Did I Say Blogging Break?
Sunshine, sea and sand. I hear the ocean calling.
After a veryyyyyy long 2018 and much of 2017, I am ecstatic to share that we are heading off to Mexico!
We had planned our 2 month getaway last year – supposed to have spent February and March in sunny Puerto Vallarta, but my husband’s health had taken a turn for the worse in January, which had me cancelling our trip. I’m wondering if my angels were at work when I phoned to cancel the beautiful beach condo we rented, the lovely woman told me they would still hold the March reservation until later in February until my husband’s followup scope took place and we’d find out the results of his surgery and if he could fly.
We went back to the hospital for followup 2 weeks ago and we received a good report from the doctor. In an instant my husband piped up and asked Dr. B if we could go to Mexico. Dr. B said he didn’t want to say yes or no because of my hub’s ongoing condition and he pretty much left the ball in our court. I’m a worry wart every second of every day and had already resolved myself to the fact that this would be the first winter since we’ve been together that we weren’t getting away for a dose of sunshine. But within 2 days later my husband declared that he was sick and tired of sitting on a couch all day looking at darkness, snow and cold and said he’s got to live his life instead of sitting around waiting and wondering what might lie down the road. We both need a boost from winter and illness. So he asked me to call the condo lady and tell her we’re coming.
So I was busy last week re-booking our flights, with a minor penalty we had to pay, which I was more than happy to, and confirmed with Mexico that we will be coming. Of course, there was a lot of work involved to put this trip together, getting everything ready here, ample medications, travel insurance, and checking out the medical availabilities in Mexico should we need them, and HOUSE SITTING IN PLACE. Hubby can no longer walk for long distances, such as the good mile walk between airport checkin to the gates so I told him I’ll put him in a wheelchair and push him to the gate along with carting our carryon baggage. I’ve been sharpening my packing skills for sure, as carrying and lifting luggage is now all on me. I suppose going to the gym a few times a week will be paying off soon!
So, now that I’ve updated you all, I just want to add that I’ve never taken a vacation and stayed away from the computer, maintaining blogging while away. I can honestly say I am burnt out from the last year and particularly these past 2 months and want to inform you all that I have no set plans to post blogs for the month of March . . . maybe. We are leaving this weekend to spend the month down in Mexico. All I want is to be in sunshine and do nothing but walk the beach, read books and write. There will be no big adventures other than looking at the ocean (from the front view of our condo) and the mountains (from our bedroom). My brother and sister-in-law are already there staying in the building next to ours so it will be lovely to spend some time together.
Don’t be surprised if you see my ‘mug’ show up to read the odd blog if I should get ambitious.I just don’t intend on spending my precious vacation time reading 4 hours of blogs nightly, but I’m sure I’ll catch a few posts as I will be checking social media and may be tempted to click on a few posts via Facebook. Come on, I can’t stay away completely!
Most likely I’ll put up a few posts while I’m gone – after all, I may have to share a few photos of spectacular sunsets and such, so stay tuned!