Welp, Christmas vacation = over and I am a little sad. I recognize that I am incredibly lucky to have two entire weeks off work, but maaaan it went by quickly. Last year I also had two weeks off and I feel like the time just crept by. Probably because I didn’t really do anything. I felt really bored and I was ready to go back to work the day after Christmas. But this year I was extremely busy and I feel like I didn’t even get to squeeze in all the leisuring I had planned. Big problems eh?
But in a week and a half, about 40 of us are heading to Jamaica for a week for my friends’ Dawn and Mark’s wedding!
You may remember they had a tropical themed Jack & Jill to celebrate their tropical wedding.
I am DYING of excitement for it, and it is definitely lessening the blow of the back-to-work thing.
So I have been preparing for that a bit over the holidays. Since I plan on living in my bikini every day for a week and I would like to feel at least a little comfortable, and since I have been eating like a champ over the holidays, I have been trying to get back into the regular gym thing. I have been really good since New Year’s and I’ve gone almost every single day. And all I have to say about that is…
Ohh wait. I know why. Because I keep eating crap like this:
My friends and I went out for brunch yesterday and that was mine. Pure deliciousness.
I also had to get a new passport recently, and apparently I am just not meant to have one because my face is too shiny.
When I originally went to get my photos done, the girl who was taking it had to take my photo about FOUR times because my face was too shiny and was creating a big glare on the camera. The way she was going on about my shiny face I’m surprised she was even able to take a picture of me without being blinded. Finally she handed me a tissue and just said “Here, wipe your greasy face.”
Well fine, she didn’t say greasy, I just added that.
Finally my photo was suitable with minimal glare. So I took them into the passport office and the guy who was helping me looked at them and was immediately like “Um, your face is shiny. There’s a glare on your forehead. These are going to get rejected.”
Stupid shiny face.
So my greaseball face and I went next door to this super sketchy convenience store that did passport photos, and the man working there set me up for a new one. And then he took it and looked at the camera and said “No, face too shiny!”
I said “Yes, yes I know. Apparently this is a big issue…”
He handed me a compact with powder makeup and I loaded it on my grease face and FINALLY I took a decent photo with no glare. But holy that was an ordeal.
In other Jamaica preparation news, I bought a new camera!
That baby was like $70 off and was less than $100 with tax. Huge score. I have been wanting to get a new camera for a while, as mine is a big piece of crap and chokes under pressure (ie – any time I want to take a photo). It’s waterproof though, so it’ll still be coming along on my trip for water excursions.
So far it has taken beautiful photos…of my cat, as that has been my only subject.
And my friend Sherrie (who is my date to the wedding) and I went shopping yesterday and found a bunch of really cheap bathing suit coverups/dresses, so I am excited about those. And I got all my little travel toiletries.
So I am all set and ready to go. In a week and a half. In the meantime I will play the waiting game and I guess throw myself into work so the time goes by quickly. Hopefully.
I hope you guys had a great weekend!