Tuesday, June 12, 2012

half a year down

Wow, really its been that long since I last updated my blog. For some reason its hard to keep up with the blog. So much easier nowadays to put up a quick status update on Facebook. Not to mention that hardly anyone reads blogs anymore so its turning to an archaic form of communication. But for the few people out there who still blog I'll bring you up to speed. So the last update was from January, since then I went to Vegas at the end of January for my little cousin Dolores' graduation party. Here are some highlights.
Well that's the only picture I like.  That's my little cousin, so pretty.

Now on to our next big adventure, which was the cruise in April. It took forever to get here and then that week flew by. Literally! All of sudden we were in Miami and next thing I knew we were out at sea visiting different islands, having a blast and then we were back in Miami. I was like "what just happened here?" lol! So this first one was when we first got on the ship, Mike got his Long Island Tea and I had my margarita (I'll be honest, ship drinks aren't that great and rather pricey, its better to get them on the islands and save your money on the ship).  
That night the ship photographers take a million photos of our group eating dinner. I liked the pirate picture but didn't want to pay for it so took a picture of the picture with my camera. haha! so bad.
Moving on. This cracked me up on St. Thomas. Remember folks, whenever you slip and fall, be sure to fall with "jazz hands". lol!
This is where we went snorkeling in St. John. Absolutely beautiful. We took a catamaran out there it was so much fun.
Enjoying our champagne/rum punch after our snorkeling adventure. Not sure what number that was that I had in this picture, one tends to loose count after awhile :p
Every night at dinner the waiters did a song and dance for us. Our waiter, Antonio (the flamboyant fella in the mariachi sleeves), always made us get up and dance. He was so much fun. I miss him.
And finally our group picture. We had a blast!
After the cruise not too much has been going on. I can't seem to get back on my diet and exercise routine. I feel like quite the porker lately. I tried going to the gym last week, made it one day then was sick the rest of the week. So I have high hopes for this week. The weekend before last I was back in my old stomping grounds of Durham. Got to see old friends and family. Its nice getting that recharge.
So back to reality for now. Working and looking for work. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my job, just not the loooooong hours and the low pay. So looking to get back into the corporate world and plop my big butt back at a desk. In the meantime, we are planning a small trip to visit mike's sister in PA in August or if that falls through maybe a camping trip to the mountains. And I will try to be better about updating my blog ;) Till we meet again

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