Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Well, we gotta start somewhere

so I will start with how I am taking my MOTHER on a 5 day cruise in a month. Well, a month and two days. So in a month and four days, will somebody please come get me out of the Mexican prison where I most certainly will be residing?

Here is how it happened. A friend of ours wanted a bunch of people to go on a cruise for his birthday, but Mr. P can't go because of his new job...we will be going on a longer (better) cruise the following week. But I could go, because I will be done with the semester by then. Then Mr. P told me he would likely be out of town working those days, so I should think about going. I first considered taking my elder child as one of her good friends is going, but she SHOULD have finals (note how I said SHOULD---we will get back to that later), and I am not taking someone on a cruise during finals when the reason they do not have finals is not cruise reward appropriate (in my opinion).

It was the day before my mother's birthday, and I am not sure if I told you guys this, but my mom was kind of annoyed that we went on a cruise on Mother's Day and didn't invite her to come with Mr. P and I to the Bahamas....because she so wants to go on a cruise.

SO, back to the day before her birthday, I texted Penny and few times, and we decided we would give her the cruise for birthday/Christmas. So we did at her birthday dinner. She was extremely excited and very grateful, and that makes me feel good. But I am not sure good enough because I am sort of dreading it. I kind of feel like like I shouldn't have to see or talk to her in the mean time since I will have 5 solid days of all mom, all the time.

I think right now I wish that Mr. P and I lived far away and we could have Facebook and text relationships with everyone. I suck at family and friends normally, but lately? I am completely checking out. It is almost like I don't have the piece of my brain that "misses" people or feels sad when I don't see them all the time.

Well, I guess that is a start.


Jen L. said...

I will get you out of Mexican prison. Take my phone number with you.

Anonymous said...

You're gonna need a cruise to recover from your cruise. But at least your mom is (temporarily) happy.

Your last sentence scares me a little because I have been watching a lot of Dexter lately, and that sounds like something he would say.

Tammie said...

im a five day drive from all of my family. i couldnt be happier.

im sure the cruise with your mom will go......ok. :) if not, i'll help you get out of the mexican prison too.

wafelenbak said...

I can't come up with any comments about vacationing with one's mother that wouldn't paint me in an absolutely horrible light. :p

creative kerfuffle said...

you are probably going to be in the running for sainthood, taking your mom on a cruise and all. i think if i took mine she might fall overboard in some freak accident.
i am intrigued w/ the cruise thing in general though because the hubs and i have been discussing it. pipe-dreaming it. i used to say when i finally get a job we're taking the kids to disney, but now i'm thinking when i finally get a job we're all going on a cruise. however, i have never been on such a huge ship and am worried about safety and being clausterphobic in the cabin and the ship sinking etc. please write a post about what's it's like to take a cruise--do's and don'ts, good/bad etc. : )

kilax said...

I have heard from a lot of people that go on cruises that even if you are with there with other people, it's easy to find activities you both enjoy... separately ;)

I hope everything is okay with your collge-bound kid!

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