Sunday list

So I haven’t blogged in a while, and lets just say I’ve been a little busy. A lot has been going on, so I’m going to make a list. Here goes.

-I am getting married in less than 5 weeks (what?!?!). We had a “walk through” at our venue the other day where I was told we would have to pay $200 for 8 (eight) tablecloths for the cocktail hour. The woman must have been on crack. I told her it wasn’t going to happen. Take that!Seriously though, could I please just get married without going into major debt in the process?? I know, I know, it’s our own fault for planning the wedding we did (which is by no means extravagant in the first place), but come on, some of this stuff is just ridiculous.

-We have decided on our honeymoon destination! Drumroll please…Belize!

The bottom picture is the blue hole, and yes, we will go diving 150 feet down into that sucker! We will spend 5 nights on Ambergris Caye for the diving, and then 4 nights in the interior exploring jungle, waterfalls, caves, and Mayan Ruins. Oh, and we can rent this private waterfall for the day:

Now for the bad news. After listing out everything that we owe for the wedding, we don’t know if we can actually afford this trip. We aren’t planning to go until November, so we are going to wait until after the wedding and see where we stand.

-I went to the Y for a swim Friday morning, and I saw the most curious thing I have ever seen in the pool there. It was a man, perhaps 25-30, tall and lanky. He was wearing a shortie wetsuit in a pool where the temperature probably averages around 84 degrees. He was also wearing a bright red life jacket, mask, snorkel, and fins. He was face down in the water holding 2 floating foam dumbells out in front of him. He was ever-so-slowly making his way from one end of the pool to the other with his flippers. I wondered if he was meditating and transferring his mind to the ocean. I wondered if he saw fish. I started to imagine that I was in the ocean seeing fish. It was quite pleasant actually.

-I have gotten a lot of training in during the past few days. Friday was a brick: 1 hour swim, 1 hour bike, 45 min run. Saturday was a 3.5 hour bike. Sunday is a day of rest. I am contemplating signing up for the Trek 100 bike ride on June 7th, so I am really trying to ramp up my riding in preparation.

-Gas is $3.99 a gallon. WTF? Thank God I don’t have to drive to work.

-I am going to see the new Indiana Jones movie on Memorial Day with a bunch of people from my family. We have VIP reserved seating in the theatre, which means we won’t have to get there 2 hours early to try and get seats. In preparation, I plan to rent the first three movies today and have a movie marathon, because my recolection of these films is a bit fuzzy.

-I think that’s all I’ve got. Enjoy your Sunday!



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2 responses to “Sunday list

  1. I’m jealous that you don’t have to drive to work and Belize looks freaking fabulous. Weddings are so freaking expensive—-I hope you get a honeymoon sometime soon!

  2. I am getting married in August and sometimes I worry we got in over our heads too. We are sending out our invited soon though and I can’t wait to get those responses and enter them in the spreadsheet either! ha!