Friday, August 10, 2012

ImproVacation Day 2

Wassssuuuuup people!!!

*cartwheels across the room* 

I'm in a very good mood! You can tell, right? Yesssss I am :D :D

Day 3 of our improvised vacation (improVacation) wrapped up nicely and I am in avery happy place. We saw an awwwwwww inducing, movie about an older couple trying to get the spark back into their marriage today. Hope Springs, starring Meryll Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. Lots of lessons I'll share with you later. This post is about yesterday. Day 2.

I posted this pic on Twitter on our way to the movies yesterday and my head is still swelling from the compliments. Y'all know I have no shame when it comes to getting positive feedback :D :D My sister's husband said it is obvious that I have been "revitalized" since The Hubs got back. See my life? So I have been "devitalized" since abi? It's true though. He just has a way of "gingering my swagger" lol. It's obvious I'm high. Very high.
It's all good. Y'all know that Jesus is coming soon right? Yes He is, and since there's no marriage in heaven, my plan is to maximize the moment and "chop the life of my head" as I faithfully obey His command to "occupy" till He comes. Can I get an AMEN?! ;;)
We saw The Amazing Spiderman in 3D. I felt like a teenager, sneaking popcorn into the movies. We're no fans of sodium loaded movie popcorn, so we  popped our own kettle corn at home. You should have seen us squealing and giggling as we reached out to touch the web Spiderman shot at us... fun times :D

Did I mention that I got us the movie tickets for free? Yeah! I collected promo codes from cereal boxes and exchanged them for movie tickets online. The buzz I got was just >>>> Look out for me on Extreme Couponing soon ;)

We did Japanese cuisine after. Chicken and Shrimp Teriyaki. Yum yum yum. And the number one enemy of my waistline, ice cream from MarbleSlab. Counting calories is not permitted when you're on holiday, so zero guilt.

These past couple of days have been extra special, perhaps cos this whole "ImproVacation" The Hubs came up with has a big lesson in it for me. Real life, the way things are for me right now and perhaps you too, can be crazy, unpredictable, refusing to go according to plan, but we have a choice. We can complain about how nothing seems to be going our way and make ourselves (and those around us) miserable, or we can choose to make the best of it and have a great time if we take our eyes off what's not working and remember to be thankful for what is.

"A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; 
   a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day."
                                        Proverbs 15:19 
The most inexpensive holiday of my life has turned out to be the best by far. I am grateful for an amazing man, who is teaching me to make the best of what life brings. Steady helping me become a better person. Leading by example.

I celebrate you, Adebola. When I count my blessings, I count you twice.

Three hearty cheers for my "Chairman"




I'm laughing so hard,there are tears in my eyes. I am one grateful girl. I owe it all to God. He has blessed me more than I deserve. If you're believing Him for a miracle, I join my faith with yours. He will bring His word to pass in your life. Did I hear you say Amen?

Thanks for coming by again and again.
May your dreams come true


Every vacation plan we made this year refused to happen.

We had planned to go to South Africa and I was really looking forward to it cos my sister and her husband were going to meet up with us there, but thanks to our time share and the S.A. embassy, no joy. They got there today and it's taking all the willpower I have not to be sad.

I really really needed a break, especially after 11 weeks of being in zombie mode when The Hubs was out of town, so I asked his cousin if she could have the munchkins sleepover at hers for one night. She offered to take them for two and I was so excited, our bags were packed by Tuesday morning, even though we were not scheduled to leave till Wednesday.

Unfortunately, she cancelled on Tuesday night. There was a stomach bug going around and they weren't feeling well. I was so disappointed, I switched to I-want-to-move-back-home-mode. All I wanted was to wake up in a room that wasn't mine and not have to think about the kids for 48 hours.

The Hubs offered to stay back and let me go for the two days, but I declined. The holiday I had planned in my head included having lots and lots of bedroom activity, so going without him was out of the question. Sad sad sad. Until he came up with the improvised vacation idea, which I have named ImproVacation :D. We're home, the kids too, but I'm on holiday. I'm being spoiled silly and I love it. I could get used to this. It's been a lot of fun. My super hero came to the rescue :D:D:D

Day 1: Mediterranean buffet. At the restaurant The Hubs kept commenting on the interior... Columns, beams, stuff architects talk about... All I could think of was the food. Baked fish, kebab... *deep sigh*....  Thinking about all that food is making me hungry. I'm off to grab something to eat and I'll be back to tell you about day 2.

After the movie. We saw Total Recall and loved it !