Stinky is all better. he's running around like a crazy puppy and chewing on everything around. The dogs definitely have their own personality. Dirty likes to play, but she's also kinda lazy. I found her on our patio chairs the other day. They have no cushions, just those plastic cross straps that you set the cushion on. It took her a long time and her legs kept falling through the straps, but she made it. And then tried to go to sleep. Stinky was busy trying to eat the tree.
On a tangentially related note, do you know how odd it is to walk out in your backyard and yell the nickname of your grade school boyfriend? Yes, his nickname was Stinky. People called him Stink (probably still do). And now that's the name of my dog. Thanks, Anya. And it's made even weirder by the fact that at one point in time, that same family had a dog named Katie.
The cruise was all kinds of awesome. The complany was great. I met new friends. Most are younger, not a one of them have kids, and one is getting married in a couple weeks. In other words, they still know how to have fun. I knew how to have fun once upon a time. Turns out I kinda still remember it when removed from my day-to-day life.
The beaches at Nassau were gorgeous, sandy and clean. We went to an island owned by Royal Carribean the next day, and while it was still gorgeous, the beaches were much rockier (and their were barracudas in the water). And in Key West, the beaches were kinda shallow and not all that exciting. But the site-seeing was cool in Key West. And of course, that's where they had the wedding. We also went to the Margaritaville Cafe and I had a drink that knocked me on my ass. And the best nachos EVER. And I'm pretty sure I'd still feel that way without the drink.
Last weekend, Brandon and Heather had a reception nearby and we got to see everyone again. And we got invited to another of the couples' wedding.
[screeeeeech. that's the sound of my good mood derailing. Not at all because of the topic. but because I was writing that while the kids were in the bathtub. And Rob was downstairs on the phone, and they started screaming repeatedly and I had to deal with them. And then a friend called. And I had to hang up so I could put the kids to bed because Rob was on the computer trying to solve the logistics of whether or not we can go to the above mentioned wedding. It's 5 hours away, and it's much more fucking complicated than you'd think it should be because we have kids, and we keep leaving them for the weekend (or week) with someone else and it makes me feel guilty and I miss them, but then Rob gets pissy because he's trying to plan this shit for me and i have this Lia Sophia/tastefully Simple party coming up on the sunday after the wedding, so we have to drive back up here in a hurry, and Rob thinks it's crap just because he's not interested in it, and so he gives me shit about "trying to plan this and I don't have time for planning around your feelings" bullshit, and poof. mood is gone.]
Now I'm going to go call Lee back. Becuase he doesn't bitch at me and we were having a nice conversation.
sorry this post sucks.