Showing posts from April, 2010

Excuses, Excuses

Argh, I really don't know what's wrong with me lately. I have this huge sense of guilt for not writing for the blog but I can't find motivation for writing! I guess guilt just isn't enough. Since I left my teaching job I have far less time by myself and I think that's a contributing factor to my lack of posting. I used to have 2 to 3 hours a day that were just for me, just for the blog and now I have zero. My "new" job is writing, managing four blogs, 15 Facebook pages and 6 Twitter accounts, I think at the end of my day job I just don't have the "oomph" to keep writing. I need inspiration, I need motivation, I need an assistant, I need a few more hours in the day!

I've realized that there are some psychological factors at play here too. The last few months I have been feeling rather "meh", depressed and just not very excited about anything. No one wants to read a blog full of moans (well, at least I don't think so) …

Snorkeling Puerto Morelos

This is mostly going to be a picture post, I haven't done one in aeons! Sunday we took my parents to the beach in Puerto Morelos and my dad had a hankering to do some snorkeling. We caught a little panga at a good price and had some of the best snorkeling we've had in a long time. The water was super clear, the sun was shining through and the fish were abundant. Max did the whole two hours with us, his first time really keeping up with a group on a reef snorkel, I was thrilled and so was he! There were moments where I heard him screaming into his tube, thought he was panicking, but he was just pointing out some super cool fish he'd spotted. The conditions were perfect for taking pics, so here you go, some fishies, some coral and a really cool Grandpa/Max shot.

And that's it, just a quickie today but sheesh, two blogs in two days, pretty good for this good-for-nothin' blogger these days! The parents leave tomorrow, back to Canada after three weeks here. We…

Happy Birthday to Max!

Five years ago at this very moment I was having a freaking-out, full-fledged panic attack in the hospital preparing for my life to change. Vomiting from nervousness, asking for more meds and screaming at Hubby to put down the damned video camera. I won't bore you with the details of Max's birth (which at times felt more like an alien abduction), suffice it to say that he arrived safely around 10 am on April 12, 2005 and nothing has been the same since.
It feels very strange to have a five year old boy, I feel like I need to stop calling him "my baby". He's fiercely independent, thinks he needs to start shaving and talks about his plans to get married and kiss his wife on the mouth. I take pride in the moments where he seems so grown up, but I still prefer the times where he is super-tired and I can get him to snuggle up with me on the couch for some cuddles. Those moments are hard to come by, he's a ball of energy and sitting still is not on his agenda, s…

Family Visit to Isla Mujeres

Wow, time sure flies when you are having fun, I can't believe how long it's been since I blogged! My parents arrived from Canada last week and we've been running around like crazy! We managed to take last weekend off for a relaxing trip to Isla Mujeres, my parents favourite place in the area. We stayed at Posada del Mar which was lovely, great location on the main strip across from the beach and close to restaurants and shops. Max was beyond thrilled with the pool, it was hard to get him out of the water to do anything else.

We rented a golf cart one day and I gave my folks the quickie tour of Isla. I told them "chatter" cost extra but they chose the bargain route, too bad, they missed out on my corny jokes. We visited the turtle farm, saw the floating house, Punta Sur (wow, big changes there, they've finally added a safety wall and a covered seating area), checked out the shell house and ran all over town. The highlight was definitely our stop at Garra…