay, fine. I’ll lighten up. “Cheese!”


Then….props.

Why do we always think this is so damn funny?

Every one of us!

So easily entertained.

Hey Guys! This is a Stick Up! (Too soon?)

Laura thought it was funny. She IS the funny one.

Damn! Is my shellac cracking??

Charlie’s Angels……or something.

Laura, telling a joke……or something.

Fresh Coconut?


Okay!

The whole thing just looked like a bad idea……

But the trails were gorgeous!

I think this is where Dick and The Funny Lady broke down.

Mike showing us that we don’t really need a glass after all.

Pool time!

This is when I got all sorts of great ideas!

Like this!


AND this!

Oh look! More props!

Too many beers at the pool makes everything funny……

No beer here, but check out how HOT Dick looks in The Funny Lady’s glasses.

Meat on a stick anyone? (I just wanna be in all the pictures…see me?)

But seriously…..meat anyone?

This is odd, because “The First Lady” is a vegetarian.

Then, a Rock Star night!

The Drummer…..he no speak no English, but was all smiles…..

I have noooooo idea……OZZY?

The Lead Singer……Lissa stopped everyone for a picture!!

Random guest all dressed up!

Fun Photo’s!

We can laugh now……..(Dick is still unsure of making light of the robbery).

Me, taking a picture of Lissa taking a picture of me!

Becky and I have the same taste in vacation shoes!!

Until next trip! And a Free Trip at that. Thank you Mr. Burglar.

I love you honey! Glad we didn’t let a little robbery at gun point and fainting and vomiting on the plane and the furnace motor going out at home and your back going out, ruin our otherwise perfect vacation!

You’re the BEST!


“love the life you live, live the life you love”

Just food……

January 29, 2013

Busy, busy……..sorry for the super boring post.

Here…..I stole a joke from Ellen.

Why didnโ€™t the two 4s want any lunch? They already 8.
โ€”Ellen

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I know you smiled…..

Breakfast
Grapefruit
Greek yogurt with PB2 Chocolate and 1 Truvia
Coffee

4 PPV

Grocery Store Salad Bar
Chicken, Olive Oil, Kidney Beans, Soy Beans and lots of Zero Point veggies.

8 PPV

Stephanie’s Shredded Pork on an 80 calorie Bun
Waffle fries
Broccoli Salad

15 PPV

Activity Points Earned Today = 4
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 22
How many glasses of water I drank today = 9

It’s been a great week so far!!

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“love the life you live, live the life you love”

The Birthday Princess!

She loves her Papa Mike!
(He is in complete heaven right here!)

And she wouldn’t leave his lap……
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Amiyah and Aunt Jordan.
(Jordan and I told Amiyah to go tell her mom it was time to open presents. Amiyah looked at the both of us and said….”But some people are still eating.”
Jordan and I just looked at each other, knowing we were rotten and the princess was sweet as sugar!)

Anne, Amiyah’s mom, always throws a great party!

Presents!

Lots and lots of Princesses!!

Breakfast
French Toast (made with my 1 PPV per slice Trader Joe’s Bread and egg Whites)
Syrup
Scrambled Egg Whites
Coffee with Skim Milk

8 PPV

Birthday Party Snacks

12? PPV

Turkey Taco Salad

12 PPV

Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 23
How many glasses of water I drank today = 8

Happy Birthday Princess Amiyah!

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

A Much Better Day……

January 28, 2013

This is my day Saturday……I seem to be having a hard time catching up my blog since vacation!!

Breakfast in bed. It’s NOT just for vacation. ๐Ÿ™‚

English Muffin topped with egg beaters, turkey sausage and cheese. A little ketchup for dipping.


7 PPV

Then the mutts and I headed out for a much needed walk. We took the hilly grassy route. I zigged and I zagged up and down all the hills trying to make the most of my eagerness to get some exercise in today. When the dogs had had enough, we came home. I dropped them off and headed back out. The cool fresh air surprisingly felt good, and I figured since I was in the mood, I might as well continue. The amount of goose poop I encountered on the neighborhood path made for a nice obstacle course and improved my lower body workout.

I had coffee with milk (and drank lots of water) and a banana when I got home.

1 PPV

Lunch
Leftover Tuna Noodle Casserole
10 PPV


Snack
Coffee and Breakfast Cookies

4 PPV

Dinner
“To Go!”
Grilled Chicken, Cheese, Avocado, Dressing and TONS of lettuce!
12 PPV

Activity Points Earned Today = 4
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 29
How many glasses of water I drank today = 9


“love the life you live, live the life you love”

….with no exercise and no meeting. I know.

