Sunday, December 31, 2006

Cruise Excursions

Making my reservations today for the excursions on my cruise. The picture above is from Belize and it is the Cave Tubing excursion. I think this will be way too much fun!! On this excursion you actually tube through 2 caves...how exciting is that?!?!

William left yesterday to return home for California. I miss him already. *sigh*

It's New Years Eve and I've got no plans. I'm trying to get my house cleaned a bit and do a few things that won't be too taxing on my brain...I'm a bit fried after the long drive back and forth to Charlotte for William.

I'll be getting 2 more applications out this week for my PhD. I'm applying to Ohio State and Michgan. Must keep all options open! Be an opportunist! Don't put all my eggs in one basket!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Happy Holidays!!


William flies in today and I'm so very, very excited!! I can't wait to see him. Richard is driving us to my sisters house and the whole family will be spending Christmas together.

I wanted to wish all my friends, and those I don't know who might stop by this blog, a very, VERY Merry Christmas. I'll be back before the New Year...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

What I'm looking forward to....

Today on the cruise board I'm a member of someone started a thread about what we're looking forward to on the cruise. Here were my answers....

That moment, when the ship pulls away from the dock and you feel that first sea-breeze on your face that tells you "We have set sail"...

Towel animals on my bed everynight....

Screaming like a girl while doing the zip-line in Honduras...

Sending postcards that say "having a FABULOUS time in.....

"Writing about my travels in my journal...

Not having to work on my master's thesis the whole week I'm gone!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

75 days!!

I can't WAIT to go on my cruise. I'm imagining myself right now waking up from sleeping soundly...the gentle rocking of the boat is wonderful...and I think to myself, I'd like some coffee and some breakfast. It's so easy to just dial in for room service...

Room Service:"Morny. Ruin sorbees"

Guest:"Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service"

Room Service:"Rye..Ruin sorbees..morny! Djewish to odor sunteen??"

Guest:"Uh..yes..I'd like some bacon and eggs"

Room Service:"Ow July den?"

Guest:"What??"

Room Service:"Ow July den?...pry,boy, pooch?"

Guest:"Oh, the eggs! How do I like them? Sorry, scrambled please."

Room Service:"Ow July dee bayhcem...crease?"

Guest:"Crisp will be fine."

Room Service:"Hokay. An San toes?"

Guest:"What???"

Room Service:"San toes. July San toes?"

Guest:"Uhh... I don't think so"

Room Service:"No? Judo one toes??"

Guest:"I feel really bad about this, but I don't know what 'judo one toes' means."

Room Service:"Toes! toes!...why djew Don Juan toes? Ow bow singlish mopping we bother?"

Guest:"Oh, English muffin!! I've got it! You were saying 'Toast.' Fine." Yes, an English muffin will be fine."

Room Service:"We bother?"

Guest:"No. Just put the bother on the side."

Room Service:"Wad?"

Guest:"I mean butter...just put it on the side."

Room Service:"Copy?"

Guest:"Sorry???"

Room Service:"Copy...tea...mill?"

Guest:"Yes. Coffee please, and that's all."

Room Service:"One Minnie. Ass ruin torino fee, strangle ache, crease baychem, tossy singlish mopping we bother honey sigh, and copy....rye??"

Guest:"Whatever you say."

Room Service:"Tendjewberrymud."

Guest:"You're welcome."

Ummm...on second thought, maybe I'll just wander down to the buffet.......

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I'm going to be sick...

I think almost everyone knows how much I love cookies and bread and of course, tortillas. But since finding out last month that I've got an allergey to gluten and that I can't eat flour anymore I've been going out of my mind. I want cookies so badly! Well, chocolate makes a decent substitute, but not perfect. The other night I was working on a final paper for school and I was eating these new cherry cordial hershey's kisses. I looked over, unaware of how many I'd eaten, and nearly fell out of my chair. The picture above will give you an idea how many I'd eaten.

DO NOT BUY THESE!! THEY ARE ADDICTIVE!! YOU CAN NOT STOP AT JUST ONE...OR 10 FOR THAT MATTER!! YOU HAVE BEEN FOREWARNED!!

Today I'm heading out to the health food store to buy some gluten-free cookies. They'll probably cost $5 a box but I gotta have some cookies!!

Lastly, my sister says that she is having her "IT TEAM" in India read my blog. She cracks me up!! So, if any of you do read this blog I wanted to leave you with one word today....Namaste.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Finals are over!

I finished my last final yesterday - another semester done...YAY! I'm relatively certain I passed all my classes but grades don't come out until at least Monday.

Still no word on New Zealand yet - don't want you to think I'm keeping you in the dark. I simply haven't heard a word.

It has been a wickely long day today - up at 4:30 to work at Lowe's 6:30-10:30, 11:30-2:30 work at UNCW reading freshman applications, 3:00-5:00 proctor an exam for one of the professors. Tomorrow my day is free (although I'll probably go read some freshman applications during the daytime to help pay for my cruise).

I got home tonight to a note from Richard. It read: GOOD CHILI - I stole 2 sausages, 2 bags of popcorn and a bowl of chili. Aren't kids too funny?!?!

I felt the need to put this picture up to remind me that William will be flying in on December 22nd for Christmas. Once again this year I'll be with both of my boys - I am truly blessed! This picture was taken in June 2006 at the restaurant in the middle of LAX - expensive as heck but totally worth it.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Somewhere, beyond the sea....


I've gone and done it...I've booked a cruise! Yep, spring break I am OUTTA HERE! I'll be sailing on the Carnival Valor through the Western Caribbean. My ports of call are....

Miami: March 4th
Grand Cayman Islands: March 6th
Roatan: Honduras: March 7th
Belize: March 8th
Costa Maya: March 9th
Miami and Home: March 11th

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am!! I've worked far too many jobs for far too long and it's time to start loving ME and taking care of ME! Watch out world...here I come!!