Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wow, That Was a Really Long Nap

Happy New Year, gentle readers! Guess where I am? I'll give you a hint . . .

I'm not in Alaska. That is my 11-year-old daughter IN THE OCEAN. I paid $6 for those goggles and plastic snorkel set, and she is one happy kid.

The internet at our hotel costs a little more than $6 . . . they charge $15/day to hook up to the world-wide web. I don't know about you, but I find that obscene. Insulting. Abhorrent. Does the management not realize that entire cities offer free wifi? Seattle, New Orleans, and Mountain View, California, to name just a few. I refuse to pay such a ridiculous amount for something I can get for free at McDonald's, so I ambled up the road and am sitting here with a cold, refreshing Coca-Cola product in my hand. Thank you, McDonald's. Your pickles are gross, but your free wifi rules.

December kicked my rather small and shapely heinie. There was the usual chaos of my girls' end-of-the-semester activities. Add to that the writing course I took, which required a lot of time and mental energy. I'm pretty sure that writing is about the most difficult thing in the world for me, yet I enjoy it. Oh, how I struggled. Laughed. Cried. Vomited . . . well, almost. I was so nervous before the public reading that my professor required that I almost threw up. We can't forget about Christmas, and all that the holiday season involves. Toss in three severe windstorms that knocked trees down and left us without power for a couple days, and you've got one busy Kim. Let's not forget packing for the family vacation, which first required conquering the massive pile of laundry in front of the washer.

So, long story short, I am sunburnt but still alive.

Dinner last night: ono in orange sauce and encrusted with crushed macadamia nuts, hula pie (oh, my!)

Exactly two years ago:


Liz Mays said...

Even with those wildly ridiculous internet fees, you're in paradise, Kim! My pity for you is just a little bit less because of that. ;)

Happy New Year and have a wonderful time!

Michele said...

I am so glad it was just your busy life that kept you away, and not something tragic. We missed you! Aloha!

Katherine said...

That absolutely doesn't look like Alaska. It doesn't look like Iowa, either. It does, however, look like somewhere I would like to be.

Traci Marie Wolf said...

Yeah, paying for wifi. Not cool. I love that you can find wifi almost everywhere now. Yay!! For a summery vacation in the winter. Our weather has been warmer than some of our summer days here in San Diego. Happy New Year.

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

I am very glad to see your shapely heiny back in business! While yours is shapely, mine is growing by leaps and bounds.


Looks like you are having a LOVELY vacation!

Karen M. Peterson said...

I hope you had a wonderful vacation, ridiculously expensive internet notwithstanding.

Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

I felt completely caught up on your life through Uncle Derek on fb :) What a wonderful vacation!