I spent Friday morning at home waiting for the furnace guy to come to replace the motor that went out while we were on vacation. I didn’t even include that in my “Vacation” blog, assuming no one would believe it anyway. Thank goodness we had house sitters, or we could have really come home to a gigantic mess!!

Before the furnace incident, I had planned to attend my WW meeting, but I wasn’t going to weigh in. I thought I would give myself a week to shed any vacation weight and water retention!! I’m no fool. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, maybe I am. Just a little.

My Friday was anything but exciting. Mostly bills, sorting mail, laundry, waiting for the furnace guy and filling out pre-op paper work for my surgery.

I did get to play catch up with a girl friend over coffee in the morning and another girl friend with some wine for an impromptu Happy Hour. Those were the best moments of my day.

The days eats…..

Coffee with skim milk
banana

1 PPV

Breakfast Cookies
Click Here for the recipe.

One Cookie = 2 PPV

6 PPV

Lunch
I ate the whole bag…….

8 PPV

I loved the sauce……

Snack
Toast with this…..
1 T. = 2 PPV
(thank goodness I have small toast)

4 PPV

Happy Hour and wine….
8 PPV

Veggies and hummus…..
2 PPV


Dinner
Un photographed Pizza
9 PPV

Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 37
How many glasses of water I drank today = 3

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

MRI results……

January 25, 2013

So I sat waiting…..staring at that computer………

………knowing the results were in there somewhere. Then Dr. Gurley entered the room. This is what he said.

“We’ll, I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is….I found the problem. The bad news is….I found the problem.”

I like this guy.

I am having surgery on February 8th to repair my torn Rotator Cuff. He was completely honest and told me that one week after surgery, I will regret having surgery. Two weeks after surgery, I will regret even more that I had the surgery. Three to Four weeks after surgery, I will begin to feel better. Three months after surgery, I should be able to return to Boot Camp with limited weights, and work my way to a full recovery! Yay!

I only wish I would have pursued this many months ago.

Before my afternoon appointment, I had a full morning at home still trying to get vacation laundry done. Everything we took smelled wet? So I washed every item of clothing we took, which as usual, was way too much! ๐Ÿ™‚

During laundry, I had a good treadmill workout.

It felt good to get a little workout in today and get back into somewhat of a routine. I did a “walking treadmill workout” from one of the blogs I follow. I like the blog and it is one that I take a lot of great info from. I love the way she writes, her dog is adorable, most of her recipes are simple and I think if we had the opportunity to meet, we’d be friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

Click Here to check out her blog.

I did alter it a bit because my treadmill only inclines to a 10, and keeping a walking speed of 4.0 with my 24″ long legs is an almost impossible task.

I kept my pace at 3.5 and at instead of the incline at 11, 12 and 13, I replaced that with 8, 9 and 10. At the end, I did a 5 minute cool down at 3.0.

Then I did a few crunches, and by a few, I mean 3. Then I played with the dogs because while I was lying on the floor, they were both breathing heavily right in my face. Then I mustered up the energy to do 50 crunches.

Maybe tomorrow I can do more. Like say 3, then 50, then 50 more, then 3.

Here are the days eats…….

Breakfast
Trader Joes Bread for toast
Egg Beaters, Reduced Fat Cheese, Bacon Pieces

5 PPV

……and coffee

Lunch
Lettuce, chicken, carrots, red onion, reduced fat feta, cucumber
balsamic vinegar, olive oil

7 PPV

I like my salads all chopped up!

Dinner
Comfort Food
Tuna Casserole

This just screams “MOM!” to me.

Egg Noodles, Tuna, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Canned Peas,
Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese, Skim Milk and Panko Bread Crumbs

12 PPV

I drank lots and lots and lots of water!


“love the life you live, live the life you love”

Vacation is over.

My little sausage toes are happy I am done with liquor and bacon for breakfast, followed by beer and nacho’s for lunch, followed by whatever was set in front of me for dinner. These little toes have been carrying a lot of weight and they would like for me to lighten the load a bit.

I enjoyed vacationing this close to the first of the year and had planned on spending lots of vacation time reflecting and coming up with resolutions. Due to some of the events that took place, just being alive and together dominated any resolutions or reflections and instead included lots of relaxing and playing and a lot of celebrating!

Since the plane landed safely, and we are all alive and back to REAL life, the reflecting can begin, and the resolutions determined before vacation anyway, can now begin.

It’s time to break through the 160’s plateau and get to goal.

It’s time to put Weight Watchers and me…..to work!

