Friday, June 29, 2007

Fantastic Friday - and the backstory to my WW picture

As I mentioned in my TT entry yesterday, I'm on a bit of a "vacation". I took Thursday and Friday off work this week to enjoy the weather, and relax. So far, I'm having a wonderful long weekend.

Yesterday I completed quite a few of the tasks on my TT, I cleaned my house, did laundry and ran some other errands. Then I traveled to Gloucester with a friend, and we went to my cousin's house for a cook-out. It was a great time.

Today I've had a wonderful day. I got up late, got some much needed extra sleep, had breakfast, and then caught up on some e-mails and downloaded some songs onto my MP3 Player.

Then I went to have lunch with my mom at her work, and after that I went to my mother's house to use her new pool. I lounged around there for about 2 hours, soaking up some sun and swimming to my heart's delight. After that I ran a few more errands, including buying some much needed shirts for work (also on my TT list).

Then I came home, and sat on my balcony chatting with one of my neighbors for a bit. And for the past few hours I've been catching up on reading some of my favorite blogs. I still have a bit more catch up to do in the blog world, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow now because it's time to go back out and enjoy my Friday night.

My friend Chan and I have decided to go into Boston for the evening, for dinner, and then maybe to a club or something, nothing too young and hip, because we are way past that stage in our lives, but something more laid back and relaxed.

I have no definitive plans for tomorrow, but am probably going to head to Portsmouth, NH with my friend Chan (she's my weekend buddy), for some walking around and shopping and picture taking...

Sunday is still ENTIRELY up in the air for plans...I'm absolutely loving this weekend.

OH, and before I forget, I received many comments to my Wordless Wednesday this week, requesting a back story. If you'd like to see that picture, click here.

As for the backstory: Yes, I took this picture. It was taken in May of 2006, in Cancun, Mexico during a horseback riding excursion. I was on vacation that week with my parent's, my 23 year old brother, and my grandfather (and also my brother's godparents and their 24 year old daughter). It was a wonderful vacation, and that excursion I took with my brother's godparent's daughter (did I lose you there?), my brother went with us, but he chose to go ATVing instead of horseback riding.

The man in the shot was our riding instructor for the day, and was, by the way, a total hottie who I flirted with shamelessly throughout the day.

I took this photo with a cheappish, non-digital camera, and had no idea how wonderful it had come out until I developed the film months later...it is my second favorite shot from that vacation. My favorite is another black and white, of my family.

That's pretty much the story in a nutshell. Not very exciting, I know, but it holds great memories for me.

5 comments:

swamp witch said...

Hey Gal...thanks for answering my question. I thought I recognized that place...been there done that.
We head on down to Akumal for diving, but always spend time in Playa...

Rayne said...

Wow. It's amazing how we all spend so much money on digital or high end 35 mm cameras and yet, some of the best shots come out of cheap little cameras.

PixieDust said...

This is an incredible shot. Very surreal.
Hope your evening of dinner & music was fun, and as for Saturday a little shopping never hurt anyone! (Although, do not confirm that with my husband.)
;-)

Frances said...

Sounds like total bliss to me.
Enjoy
Frances who can't wait till Sunday Day Off

FRIGGA said...

Sometimes pictures are just that much better with the backstory, I liked this one. That would be hard to choose: ATV or horseback riding? Can't we do both! :P

I came by to let you know I posted the answers from my TT13: "Have You Ever?"