Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Day 1 and counting...

Okay, Mel, I'm back. Thanks for the blog patrol duty!

So I go back to work today. This means that vacation is officially over and the battle of the suitcase begins. For some odd reason, I have a mental block that involves unpacking my suitcase after vacation. This drives Mike Geraci crazy.

It's not like I'm messy or anything. We've been back from Acapulco since Sunday and I've cleaned, done laundry, bought groceries, etc... but for some reason the idea of unpacking my vacation suitcase completely wears me out. I think this is definitely one for Freud.

Speaking of vacations, I had a fabulous one! Acapulco is absolutely breathtaking, although the heat and humidity was a killer (and this coming from a Florida girl!) So hot was it? It was so hot, that within 2 minutes of getting a soda with a glass of ice, the ice would be completely melted and you'd be looking at drinking that "Coca Cola light" lukewarm. The first thing I did when we got to Atlanta was get an ice cold soda.

I did manage not to get sunburned this year (Thank God) Although I do have this mysterious little red burn next to my collar bone on the left side. You know, right next to where the bathing suit top strap is? How is it that one teeny tiny section where you don't get the sunscreen on well enough can burn like that? Kinda shows you just how well the sunscreen actually does work. I would hate to be that red all over.

Let's see, reading done on vacation:

Much Ado about You -- Fabulous! Next trip to the bookstore, I'm getting the next book in the series--Kiss Me, Annabel.

Macbeth-- Yes, I actually reread Macbeth while on vacation by the poolside. My current wip has a bit of a Macbeth theme in it and thanks to some inspiration from Louisa, I decided to read it again. And am I glad I did! I had forgotten just how much I really loved the play.

More vacation stuff to come...

9 comments:

Lucy said...

Welcome back Maria! We missed you. :-)

As for the tiny spot sunburned...many years ago my cousin, who lives in Dallas, called and said he wanted to drive down to Galveston, did I want to go with him...he'd pick me up along the way. I said sure, so he drove down the four or five hours to pick me up and we drove another hour to Galveston. Once there I slathered on the sunscreen but after about 30 minutes there I noticed that my upper thigh was burning, as was a place on my back (he told me about that one). Well, he hadn't driven six or seven hours to head back after 30 minutes so I draped a blanket, that he happened to have, all around me and we walked the beach - with me looking like someone from another country who can only allow their face to be shown...and even that was blocked to the extent I could block it with the blanket. Turns out, the only places that were burned where the upper thigh and that one spot on my back, where we'd missed with the sunscreen, the rest of me lilly white. So I can sympathize with you. :-)

Glad you had a good time. Looking forward to seeing pictures. :-)

Lucy said...

oh, and my cousin has never called me to go to Galveston with him since. Can't imagine why. LOL

Kristen said...

Welcome back.

Glad you had a great time.

Mel Francis said...

thank god you're back.

erin said...

Good to "see" you again, Maria! Hope your first night back at work wasn't too bad. More importantly, I HAVE THE SAME MENTAL BLOCK AGAINST UNPACKING THE SUITCASE! And even once I get around to unpacking it, I cannot seem to actually put it away, so invariably it stays in my living room until the next trip. If you get to the root of that, lemme know. Maybe there's a support group we can join...

MariaGeraci said...

Oh, Lucy, I know exactly how you felt! i got back to work last night and everyone asked where my tan was. I was like, "huh? it's right here (me pointing to arms) Can't you see it??"

Sigh...

MariaGeraci said...

Erin,

Work was hell. Enough said. I just crawled out of bed to start all over again...

See you Friday night, Girl!

Gina Black said...

First I was gone. Then you were gone. Missed you bunches.

G.

Ellen said...

Welcome home, Maria! Glad you had a wonderful time.

Have the same suitcase problem. *sigh*

Macbeth! Wow!

Welcome to Temptation rocks too. :)

 

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