I mean seriously. I mean, even if we can’t live like we’re on vacation EVERY day, maybe, like, 6 months of paid vacation a year would be doable???
We can all dream eh? 😉
Since we were in Texas visiting my Nana (it was the first time The Hus has been there), I’m officially (again) ready to retire. (Every time I go visit, I’m ready to retire.) My grandparents really knew how to retire – move south, close to the Mexico border (tequila and tamales…heeeelllloooooo!), live in a retirement community where there is lots of stuff going on – dancing, cards, pool time & pool volleyball, flea markets, golf carts galore, and lots of pot lucks.
Althooooough, usually I go down when it’s January or February, and ALL of the “winter Texans” (we realized where I got my ” ” trait from – my Nana. She rocks the air quotes better than me) are there, but this time all of the “winter Texans” haven’t made it back down yet, so there wasn’t too much going on. So we already decided that next time we go, we’ll go in January or February.
We still had a great time though. We played lots of cards – learned a new card game and now we have a date night with Rachel and Don to play it – and I’m sure my Nana and her friend, Nancy, were ready for us to leave so they could have a break from playing cards EVERY night. haha. (The Hus asked her every morning who was coming over to play cards in the evening. They usually only play on Thursdays and one Saturday a month.)
Anyhow, we left 90 degree weather and came home to fall. It was 43 degrees and raining yesterday. Buuuuuut, we knew it was coming and I DO absolutely love fall. Got mah sweats and hoodie on now, fall candles-a-burnin’, and pumpkin bread ready to bake. I really haven’t had much pumpkin yet this year actually…what is WRONG with me?! It’s like I ODed on it last year or something…
Couple-a-things: ‘Person of interest’. Have you guys started watching this??? It’s on Netflix and it is so good!!! It’s now one of “our shows” that we actually watch together – along with House of Cards, The Walking Dead, and Blacklist. For some reason he won’t watch ANY of the Housewives with me…something about him not wanting to lose any brain cells or get stupider…I dunno…maybe I’ve already lost too many brain cells and that is why I can’t figure out that I’m wasting my time…
Next thing: Make sure when you travel with someone, you know their “traveling style”. I have traveled and flown a LOT, but it was usually either by myself, or with a group of friends that I just met (think: missions trips.), so it was the first time that The Hus and I have flown together.
Next time, I’m not getting our seats together. He’s going to be in the front of the plane, and I’ll go to the back. Or something. He would NOT stop talking. I took him magazines, his Ipad & headphones, snacks, and even let him have the window seat going down. All he wanted to do was stare out the window and narrate to me everything he was seeing and feeling from the flight.
Dude. No. Just no. I had my books and magazines, and since I don’t find a lot of time anymore to read them, this was it.
But it almost wasn’t meant to be. I heard all about all of the barges and tug boats on the waters below us and I know what every cloud “looked like”. And I had to keep getting snacks out because some of the turbulence was making him anxious.
I love him. 😉
Just take note though: apparently you have to uninstall the wife app if you want to get sleep…
Aside from all of the interruptions though, I did almost get through Mindy Kaling’s book ‘Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?’ SO good! I was cracking up the whole time and The Dream Shatterer kept telling me to quiet down because people were trying to sleep on the plane. Dude, they are trying to sleep? I’M trying to READ and you won’t stop talking to me! haha.
Now, I know I probably sound like a queen B right now, but we really do have a good relationship and the amount of time we laugh, make fun of each other, are sarcastic with each other, and joke around, far outweighs fights. I mean, let’s get real, fights don’t last long because I just go spastic and win! He doesn’t stand a CHANCE! 😉
K. Jokes aside.
So this book. You should read it if you need a laugh. Guys, even the intro is hilarious! She listed some “alternate titles” that she had for the book, but was advised NOT to use them:
~ ‘So you’ve just finished Chelsea Handler’s book, now what?’
~ The Girl with no Tattoo
(I’m cracking up typing them.)
~ There has ceased to be a difference between my asleep clothes and my awake clothes
~ When your boyfriend fits into your jeans and other atrocities
Ya. FYI: book is cheap on Amazon.
P.S. Am I the only one who loves to people watch, and then stereotype people and make up stories about them based on what they are wearing or how they are interacting with their posse? It’s just good-natured family fun. Malls are great for this, but I really think airports are better.
K. I’ll leave you with the sights.
He was so excited that the plane had soda water.
We landed simultaneously with this plane in Houston. I’ve never done that before, and it was really cool. Obviously on side-by-side runways. 😉
He was so happy about the palm trees. Really. He was…
Found this candy corn popcorn at Sprouts and had to buy more when we got home – BOOM!
Lots of cards. (Me and Nancy were the ‘They’ in this card game. 😉 ) My Nana is VERY passionate about cards and not cheating, so I warned The Hus because he was on her team. He really didn’t get yelled at too much though…haha
Lots of mornings sitting on the porch drinking coffee.
They had one of the worse storms in a while, so we enjoyed sitting on the porch watching it rain.
We went on a riverboat ride Sunday night. On one side of us was Mexico, on the other side was Texas.
Orange trees. Some oranges were stolen even though they weren’t ripe haha.
Frozen tamales to last the rest of the year.
K. I’ve taken up enough of your Sunday. Now go be with your family and be lazy.
Does flying scare you? What do you do during flights?
Do you like candy corn??
What is the best book you have read recently???