I let my shoulder issue get in the way of exercising at all, except for a treadmill workout here and there, and that was bad. My plan is to get in as much cardio as I can, and work in some toning and core exercises without using my shoulder. There are a lot of things that I know that I can do, but I have been making excuses, and truthfully I was in a lot of pain and feeling frustrated. The pain is still there, but I can not believe how toned I was feeling, and how quickly that went away!

I have a Doctor’s appointment on Thursday afternoon to go over my MRI results, so there should be some sort of a plan into action soon as to how that pain can be resolved, and how can I get a healthy shoulder back!

Here are the days eats……..

(I did not journal in my regular journal over vacation. My week begins on Friday, and things will be back to my usual format starting with my blog for Friday)

Breakfast
Oatmeal Banana Pancake

6 PPV

Lunch
Luna Bar
5 PPV

Dinner
Chicken Caesar Salad
12 PPV

Lots and lots and lots of water……for my little sausage toes……

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

An Unbelievable Vacation!

January 23, 2013

Unbelievably good, and some parts…….Unbelievably bad. But truly in the end………

Unbelievably FUN!

What you are about to read is true. This story is based on the actual events that took place over the last 7 days. The names used in this story are real.

On Wednesday morning we left at 4:30 am to go to the airport. Once there, we would meet up with Dick and Laura, and Buck and Becky. We were going to the Hard Rock Cafe in the Dominican Republic, where we would meet up with Jim and Melissa for an adventure filled week of fun (and other adventures as well, not so fun).

Our first flight into Charlotte was completely uneventful, so for excitement, I reclined my seat, and then put it in it’s upright position as many times as possible just to annoy Dick, who was seated behind me. The second flight into the Dominican was a little different. I have often wondered how awful it would be to have to sit beside a complete stranger as they utilized the “barf bag”. Well, I have a bit of a better idea about that now. I began to feel a little……odd? I looked at Mike and said “I kinda feel weird. I kinda think I feel sick at my stomach. I kinda feel like I could faint. I think I’m gonna faint. I’m f a i n t i n g . . . . .” Then I fainted. He said my face turned white and my lips turned blue. He said I freaked him out. Then I opened my eyes…..halfway……and vomited. The lady beside me was eating lunch. I felt terrible, for her. Ten minutes later, I was fine. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really felt bad for the complete stranger sitting beside me as I utilized the “barf bag”.

Now……Laura and Melissa are notorious for getting a “good deal”. They will….and can…..dodge a cover charge, get a discount, or a freebie…..at any opportunity that presents itself….or maybe even if it doesn’t present itself.

When we checked in, Jim and Melissa greeted us at the entrance all smiles and just a tad tipsy. They let us know that they were very special guest and that they had been moved to the Presidential Suite, and for the rest of the trip, Melissa would be referred to as “The First Lady.” They also let us know that they would be hosting a dinner party in their room one night. (Much more on THAT later.) “The First Lady” convinced us all that with a little cash, we could all upgrade our rooms and be right on the beach, probably super close to their very own Presidential Suite. After checking out the resort a bit, and indulging in a few cocktails, we ended the night in Jim and Melissa’s suite, agreeing that we ALL should upgrade our rooms. The next morning, after successfully being told we could transfer to a fancy room on the beach, (but not a Presidential Suite) we all made the move. Then we went to visit the “Excursion Desk”, and got the rest of the week booked up. Here is where we met Hector. Hector was adorable and we took lots of pictures with him, but unfortunately, I don’t have any of those. He was a doll……full of hugs and kisses and smiles all week long! Hector quickly picked up on the fact that “The First Lady” was in charge, and Laura was the funny one, except he called Laura funny looking. I am certain he meant that she looked like she was the funny one, not that she was funny looking. Language barriers…….

We scheduled Couples Massages, Four-wheelers, Horseback Riding, Golf, Trek Bike tours and a city tour that involved zip lines. Then we packed up all that we unpacked the night before so we could move to our upgraded room on the beach! HOLLA!!

Breakfast in bed in the suite that we did have was perfect!!

We all moved to rooms right by one of the many many pools and on the beach, and then we got all settled in. Mike and I actually were “adjoined” to “The First Ladies” presidential Suite. It was an honor. We spent the rest of the day poolside and in the pool. They have those pools that are shallow on the side so you can just set your lounge chair right in the water! Ahhhhh………….

