Ryan and I are spending today cleaning our apartment. So far laundry is put away, my sewing area is picked up after the Halloween insanity, Ryan’s desk is cleaned off, I vaccuumed the living room rug, Ryan cleaned the bathroom, I did most of the dishes, and I swept the hallway and living room. It’s all very exciting, I know. We still have our room to finish cleaning, the rest of the dishes to do, and the kitchen/bathroom floor to clean. That’s tomorrow’s project.
The reason we are doing all this cleaning this weekend (aside from the fact that we just should) is that we are leaving on Friday after work for the cities. On Saturday we fly to Miami, and on Sunday we will be boarding the cruise ship! For those of you who don’t already know, Ryan’s work is sending us to this conference. On a CRUISE SHIP. Obviously I went into the wrong line of work. Lucky for me, my husband chose better. Neither of us have ever been on a cruise, so this will be an entirely new experience for us. We haven’t been to the Carribean before either. We are very excited. So far our plans include a Fury Catamaran Snorkel & Beach Party (snorkeling and hanging out on the beach? OK!) and to find somewhere on Grand Cayman to get rum cake. Neither of us has gone snorkeling before either (this entire week will be full of “I’ve never tried that before!”).
So, back to the original point; we are cleaning the apartment this weekend so that we can just keep it picked up over the course of the week and don’t have to worry about it being a mess when we come back. Because nothing is worse when you get back from vacation than a messy house. It makes cleaning go a lot faster, doing it for a vacation. I highly recommend it.
Ryan is currently making dinner; lasagna soup. It smells delicious, and I think all that’s going so far is the ground beef, onion, celery and peppers. We are having dinner with our friends next door, and plan on playing a game or something once the children go to sleep (they have a 14 month old). Ryan has to go to work at about 10 tonight…hopefully only for a couple hours.
I enjoy these laid back weekends. I like having a clean house, I like not feeling rushed, and I love hanging out with friends.
We also got to see our friend Jess and her 1 month old son Peter yesterday. He is so adorable, and so little (even though he’s bigger than James was at that age). We went out for dinner, and he slept the entire time. Ryan and I were remembering when we could take James anywhere, and he would just sleep. James was sitting in a highchair at dinner last night, drinking on his own out of a sippy cup and eating guacamole (he loved it), pineapple (that too) and “spring vegetables” baby food (that one was just ok). It’s amazing how much he’s changed in less than 9 months.
Other than that, there’s not much going on here. We are waiting for the baby to wake up (he’s going on 2 hours asleep), and we are heading next door for dinner in about 10 minutes. Time to pick up the baby toys before we go. Oh, and I hear James talking in his room.
Let me know if you have any great cruise tips (or tips about Grand Cayman or Cozumel)! And I hope all of you are having weekends as peaceful as mine!