Mind the Gap

Sorry for the gap in posting. Between the funeral, work, and getting ready for our vacation in Ptown, it’s been a hectic week.

In the middle of all this, we celebrated an early Mother’s Day with my Mom by bringing sushi (one of her favorites) and a gift she asked for (a counter top mixer.) She surprised me with an early birthday cake:

One of my staff also surprised me with an early birthday gift: a new (and quite unique) giraffe for me collection.

But, best of all, we leave tomorrow after work for an 8 day vacation. We’ll be staying over in Franklin, MA tomorrow night so we can get on the Cape early Saturday morning before the weekend traffic hits.

There are no words to express how excited I am. We are long overdue for a vacation, we are going to my favorite place on earth, Harvey is coming with us, we will be hanging out with good friends, I’m 20+ lbs lighter (yay Noom!) and it will be the first time in four years that I am going to Ptown without any ailments, attachments, or adverse conditions. Also, I turn 52 while I’m there which means, when we get back, I’ll have less than 3 years to retirement. WOOHOO!

In preparation for the trip, I bought some new sneakers that are quite apropos (with apologies to anti-rainbow paraphernalia Lurky!)

I will try to stay on target with my eating and exercise goals while I’m there but, honestly, I need to let go of as much responsibility and restraint as possible and have a great time! It’s time to let loose and have fun. And by that I mean nap a lot, ogle pretty men, shop my ass off, and hold Jeffrey’s hand while walking down the street every minute we’re there.

And maybe eat a cookie!

13 thoughts on “Mind the Gap

  1. I don’t hate rainbows. I like rainbows! I don’t like how capitalism has appropriated rainbows for consumerist culture.

    I also like your new giraffe.

    How is your mom doing?

    I hope you have a safe and happy trip. Don’t be staring at your phone the entire trip, but take some pictures to share with us.

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    • And that’s what I meant when I said “rainbow-Paraphernalia,” my dear Lurky!

      Mom is back to tip-top shape (for her) and is happy to be so (as are we all for her.)

      I will be sure to enjoy our time in Ptown and not overdo it with pics, but I’ll share what ones a do take, promise.


  2. I love those sneakers and the truly unusual giraffe. Very cool. It makes me happy imagining you two walking through town hand in hand. So ridiculous that it becomes a political statement in most places in the country. Your mother appears to be quite a sweetheart. And, you know, once you reach Provincetown, all you have to do is get to the other side of the ocean and here we are.

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    • This is just not acceptable, given your wanderlust and how penguin-friendly, Ptown is. You and your Sweet Bear must really plan a trip, hopefully one during which we can meet.


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