We ate at the Mexican restaurant that night for dinner, and I loved and over indulged in guac and shrimp fajitas! Only seven of us made it to dinner, but I’m not naming any names. ( l a u r a )

Friday morning started with a nice breakfast at one of the many restaurants followed by a group meeting in our room. Then the boys and girls went separate ways. Boys to golf, except for Jim, his shoulder has an ouchy, and girls to trikes! With our helmets, knee pads and elbow pads, we looked more like roller bladders, but we enjoyed our guided tour around the resort. This is where we met Ronald, the photographer, who fell in love with Laura, and then we ALL fell in love with Ronald. One of Ronald’s favorite Laura moments was when she laid on the concrete beside her parked trike and posed as though she had fallen off, while Melissa and Becky and I stood beside her with concerned expressions on our face. Later on our tour we asked our trike tour guide to PLEASE stop at the golf course for Cervesa! There, we proceeded to enter the club house in full helmets and pads and demand Cervesa! Such fun friends!!!

Then we had a nice Girly lunch……..

…….then to the beach!!

Things were going as one would expect on a vacation. Great fun with friends, lots of drinks, good food, pool time and beach time! Then things changed.

The boys returned early from golf to tell us they had been robbed…..at GUN POINT….on the 11th hole! A guy literally came out of the woods with a ski mask on and put a gun in their faces and demanded all of their cash and wedding rings and then ran back into the woods, apologizing that the Dominican Republic economy was bad. The rest of the day was spent filling out reports, trying to remain calm, and a trip to the Police Station for the guys, which was scary, because later we realized none of the guys had cell phones on them. We were all a little freaked out and clueless as what to do, so we went to the adult pool. True story.

Who knows what to do in a situation like that? Something you just don’t plan for. So we pretended not to be freaked out, ordered drinks, and patiently waited for their safe return.

After attempting to calm everyone and then returning to the suite, “The First Lady” took charge and called management to assure that we would have whatever we wanted for the rest of the week. And we did. “The First Lady” ordered an Italian Feast for dinner delivered to the Suite, including wine, champagne and a Birthday cake for Dick. Oh yeah, Happy Birthday Dick! You got ROBBED! Brings a whole new meaning to that expression, which we said over and over again the rest of the week. You gotta have fun, people. I am guessing this birthday is one he will never forget.

We had a Complete Italian Feast!
That’s “The First Lady”.

Delivered to the Suite!

Then Dick cut the cake!

The next morning, Saturday, Mike and I took a nice walk on the beach, then we chilled on the beach and just listened to the waves…..you know…..actual vacation stuff!

We all met up later for Four Wheeling! Lots of fun! Then Dick and Laura’s Four Wheeler broke down. True Story. It was replaced. Then Buck and Becky’s Four Wheeler broke down. True Story. Now we just laugh. Then lunch around the pool and lots and lots of pool play with lots of beverages and too few snacks. At some point, and after several beverages, I decided this looked like a good idea………

With the luck we were having, and by luck, I don’t really mean luck at all, I am surprised, yet grateful, that it didn’t strangle me!!

Then? Horseback rides on the beach! Mike and I passed on this. I’m allergic, and Mike seemed content to pass on this activity. I did have a good time taking pictures though before they headed out!

The helmet AND the hat cracked me up!!!

Here is “The First Lady” and Jim. She claims that during the ride down the beach, Laura’s horse, Burrito, bit her on the leg, but the bite mark looked like an old bicycle wreck scar from her childhood. Like we need to make anything up!!!

Then dinner at The Japanese Steak House! The food was awesome!! Becky did lots of shots! I was impressed! Jim left the table before dinner was served. Too many cocktails. Wussy.

Sunday was Spa Day, and I was really looking forward to this! We all had breakfast and returned to the room to discuss the days events. It was rainy out, and we all ended up hanging out together in the room until we got hungry again. (The food here was all awesome!) so we went to the Pizzeria! Following a full belly of pizza and beer, we went for our spa afternoon! Makes perfect sense to me!

This was my favorite Spa experience ever. It all began with the sauna, followed by a cold shower (not my favorite part at all!), followed by the steam room, followed by an ice bath (surprisingly, I liked this part), followed by a Clay bath, followed by time in the jacuzzi before I met up with Mike in the relaxing area. Then we were escorted to our Couples Suite for our “Romantic Massage”. The following things all took place in our private little Massage Suite. I was blown away! First…..they washed our feet! It was a fabulous side by side foot scrub. Then they took us to our steam room with fancy water in a fancy glass! Then? A cold shower in our fancy Suite! Why do they keep doing this cold water thing? I think it might open your pores? Then they put us into our sauna with a cold bottle of water. Then…..still in our private Massage Suite, a bubble bath with champagne!! I was so completely relaxed, I couldn’t even imagine how great this massage was going to be. Next was the massage, and the ladies did not disappoint! Everything was perfect. They ended the massage by placing my hand in Mikes hand. It was sweet. I was all relaxed and smiles.

