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just sayin’ … well, the munchies went away

Saturday, June 08, 2019



Yesterday afternoon … was, well tough. I no longer had a headache or felt yuckie so I guess Elvira my evil twin had more room in there to start yelling. I prowled the kitchen … I decided on a hot cup of tea so I put the kettle on. Minutes later the fire alarm went off and there was smoke everywhere. Evidently … you need to turn the fire on under the tea kettle instead of … an empty cast iron skillet.

Then … I decided to press a few things in my studio … that’s my fancy word for my craft room. Iron on, timer set so I wouldn’t forget … geeeze … and on to pressing. I got the bright idea to smooth out my calendar book that went on our month-long vacation … some of the pages had gotten rumpled … I log hubby’s meds and sleep patterns along with CPAP numbers. Well, it’s not a good idea to run your iron across … the outside plastic cover … ask me how I know.

So … I spent time cleaning up the iron and then the skillet. Skillet is now re-cured.

I got myself that cup of hot tea … hubby over saw the stove operation. And lo and behold … my tea bag had this to say … just yesterday I posted my plan of success:

If “plan A” didn’t work …the alphabet has 25 more letters. ~Unknown

Well, at least the munchies went away.

Day 3 of our cruise we docked at Cozumel. DS and DIL negotiated the rental of a car … good thing DIL speaks Spanish. And good thing DS drove … OH MY. We drove to what was supposed to be a Mayan ruin. It was a … tourist trap. Bummer.

We then drove to a beach and the g-kids had a fabulous time making sand castles and playing in the waves.

We then re-grouped and came up with a plan to find another Mayan ruin. This time … OH MY. Unfortunately, DIL and 2 ½ yo stayed in the rental so 2 ½ could take a nap while the rest of us explored the ruin. There were several “native” people there that took a liking to us and taught the 8 and 6 yos certain words in Mayan. I don’t even speak proper English most the time … I speak Texan … and I don’t have an ear for learning other languages. I marveled at the g-kids yacking back and forth with the people.

It was very tranquil and calming there and I enjoyed it greatly walking from each of the sites. The g-kids giggled over the iguanas.

Back to the rental and DIL and 2 ½. Then … DS “drove” us back to the ship … OH MY.

And the food on the ship … OH, MY GOODNESS!!! More on this … later.

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  • GOING-STRONG
    We visited friends in Chiapas Mexico a few years ago. The ruins were stunning. At one place, it was so secluded we were the only visitors there at the time. I marvel at the culture and find it so fascinating. One if the reasons I love to travel.

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    42 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Such is life!
    Love yr writing.
    I dream of vacationing with my grands.
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    42 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Love your stories of the trip -- those ancient Mayans were pretty clever to invent tourist traps way back when, right?

    Lovely that your DIL has good Spanish!! AND that you speak "Texan"!!!

    Congrats on vanquishing the munchies -- I'm really finding the intuitive eating is working pretty well for me at the moment . . . . and I'm enjoying what I DO eat so much more without the rigid tracking and calorie counting, just stopping when I'm full.
    42 days ago
  • TAMMYAND
    While I prefer coffee to tea, I drink both and do find that tea helps chase away my cravings. Glad you got through your challenges yesterday. I am doing well, back on track and seeing the scale move in the right direction again, after maintaining for quite a long time. It's slow but I'll take it. emoticon
    42 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Glad y'all (native Texan here) enjoyed Cozumel overall. I have fond memories of an extended weekend there with my three sisters a long time ago. Two are scuba divers and the other two of us went with snorkeling. We discovered nachos at our hotel dining room that were made with thick corn chips covered with black beans, goat cheese & a twist of lime.

    Your day was full of "Lucy moments" is a description we would use among us sisters -- in honor of Lucille Ball on the "I Love Lucy" television comedy.

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    42 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Important point: you survived, mishaps and all... and no munchies! emoticon

    Onward to Saturday!

    As for the food on that cruise... it's in the rearview, right? emoticon emoticon
    42 days ago
  • OVERWORKEDJANET
    I won't suggest it happening often but your mishaps contributed to not having time to munch, I think!

    Great job on the no munching and the clean up!

    Sounds like fun even being out in a different place.
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    42 days ago
  • no profile photo GRAMPIAN
    Entertaining blog.
    42 days ago
  • BLUE7684
    Wow. Today will go better!
    42 days ago
  • GETIT50
    Love that area!
    42 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Sheesh! Hope today is better for you!!!
    42 days ago
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