Sunday, January 16, 2011

Next On The Agenda

Ladies and gents, I am currently eating oatmeal and liking it.

I found a way to enjoy it!

I get the maple brown sugar oatmeal, pour a little less water in than advised and mix it with some of my gluten free granola for some crunch. Blackberries or another fruit will top it off! YUM!

And I am also proud to announce that I believe that I have conquered pineapple as well. I keep eating it, making sure I am getting ripe pineapple and now...I think I like it!

I have to tell you that I am fairly proud of myself right now. My 'learning to love it' is working so far.

Next up is eggplant. Meh. I will be scouring the internet for some fabulous recipes and hopefully I will find a couple that look appetising.

Also, in news, I think that Michael and I might have found our next vacation! We've been talking about it for a while and have been trying to figure out what we can afford right now. My original idea was to hop on a cruise (that hits up Central America) for a week and spend a few days in the port of call, New Orleans. But the more I looked, the more I realized that this trip would end up costing $1000 more than a couple of the others I had mapped out.

How perfect would that have been? Going back to the city where we got engaged, for our 5 year anniversary...

ahh well.

I did find a good deal on a different place that we'd never been. Playa Del Carmen, Mexico!

I have wanted to go there for a while, but it was always just a little more expensive than going to say Cabo or Puerta Vallarta. But, this time I found a deal for 7 nights!

The best part is that it's close enough to travel about 30 miles (back toward the airport) and spend some time in Cancun (another place I have never been). Or we could hop a ferry from Playa Del Carmen and head over to the island of Cozumel for the day (which I have been to). There are some Mayan ruins a little south of Playa also that I know we will want to check out. Other than that, we will be beach bound on a beautiful aqua shore.

All that's left is to request time off, book the trip, and get in some kind of bikini shape (yikes)! Oh and maybe go tanning a bit before so as not to burn like a red-head. Cause I will.

When is this all taking place you might ask? Late May! Yes folks, I am avoiding Spring Break like the plague. I am old enough now that I don't want a gaggle of 18-21 year olds puking in the pool next to me or keeping me up until 4am. I want a nice relaxing, romantic vacation with my husband and maybe a few margaritas.

Be happy for me friends...I need this like I need food.


  1. Ooooh I have to say, if you do go to Mexico I will be so jealous! Don't get me wrong, I'm totally excited for Disney World, but shoot. You know how much I LOVE me some warm beaches!!! :)
    I need to go tanning, too! I'm such a whitey. And Orlando is pretty hot in May. I better get on that!

  2. Oh come on - spring break wet tshirt contests aren't your thing?! Just kidding. They sound AWFUL. Your trip sounds amazing and you are inspiring me to plan something fun for the spring.

    As for oatmeal, I am so glad it has another follower. I love the stuff. I have plain oats every morning with brown sugar, almonds and cranberries. If you're feeling adventurous, try it!

  3. Good for you! I love those foods, but I've given up on grains...again...hopefully I can stick with it.

    You'll love Playa del Carmen! Make sure to go south to Tulum and see the ruins. We stayed in Akumal for a week and then were married on Isla Mujeres (straight across the water from Cancun). I love the Yucatan!

  4. I'm a gigantic fan of eggplant parmesan (I spelled this wrong but can't remember the correct spelling).

    It's a bit of work to make, but it's delicious.

    If you want to email me I can send you the recipe. :)

  5. I am really interested in going to Playa del Carmen sometime, I'm excited you two are going! Five years already?! Wow.

  6. Okay...your way to eat oatmeal sounds delicious. I want to try it. I like the granola idea. :)


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