What the heck is "t minus" anyway? Takeoff in minus "x" minutes? You know how you use phrases but never really think about their origin...
I'm likely driving everyone insane with my counting down, but listen, I have not had an honest-to-god vacation since 2000!!!!! 13 YEARS AGO PEOPLE!!!!! lol. And it was nice to go to San Fransisco for a week, it really was, but there was an ulterior motive; visiting DH's son (4 years old at the time) so while we did have a lot of fun, and did lots of touristy things, it was also a visit with a purpose, and dealing with an unpredictable, cantankerous Ex.
I'm an easy to please person, really. I mean, I was happy to go to New Orleans for a work convention in 2005?, even if that meant only getting to explore the city for a few hours, and going to the zumba convention in Florida last year was fun as well, for the sheer fact I was able to not be at anyone's beck & call (job, home, kids, spouse) but it WAS work in a way. The purpose was to absorb as much as I could to bring back to class and keep students enthused and coming to class.
So yeah, I'm excited!!! Had a stupid dream last night that I was going to Paris and for some reason was able to get on the plane without a passport, but would need it as soon as we landed....only problem being mine hasn't arrived in the mail yet! So I was really panicked.
And the other thing is: I have NEVER EVER SAT ON A BEACH PEOPLE!!!!!!! Ever!!!!!! I mean EVER!!!!! I have never even been in a swimsuit on ANY beach (Lake Michigan, heck not even the Rock River that goes through town). We have a man-made lake that people go swimming in at one of our local state parks, but um, I swear there is ALWAYS an ecoli problem there, so it's not real appealing.
There are places in WI that one can go, but well, it's not like when I was 60-70lbs more I was opting for THAT during the hot summer months. No thanks.
I'm happy to say I'm not nearly as stressed about the whole bikini thing. I've worn it once to the Y pool and twice now around friends (ha, though they were like..."um we didn't even SEE your swimsuit" because I'm real stealthy like that. Seriously. I was ninja-like getting in and out of the pool!
Clothes off RIGHT BEFORE i entered, and towel waiting for me as soon as i exited). Life is stressful. I just need to get away and relax, I don't care what I look like anymore. Though I guess that isn't *entirely* true because I did do a groupon today for a $17 spray tan at the salon. With my cancer concerns, I'm FINE being pale, but i would like to try to camouflage the stretch marks just a wee bit.