Adjusted Reality

“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.” – Mark Twain

And Now She’s Back in the Atmosphere

Back from sunny Florida, Aruba, Bonaire, Grenada (sort of), Dominica (sort of), St Thomas, and Princess Cays, with a tan, great memories, and souvenirs in tow.

I’m still recovering, and not yet really ready to dive into the vacation recap, but let me share a few highlights (and lowlights):

Scuba in Aruba and Bonaire was amazing!

Just hangin’ out with the fam by the pool lounging, reading books, taking dips, and watching movies on the big screen was just what my tired soul needed.

Snorkeling in Princess Cays was mind-blowing.

Dressing up all swanky always makes me happy.

Also, I not only didn’t get super fat on vacation, I lost 3 lbs (scale says 179 as of today, and I weighed in at 182 the first day).  It’s not the most flattering picture, but take my word for it, this dress did not fit a month ago, and this is sans spanx on the second to last night of the cruise…

However, I did come home with one unintended souvenir – halfway through the cruise, I fell and smacked my knee, and a week later, I still cannot straighten it all the way, and I’m heading to the doctor next week to get it checked out. 🙁  My mind is racing with the worst, where this is a season ender and I’m going to need to just take up swimming and I’ve wasted over a grand on race entries this year, but I’m trying to stay positive until all is said and done.

Also, I caught a cold the last day of the cruise.  Certainly not the end of the world, but I am a ball of snot today.

More soon!  For now, just trying to RICESS (rest, ice, compression, elevation, shockies, stretching) my knee as much as possible to see if the reason it’s still sore is that I had to just overuse it doing vacation stuff and do laundry and I’ll get to the deets later!


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  1. Well hello there, you traveler of the Caribbean Isles! Glad you had a good time. Love the dressy pic of you and yo’ man. You guys look great.

    • Quix

      When we’re not in sweaty gear, we clean up alright. 🙂 Thanks!

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