Black Friday

Friday, November 29, 2013

Another great Thanksgiving has come and gone already. For once in my life I did not wake up food hungover. But I'm not bragging about this or even remotely happy about it, either. Wednesday morning I woke up with a terrible cold, which somehow led to a touch of the flu, which then ended with a few too many painful hours of dehydration. Have you ever been sick on vacation- and over a holiday no less? It's awful. While everyone was sipping margaritas by the pool yesterday, toasting to Thanksgiving I was in bed drowning my sorrows with a mouth full of cold medicine.

The worst part was last night when it was time to go to the Thanksgiving dinner we all know and love so much and I had to stay back. I got dressed, attempted to do my hair, and really made an effort of making it happen but I just couldn't. So while everyone else went to feast on turkey I stayed at the house and ordered soup. Because Chris is the best guy ever he stayed back, as well. And as we were waiting for our dinner to arrive he was slamming any and all food in the house proclaiming, "Just because I can't have Thanksgiving dinner, doesn't mean I can't get Thanksgiving full." That's what I like about Chris, he's always willing to make the best out of a situation- that and he's never too good to drink the crumbs from a Dorito bag.

But enough complaining, what am I saying? I need to suck it up and enjoy the last forty eight hours of this beautiful place. This is my view at this very moment, so besides a little sniffle and a scratchy throat, I'm doing okay.

And now for a few more photos to recap what I've been up to...

We did a little snorkeling at Chilleno Beach toward the beginning of the week. A little snorkeling and little bit of Corona drinking, I should say. I like snorkeling, once I can get past the whole fish part (yes, I realize that sounds ridiculous.) I've grown up my entire life trying to swim away from fish in lakes and oceans, so it was kind of a struggle for me to make myself swim toward the fish. And I was pretty much done for once Chris found a spotted eel in the reef he wanted me to come see. No, thank you. I don't like fish that smile at you.

On Monday it was a bit cloudy so we walked around the cute town of San Jose while the boys golfed. I was more than delighted to see a few Christmas decorations hung around the streets.

And then I even got over zealous and made a crappy sandcastle (thanks to all of the practice I've had in improv classes.)

Which of course Knox immediately jumped on.

Try not to look at the difference in skin tones between Chris and I.

Back in the day I used to get up at 9:00 a.m. to bake in the sun when we'd come down to Cabo. And now I've got the sun spots to prove it. So no more tanning for this girl, I've been wearing hats and caking on the sunscreen. But not Chris, the moment the sun touches his skin he's black.

And because each photo takes about ten minutes to upload, I'm going to have to stop for the moment. A Bloody Mary is being put in front of my face so I guess I better drink it, I heard alcohol kills cold germs. Hope you're all having a wonderful day after Thanksgiving! See you later!

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  1. Yuck for being sick on not only Thanksgiving, but on vacation too :( Hope you feel better soon :)

  2. Aw, I hope you're feeling better soon. Being sick on vacation is the worst! :(

  3. So sorry you were suck! Hope you feel better soon! A few years back, I had a horrible tooth infection over Christmas week & had to miss all of the fun. It's terrible!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

  4. Sorry to hear that you've been sick but it looks like y'all are having a wonderful time despite that. I'm super jealous of this vacation of yours! I hope you feel better and enjoy your last bit of time there.

  5. Being sick on holidays sucks . Inspite of that , your week sounds SO fun!

  6. Aww feel better!! My sister hates snorkeling, she loves swimming but has attempted snorkeling twice & has had terrible experience. Her last one ended with a shark in the water! Enjoy the rest of your trip!


  7. Hope you're feeling better! And Chris... what a keeper.

  8. What a nice freakin' view to blog from! Get well soon!
    atelier zozo

  9. Hope you feel better soon girl! I used to tan like a FREAK back in the day... I regret it so much now. Blech.

  10. Drinking definitely cures sickness! So does Mexican food I've heard. Hope you're having a great last night!


  11. You look great, girly! So glad you are feeling better! :)

  12. I am so sorry about you being sick on vacay! That happened to me when I just was visiting home and my baby got it the day we had to fly back. ugh no fun. Hope you're able to enjoy the rest of it! But I have to tell you - I am dying laughing about your last picture on the golf cart. It looks like Chris has a beautiful girlish leg and Chris's tan hairy leg looks like it belongs to you! lol check out this buzz feed post to see what I mean, hilarious. I mean, I hope you find it hilarious rather than embarrassing because it's awesome.

  13. I am totally not stalking through your archives...

    But I am so with you when it comes to swimming away from fish! We went snorkeling on our honeymoon and I spent 5% of the time oohhing and awwing at the pretty coral and the other 95% of the time flailing my arms like crazy thinking "shoo, fishies, shoo!" in my head. A real class act :)