We are going on vacation! I can’t believe it! A deal hubby has been working on for MONTHS finally paid off – I had given up all hope – and now we’re going to Playa del Carmen, Mexico!!! We’re staying at an all inclusive – another first. It’s not something that ordinarily appeals to me but with a 3 1/2 yr old who would rather sit and play with a bucket of sand and water all day instead of traipsing around all day (which is what we prefer), it will be heaven! We leave next Sunday and I can’t wait. We both just want to relax and take it easy this time. This will probably last 24 hours and then we’ll get bored and go out touring or something. So I’m going to do some research as I know nothing about Mexico. I know, I know, the thought of Mexico never really appealed to me because of the high profile murders of tourists or retired Canadians and what not. But we’ll be just fine. We’re going to a place that’s highly recommended by a friend. As long as the kid is happy, we’ll be happy. I’ve already gone shopping at Old Navy for some inexpensive vacation wear and started filling my pharmacy bag. I never go on vacation without it. I’m thinking I should bring workout gear but I’m not sure if I’ll actually DO it, you know what I mean? I’m not much of a pool personn (I don’t actually swim in it), but I’ll probably need another swimsuit – eeks, the very thought of having to repeat that chore of trying on bathing suits – UGH!. And of course, that means bikini wax, pedicure, eyebrow threading…..not sure when I’ll do all this.
Oh, and did I mention my birthday is coming up? As in the big 5 – 0?!! Yeppers. Black don’t crack, but my back sure does. I have been forewarned that there will be no additional gift other than this trip (you know what my ideal gift would be? – a trip with a girlfriend sans hubbies and kids) but I’m just fine cause we’ll all be together. This is odd for me to be so excited about a trip – I generally don’t get too excited about things until I’m actually THERE. Usually I can’t really get excited until after all the packing and prep work is done and I’m actually getting off the plane. Considering all we’ve been through in the past few months, it just feels like so good to have something to look forward to. And now that mum is doing better, I don’t have to feel guilty about going away.