Sunday, March 27, 2011

Oh, Mexico

For seven days I wore sandals, if I wore any shoes at all. Now it's back to big bulky boots so my toes don't freeze.


For seven days I smelled like sunscreen, salt, and ocean. Now I keep getting whiffs of mildew, and I think it might be me.


For seven days I watched whales and dolphins. I saw every sunrise and sunset. I chased little lizards and crabs while Meg squealed in delight. Now I will go back to watching the clock, and NBC "comedies."


For seven days I ate whatever I wanted, and drank beer no matter what time of day it was. Now I am back on my diet, and I doubt they will let me sip on Corona at my desk. It wouldn't taste as good anyway...

For seven days Meg and Ryan never left my sight. We giggled, and swam, and sang, and cuddled. Tomorrow Ryan and I go back to work, and Meg goes back to day care.


Oh, how I loved those seven days. Oh, how lucky I was to have them. Now I will let the memories sustain me until the next seven, next year.

20 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

Glad you had a good trip...but now that damn James Taylor chorus is stuck in my head.

Phil said...

I'm glad that wasn't a picture of Meg sipping a Corona. Isn't it the most disappointing feeling having to return to "real" life after a glorious vacation like that?

G said...

Kewl vacation pics.

Summertime and the living is easy.

Katie said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm so glad you had a great trip!

Granny Annie said...

I believe I can smell the mildew:) Oh its my kitchen towel. Yikes! So glad Meg wasn't sipping on a Corona:) She is the beautiful princess with dad in that last photo. So happy you all had a good vacation.

Kelly said...

I love Meg's sandy little toes. I needed to see that today. So sweet.

Gina said...

Meg in that hat is the cutest thing ever.

Chelle said...

Fun!!!

Kelley said...

That was refreshing to read! I almost felt like I was there. In my mind. That counts for something, so thank you!

Leslie said...

Meg looked like she had a blast! Totally fun trip guys! I want to go now.

Dunc said...

Ah, that sounds so wonderful - and how beautiful is Meg! She looks like she's a lot taller and I love the hat-rockin' pick.

Ca88andra said...

Oh I do miss the beach! Looks like you had fun.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Your girl looks *good* on vacation. She was born to wear shades and big floppy hat. And flipflops. And a lizard.

The smell of the beach is one of the hardest things to leave behind.....

Ellie

BugginWord said...

Me too with the James Taylor! Now where are the post-tequila pictures?

C Lo said...

totally selfishly glad you're back.....the internetz was 39% more boring without you.

now I want to go to Mexico.........

(and I'm glad you had a good time!)

Princess said...

I'm so glad your back. I've missed your quips on the internetz throughout the day. Vacation looked glorious. The lizard picture is adorable. Also, I've noticed you suffer the same "no pictures of mommy" condition I do. I'm always behind the camera, and I delete all bad pictures of myself too.

Jules said...

Not only do I want to go to Mexico, but I want to take Meg with me! SO cute!

The Vegetable Assassin said...

JEALOUS.

I think somewhere we got it all horribly wrong. Surely we shouldn't have a mere 7 days a year of bliss. Surely it should be the OTHER way around?

lifeisacrapshoot said...

Gorgeous!

The Empress said...

There is nothing like the sun....