Monday, July 25, 2011
Jesse, Brendan, Zachary and I spent the last week in Orlando. While it wasn't the spectacular, exotic location I was originally hoping to go to...it was still a vacation.
A vacation away from work, house cleaning, bill paying, pain...(or so I hoped).
We started off last Saturday by going to my sister's new house in St. Pete Beach. We had some drinks, ate too much food, mingled with friends and kayaked off the beach in her backyard.
We made our way to Orlando that night around 8pm. The next couple of days were spent by the resort pool, drinking cocktails, going out to eat and shopping.
Monday night we walked through City Walk and saw The Blue Man Group. The acoustics were phenomenal, but parts of the show were a bit odd. Even for me...and I have a very open mind.
The most shocking part of the show, however, was when they mentioned ME! Me and "My Headache".
According to the folks at Blue Man Group...I need to use some guided imagery to cure my aching head. Imagine my head as a field...and my headache as a cow...NOW KILL THE COW!
Yup...that's what they said. I still have no clue how they knew any personal information about me. Maybe this blog? If so..."Hi guys from Blue Man Group"!
Anyways...I'd love to "kill the cow"! But will someone please tell me how?
While we did plan on visiting some theme parks in Orlando...we opted not to. We decided waiting in hot, long lines in the middle of July was not our idea of vacation.
We walked through Downtown Disney, ate at Rainforest Cafe and T-Rex Cafe and went through all the touristy shops. My favs being Basin, where I bought a massage bar and Almond Sugar Scrub and The Tea & Spice Exchange where I bought some loose tea and salt. One can never have too much salt! Or butter for that matter!
A new store at Downtown Disney is Little Miss Matched. So sad I do not have a little girl! But I did purchase some cute socks for myself that will go perfectly with my pastel scrubs! Or maybe not so perfectly...as they are "mismatched".
Thursday we went to Seaworld's water park, Aquatica. Jesse's parents, nephew, my sister and her family all came up and joined us. It was a great day. We were all fried in every sense of the word later that night! Burnt and utterly exhausted! But it was a blast and well worth it.
So my vacation was overall relaxing. I was thrilled to be able to spend uninterrupted time with my boys, eat lots of yummy food, indulge in one too many mixed drinks and haul in a ridiculous amount of new loot from my shopping binges.
Now it is back to reality. Back to working 12+ hour days. Back to paying bills and being broke. Back to babying my throbbing head and searching for relief that I know will never come.
Does everyone else out there get the post-vacation blues? Because I definately have them!
Posted by Jessica at 8:57 PM