18 Jul 2010

Missing again?

You might have noticed it's been a bit quiet around here again lately... and that I haven't been visiting my favourite bloggers... haven't flown off to the moon or anything, just had my life invaded by cousins! My cousin from Mallorca has been visiting this past week with her 11 month old baby and her younger brother and sister (8 year-old twins)... I've been teaching the twins how to snorkel (they go crazy with the slightest little fishy... in a safe calm spot I take them that really isn't a big deal underwater!), and they still insist on using me as a jungle gym in the water... fortunately they saw me with crutches at their first communion last April so I just tell them I have to be careful if I don't want to re-injure myself and they calm down. :o)

my aquababy niece with her mommy (my cuz)

my snorkelling-crazy cousins!

And although wonderful and fun... it's EXHAUSTING!!!

Not to mention reddening... why do kids always want to go down to the pool/beach during the peak hours? They've got lovely Mediterranean skin and don't realise their redheaded cousin is turning into a lobster!!! So much for sunscreen... I had it right all these years by avoiding the 12pm-5pm time frame... and worse... I'm getting a thick white stripe up to my neck from my bikini and it's going to look aweful when I'm all dressed up for one of my best friends' wedding in 2 weeks! :p

Mix that in with a heavy dose of classes I have to prepare and run around to get to on time (always more work in summer when students are out of school)... and the result is "internet? what's that?" I have so much to write about too! The madness that is winning a World Cup, a unique procession and dancing in the town just up the coast, haven't written about books or movies in months! And I've still got Hogueras tales to share! Fun video segments from these various events to weave together... where do I sign up for 48h days?

Cousins leave tomorrow, but my sis is here from London and I have to catch up on class prep work (plus have 3 new students) so I might still be silent for a while longer... and will start writing before I catch up on reading ('cause otherwise I'll never get anything written!). But to leave you with a foretaste... this is me right before setting out to watch Spain's historic (and highly stressful!) World Cup victory:



  1. Life just keeps getting in the way, doesn't it? I am so happy to have you checking in now and then, just to let me know you haven't moved on. With your full life, I'm just surprised you get a chance to accomplish as much as you do! What a great family you have; they look so happy.

  2. Great to hear from you! Sounds like you are having a great time. Glad to hear to haven't flown to the moon. :)

  3. Okay, I know you're busy, but you promised a post about your crazy weekend over a week ago! Don't think I'm not still waiting!

    Happy belated birthday to you. I'm not surprised to learn you're also a Leo!

    Fishy Fridays is coming back? Yipee!!!!

  4. Hey guys! Nope, haven't flown to the moon... that's one destination I doubt I'll be able to make it to. *sigh*

    But yeah, as much as I miss the blogging and reading you guys' adventures... I haven't had this much fun in the "real world" in a long time so I'm making the most of it! That is when I'm not working my tail off preparing and giving classes...


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