Well, I feel like I missed the month of June

June has been high stress due to work–and so I feel like I missed the whole month. I didn’t get over to the beach as much as I thought I would. I’ve only been there a couple of times. I am not having fun so far this summer. I want to have fun and enjoy summer. I sure hope July is better. I’ll have to make a point of getting to the beach and pool more often. And, I need to get out to my patio swing more often, too. I need to do more “summery” actvities once I get home and forget about work. We planted a garden, so, I guess when I get out there and work in the garden, that will feel more like a summery thing to do. We have been taking some nice evening strolls and that helps me to relax. And, we have been sitting out in the evenings with the bonfire going. That always reminds me of camping. The smell of the wood fire–the sound of the water fountain in the pond and the crickets chirping. The neighborhood is quiet. Blend all those smells and sounds together and it reminds me of camping when I was a kid. The trick is to stay focused on those things and relax.

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Cancun

Recently returned from Cancun and had a fabulous time!

The trip was a gift from my husband for my 50th birthday. 

The trip was perfect from start to end.  Our flights were on time going and coming.  From the moment we landed all the knee pain I had been feeling disappeared.  I was told I had osteoarthritis a few months ago and had been doing all the exercises and stretches the physical therapist gave me to do.  My legs used to be in a lot of pain and were very stiff after I had been sitting for just a couple of hours.  But, I was able to stand after the 3 hour (non-stop) flight.  When I stood up,  I was able to just walk–pain-free,  It was wonderful!  We breezed through customs and then set out to have fun.

I spent the entire week pain-free— AND–since I got home I’ve been pain-free. 

We fell in love with our resort.  It was beautiful and the service was top notch.  The pool and beach were beautiful and I spent a lot of time there.

I got up at sunrise a few times and took some fabulous pictures. 

We went snorkeling, did lots of walking, went for a boat ride, took a tour to the ruins, swam with dolphins and had an absolutely fabulous time!

We relaxed.  And I think best of all, we spent a lot of time talking. We’d go out to the balcony and we’d go over our adventure of the day, and just talked in general. We don’t usually just sit and talk.  I loved it.

We have our funny story we like to repeat.  Riding the bus.  We found out that the bus drivers help you to your seat on the bus.  Here is how it works–you get on and pay the driver.  Then, the driver goes from 0-60 in a nanosecond, which flings you to the back of the bus. Once you pick yourself up off the floor, whichever seat you are clinging to is yours. Easy. Simple. Works.

I did not want to leave.  I could easily go back there at least once a year, but more often if I could.

I highly recommend it — if you get a chance to go to Cancun–take it!