Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cayman, baby, Cayman!

We are officially in the Cayman Islands!  It is so gorgeous here.  It is just what we need.  It is going to be a long hot summer, working our butts off and Charlie going to school full time.  I am just soaking up every minute of this...

The condo we are staying in is nice and clean.  The family we are staying with is absolutely wonderful! Charlie and I have been snorkeling like crazy, playing tennis every night and believe it or not, I have still been able to keep up with my running.  Today we spent the day out on the boat snorkeling and playing with the sting rays.  We had a delicious lunch on the beach and then napped on the boat on the way home.  Yesterday we went to a sea turtle farm and we were able to pet live sea turtles and have wild birds eat out of our hands.  The sunsets here have been breathtaking and the best part is...we still have 4 days left of this paradise. 

The gang (there are 6 of us total) has gone out for a sunset walk and I have stayed behind to keep up with this blog.  Marta, the lady who has graciously let us stay with her family has asked me if I am still keeping up with posting in the blog.  So I wanted to write a quick little post just to stay with it, so I can at least keep up with something that I said I was going to do.  So here it from Cayman Island. Ciao for now!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Countdown to vacation!

1 more day until my vacation starts! I am so excited! We are going to Cayman Island for about a week. I am so ready for a getaway. Okay, so on now to goal talk. I feel like the lady on the old SNL skits and CAW-FEE talk. So, goals are still going. I am still using the planner. And I am still running. Although that has been a rough start. Really rough. But I am not going to give up. Must keep going. I photographed 2 birthday parties last week, and it went really really well.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Don't let the title fool you...even though I haven't been writing in my blog on my usual day, I have not been slacking off. I starting running again. I ran 4 days this week. I had my ups and downs but I am just so proud that I am out of the starting blocks. AND I started another drawing as well. And this weekend I am going to start painting the daycare. I know it has only been one week and that I do not have the longest track record but it is definitely a good start. Why all of this motivation, one might ask? Well, it just might be the haircut I got last week. I had my lady cut it just below my chin. Or maybe it is my pretty pink planner, so far, it is getting used, and daily too!  :)

We will leave for Cayman in one week. In one week!!! I am so excited. Although, we just discovered it will be cut short for a few days, nevertheless it is a well deserved break. Vacations are always well deserved! A time where we can all be true slackers...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Chicky Change.

Wow! I did not realize so much time has passed since my last post. And Charlie tried to tell me...whoops!

So what is new?

Mom has left for Tucson for her annual vacation. She will be gone 2 weeks.

I scored an awesome second job. My friend's sister has built a new daycare building and GUESS who is going to paint it? This place is huge and I will get to paint something creative in all the rooms. My first room is the movie room and I am thinking of doing a Drive-In theme, with movies under the stars.

Man or woman was not designed to sit around and do nothing. So why is it so damn easy!!! I must get off my rump! And when I finally do, it feels good to do manual labor, to accomplish something and to get your hands dirty...

Speaking of doing, I bought a new planner this past weekend. And as Charlie jokes, I am motivated all over least for another 3 weeks. I have visions of working on my 101 goals all over again. This planner is pink. And so pretty. So time will tell.

I am feeling the need for change. Like a little chicky poking out of its shell...slowly but surely the cage sets her free. That chicky, my friend, is me. I need to poke at a time. And I think this change is going to start with a new hair-do this Friday. What is it about hair? You change your hair, you change your life.

Oh, if it were only that simple.