Then? Dinner, drinks and the Casino with our friends! It was my favorite day of vacation! Nobody got robbed or anything!

Monday……everyone (but me) met in the lobby at 8:00 am for a City Tour and Zip line excursion. I had no desire to get up early. I ordered room service and relaxed on my patio…….

Then I walked the beach…..

And played in the sand……

I did this for Dick’s Facebook page. I felt bad about his birthday robbery.
(And his name makes me giggle every time I say it)

Then I found a spot and settled in.

If I turn around, I can see our room……

Right behind me is a bar……..

This vacation doesn’t suck……..no matter what you might think.

Then the gang returned, and we had lunch. Then more drinks on the beach…….and a few photos…..

Hey boys…..JUMP!
(They tried)

Now flex!
(Or dance)


Jump ladies!
(Perfect, duh)

Do something stupid……

More stupid stuff…..

We’re sexy and we know it. (Or just tired of standing.)

We don’t know him, but he happened to be walking by…..European?

then more drinks poolside……

This is Ronald, our new friend. He was super sweet all week and was madly in love with Laura. Who isn’t?

He was just so happy!

Then, dinner at the Brazilian restaurant. Basically …..Meat on a stick. Then to the casino…..karaoke…….80’s Rock Band. It was our last night, so we tried to get it all in…….

Ronald asked to meet us Tuesday morning before we left so he could give us presents! So we planned out our gifts for Ronald.

One more Room Service breakfast and a walk on the beach with my honey….

Then our Good-Byes to Ronald…….

He gave all the girls a special gift. Here is mine. I might be in love.

Laura, his favorite, gave him Dick’s sandals. The shoes he did have were too small and hurt his feet, and usually when we would run into Ronald, he was wearing no shoes at all. He was truly ecstatic! Did I mention I might be in love?

Laura also gave him Dicks birthday cake. We just had TOO MUCH food!

I gave him a handkerchief that said “Love” all over it. We all signed our names. (When I saw Ronald in the lobby later, he had the hanky around his neck.) I am in love.

“The First Lady” gave Ronald her Disney Thermal Mugs and Champagne. I found the champagne appropriate, sine she is “The First Lady”.

Then it was time to leave……

Believe it or not, while going through security, Mikes back went out.
True Story.

Then we waited in line for our airplane.
(Becky doesn’t really like to have her picture taken, so being respectful of that, I am only showing half of her.)

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Laura is really sad here because vacation is over, Dick doesn’t have a wedding ring anymore, Mike’s back is now out, and someone in our group (who really truly shall remain nameless) has a really bad hemorrhoid issue and is NOT looking forward to an all day Travel Day!

Airport madness……(we really did make everything funny)
At times, we took pictures with the guys holding their hands in the air as though they were being robbed. Too early???

Kinda cool, huh?

Glad I took the iPad, I think my camera broke while we were on vacation. Or I don’t know how to use it properly. That’s always a possibility. Nah……..

Mike was in a great deal of pain for the entire flight. He asked me to have the “barf bag” ready just in case. True Story. The Barf Bag comes full circle. He didn’t end up needing it. Thank goodness. That really would have ruined the flight for me!

We landed safely, believe it or not.

The Hotel said they will refund our trip, along with refunding Dick and Laura, and Buck and Becky. They said they would also give us a voucher for a future 7 day trip. “The First Lady” and her husband were not involved, so they got screwed and didn’t get a free trip, but they still have their cash and Jim’s wedding ring. Wait. Jim doesn’t even wear a wedding ring. Nothing bad happened to Jim and “The First Lady” the whole entire trip.

This morning, I received this text from “The First Lady”.

It says……

“As I am getting ready to leave for work, I realize that there was nothing NORMAL about this vacation. Jim and I didn’t leave Punta Cana until 10pm last night, only to find at 2:00am someone broke into his truck. We hope you guys had fun because we did! Love, the First Lady!”

Thank goodness something bad happened to them too, because I was starting to think it just wasn’t fair.

Now I can’t wait to plan our next vacation together!

A few random photos……

Adult pool….

“The First Lady” …falling…..

Our view….(pointless picture, but the pool and the beach were right there.)

My alone day at the beach…..

One of the many pools…..

“The First Lady” and her favorite place to sit in her Suite.

Drinks Ladies??

Oh girl…….

The Living Room in the Presidential Suite…..

Jim……

This is a picture of “Vacation” being swept away…….

In the end…..we all are home safe, and that’s really all that matters.

I thank God for my friends that I can truly have fun with staring at a blank wall, or perhaps while sitting on a beautiful beach! They all make me smile and I can’t wait for our next adventure!

“Love the life you live, live the life you love”