Sunday, January 2, 2011
Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig!
NOT excited to return to snow, ice and temperature in the teens. But Lucy Lou was so happy to see her mama! She is staying VERY close to Katie, just in case there's any sort of movement toward the door....
We had such a grand time in Roatan, what a beautiful island. Most relaxing vacation I've ever taken, just as planned.
Some of the highlights of the week: Lounged in and around the pool, sat on the porch and admired the view of the ocean, read, knitted, played numerous games of Uno, snorted marguerita out my nose laughing at Pia's rage when Cara and I cheated at Uno, loved being with the Longi's, tried weird "Quanty" juices, went kayaking with Cara and Tony (Tonsy and I were an awesome paddling duo), got a chance to use my years of nature show watching to correctly identify brain coral, swam in the ocean (VERY briefly and very close to shore), got bitten to death by no-see-ums,. got a fabulous new coffee maker and lots of fun Xmas gifts, worked the Great Shipwrecks jigsaw puzzle with Tone and Pia in record time, discovered that a bidet is a must-have if I ever build a house, learned my son mixes a mean cocktail, enjoyed watching my kids spend a week together (don't we all immediately revert to childhood behavior patterns when we get together with our siblings?), realized that Patty and Big Tony are the perfect couple which makes me very happy, and much much more.
Thanks, my darling babies, for treating me to a perfect vacation, and Patty and Tony thank you for including me in the family celebration. I love all of you, and let's do it again next year!