Thursday, May 26, 2011

Counting down...

I can hardly believe in just three short days I will be on a ship headed to Bermuda!

And of course with my household, this week has been so stressful and hectic. It started out with an ER visit Monday night with Ryker. He spiked an extremely high fever and was completely delirious with a rash on his face and chest.

The last three days we have been coping with this mystery virus, high temps and crankiness and have had several doctors appointments. My poor little man has been poked and prodded numerous times. But in his true spirit, he does not go down without a fight. Monday night it took three of us to hold him down to get a blood draw. And yesterday he kicked the doctor square in the nuts when he tried to swab his throat. My little guy is such a fighter :) Although I don't think the doctor thought it was quite as endearing as I do.

So my bags are almost packed, the house will be completely cleaned to the utmost OCD standards on Saturday and then we will be ready to go!

Ooooooh.... pink sands here I come! Get a Mojito ready for me...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gearing up...

The last couple of weeks have been very busy.

And I have failed miserably at keeping up with this blog like I promised.

And again, I promise to try harder.

So whats been keeping me so busy?

Well besides the husband, four kids, dog, house to clean, laundry to do, dinner to cook, mouths to clean, earth to save, bathroom to scrub.... ahh the list could go on and on!

I've become ridiculously addicted to two things....


I start to twitch if I can't make it to one of the four classes I take during the week. For an entire hour I can salsa and cha-cha my buns off (literally) and I feel like I am at some hot-spot night club... minus the roofies and sticky floors! I've lost about 15 pounds in the last two months by watching my calories and channeling my inner latina dancer... what a perfect combo!


I hate feeling like I am missing out on something. So when I started watching TLC's "Extreme Couponing" I felt like I completely missed the boat on a new excuse to shop! And in my true fashion... I can't just do something a "little bit"! I have to become completely OCD about it! And so here I sit now, an official couponer. Not a sale ad, newspaper insert or web coupon can escape my grasp. I am the lady in the line that everyone hates... that takes an hour to check out and has a binder, complete with a filing system to rival the National Archives!

It's completely addictive and I feel like I am getting paid to pursue my favorite pastime, SHOPPING!
Finally, Ken and I are preparing for our 5th Anniversary Bermuda Cruise. I can't even begin to say how excited I am about this get away from it all, relax on the beach, spend some much needed quality time together and reliving and making memories with my wonderful husband! Two weeks and counting until I will have my freshly pedicured toes buried in that pink sand!!

I wonder if they have Zumba in Bermuda? Or if I can use coupons aboard the ship?