Back on the Bandwagon

IMG_0023I have been so delinquent in writing, and boy have I missed it. I hate that my first post back after so many months was a sad one about the loss of my beloved rescue kitty, Tetsu. Beyond that tragedy, I have so much to say and to share. I only work part-time, so I truly have no good excuse to have deviated from my Gypsy Kitty Diaries. But you know, it is what it is.

Chuck deployed back in April, and won’t be back until October. While it’s true that deployments are never fun, this one is sure as heck less stressful in many ways than the last two. I mean, Australia beats Afghanistan any day of the week and twice on Sundays! (Where did that expression even come from, by the way?!) As far as I can tell, he’s been productive but also having a blast. I actually went to visit him a couple of weeks ago – more on that later. Continue reading

Got to swim with the dolphins while I was in Playa del Carmen! I realize I’m a huge hypocrite for saying this, but while it was fun and adorable, it did make me totally depressed. I feel guilty for contributing to the business of keeping these beautiful, wild creatures in captivity for human entertainment. They seemed sad and bored the whole time, doing their tricks…

I wish I could be in two places at once this weekend! I am sad to miss my friend Laura’s shower/bachelorette party in Miami (especially since I’m not yet sure I can make her wedding), but I am excited and honored to serve as Amanda’s bridesmaid in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

I will just wave across the Gulf at Laura, while we lounge at our respective beaches, and sip our respective cocktails 🙂

Just booked my trip to Playa del Carmen to serve as a bridesmaid in my friend Amanda’s wedding in September! I was realizing earlier this week how much I miss being in a big city, where travel plans are so much easier to deal with (tiny airports are such a pain in the tushy!) but I figured it out and now I feel so much relief to have it pretty much squared away and official.

I’ve only been to Playa once, on a cruise-stop, so 3 days will be so much better. I’m sad Chuck can’t come, but two of my close girl friends will be there, plus the bride of course – so I’m looking forward to a fun Labor Day getaway 🙂