Not the Vacation I Had In Mind

Posted on October 5, 2008 - Filed Under Contest, Personal |

So, yesterday (technically it`s yesterday, since I`m writing this just after midnight), I was flipping out about kids and not getting out and all that jazz. I needed a break. Well, RIGHT after I wrote that post, poof! my internet went out.

I`m an internet addict. This has been proven before when I`ve lost internet for an hour or two. Yesterday, it was all day long. It didn`t come back until 7 minutes after midnight. Needless to say, I spent a bit of time in panic since I hadn`t written my blogs yet for the day (paid ones) and I have several articles to turn in on Monday, but I needed to do research on them. I was totally stressed out!

At 3, Irving had to go to work. After a really, really hard morning which involved a lot of tears, mine and Irving`s, I decided to just start it all over again. So I laid down for half an hour to have myself a little nap. Afterwards, I spent some time playing Morrowind just to get my mind off things and then when the boys got up from naps, we sprawled on the floor and played color and shape matching games. I decided to quit stressing about not getting my work done, since that wasn`t making the internet come back any faster and to just consider it a day off. So we played. We read books. We watched Toy Story and quoted the character`s lines with them (Dorian is really into this right now and he`s GOOD at it) and we ate beans on bread so I didn`t cook.

Once the boys headed off to bed, I sat there, twiddling my thumbs for a bit before realizing that this would be a good opportunity to start some Christmas projects. Since I wasn`t really in the mood to tackle anything major, I set out to make some little embroidered ornaments. I have some videos downloaded onto my computer, so I pulled up an armchair, grabbed fabric, cardboard circles, glue, and embroidery thread and started stitching while listening and half watching a Chris Rock comedy show and then Robin Williams. In the end, I had some good (albeit muffled) laughs and turned out two ornaments that I really actually like! In fact, I like them so much, I`m going to be doing a giveaway later this week (since no one reads this blog on weekends . . . except apparently Jessica, Connie and OctaMom, thanks ladies for your kind comments!)

So, I`ll put up pics tomorrow or Monday and stay tuned because later this week, I`ll be giving away a set of three ornaments. And if you think this is just way too early to be thinking about Christmas, we have less than 12 weeks, people! Not to mention, it sometimes takes packages a very long time to find their way from here to there.

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4 Responses to “Not the Vacation I Had In Mind”

  1. Michele Pineda on October 5th, 2008 5:19 pm

    I know how it is not getting a break. But I gotta admit you have it rough, being in Guate, and not too close to town and all so that you could just walk someplace. And I have heard those chicken buses are just plain scary to ride in! Plus there is the mentality that a mom’s place is in the home with her kids taking care of the house. I experienced that with Jose in the beginning, and we still have our cultural issues and differences, but we work through them. It is too bad though that your inlaws won’t let you get away for a few hours and take both the boys. Thank goodness for the internet and the contact you have with the outside world, and am glad to hear your service is now working. Hubby Jose is fascinated with your blog too he asks me to read your posts to him in Spanish because he finds it interesting that you are living in Guate and enjoying it. He knows how I am, and if I don’t have modern conveniences I don’t do well. I think his dream is to get me down there someday…at least for a vacation. We shall see! Glad to see you posting again!

  2. NICOLE on October 5th, 2008 7:37 pm

    HEY JUST TO LET YOU KNOW I CHECK YOUR SITE EVERYDAY. I REALLY ENJOY IT.I AM A STAY AT HOME MOM OF 2 LITTLE BOY’S SAME AGE AS YOURS.WE ADOPTED FROM GUATEMALA.I WOULD REALLY ENJOY IF YOU WOULD SHARE ALL THE HOLIDAY TRADITIONS THAT ARE DONE IN THE GUATEMALAN CULTURE.KEEP WRITTING I LOOK FOREWARD TO YOUR POST EVERYDAY.
    NICOLE

  3. Expat Mom on October 5th, 2008 10:26 pm

    Michele, where I live, the chicken buses aren`t crazy scary, but they are crowded. I`ve lived in comfort too long, lol. Before Dorian, I would actually take two different buses to work every day! BTW, if you do come down, just tell Jose that you want to stay in Antigua. It`s about as safe as you can get there! They have tourist police keeping everything under control and I bet you`d actually like it. ;)

    Nicole, keep checking back, we`re getting close to the holidays! :) I`ll be sharing about fiambre for Nov. 1st, the burning of the devil, and lots more as these things get closer.

  4. Gloria on October 6th, 2008 5:18 am

    I hope Irving can get some off days where he can take the boys out for the whole day and you can have your ‘mini vacation’. Or you can send them over to Australia and I’ll look after them for you for a couple of days, haha.

    I read you on the weekends! I just don’t comment because weekends are usually the busiest day for me. nevertheless, much hugs for you and hope you feel much relax-er soon.

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