Friday, February 19, 2010

HOW is it FRIDAY?

That means I'm leaving in FOUR DAYS. FOUR. Ninety-six hours. (You don't want to know how many fingers and calculators were used to figure that out.) I've knocked a couple more things of my list of things to do once more before I leave. Among them:

I saw circus animals.


Watched ANOTHER piece fall off the car.


Ate the fabulous, yet slightly dangerous due to their proximity to the police station, tacos.


Ate a giant Hershey's kiss (okay, maybe that wasn't on the list but HELLO!).


Admired yet another gorgeous sunrise.


And played with my puppy (okay, that's definitely not on the list, but look at that face! Or those eyes since he's really fricking close to the camera! [yes, he licked the camera]).


Shockingly, I accomplished A LOT in the past couple days and my to-do list is shrinking much faster than I thought it would. This means that I'm dreading the flight even more because SOMETHING will go wrong and if it's not in the planning, it will be the actual trip. Maybe I should pack a bikini for Owen in case he ends up in the Caribbean.

19 comments:

WendyCinNYC said...

Great sunrise picture! Sounds like you've done a lot before you take off--anything else in your plans?

june said...

Wow! That did come up fast! Can't wait to have you here :) I always love your pics!

Melanie Avila said...

Wendy, we're supposed to go to dinner tonight with my dad & his friend, plus some other friends and THEIR friends. And I foresee wine on the beach one of these evenings. :)

AB, can you believe it? Sheesh!

Adam said...

Owen in a bikini is not a pleasant mental image to have. :(

Adam

JLC said...

I haven't had breakfast yet so those tacos are making me HUNGRY! You should try to eat as much Mexican food as humanly possible before you leave. I can't imagine Mich. has a lot of authentic Mexican food. *drool*

Lisa Marie Miles said...

Wow, that seemed to have flown by. I hope you get everything done you want to!

Melanie Avila said...

Adam, are you kidding? That's hilarious! Just for that I'm taking a picture of him in a bikini.

JLC, I think I've had enough Mexican food to last a lifetime. At least my lifetime. Although I am thinking about having Ibis make his molé enchiladas once more.

Lisa, I KNOW!

Penguin said...

JLC, not so, Grand Rapids has some great Mexican restaurants.
They just re-opened Little Mexico Cafe after the fire.

Melanie Avila said...

Little Mexico? Fire?

Travis Erwin said...

No dog should face the indignity of wearing a bikini.

JLC said...

Good to know, Penguin. I'd hate to think of Mel, stranded without a great Mexican food place! ;)

(Mel - *channels Austin Powers* Mmmmole mole mole... )

Janna Qualman said...

Wowie wow, four days. But you're doing great!

Lyra said...

So is Ibis staying in Mexico? Um, sorry if this is common knowledge or you don't want to answer it.

Robin said...

Beautiful pictures! Wow. It happened so fast for me. *heart pounds* It seems like I just read your post that said you were moving back to the US. I'm crossing my fingers, toes, and nose hairs for you guys.

Natasha Fondren said...

Trying to think of something funny and clever to distract from the fact that you'll be parting for awhile.

*fails*

But yay for all the good things that will come of this change. Money is cool. And there's an unlimited supply of Nutter Butters. (Is that the cookie you love?)

Melanie Avila said...

Travis, now I totally want to put him in one just to take a picture.

Molé, molé, molé...

Janna I hope so.

Lyra, the link on the main page "Why I'm Leaving Mexico" explains everything. Yes, Ibis is staying here.

Robin, you DID just read it. It's been like no time at all! Gah!

Can I tell you a funny story about the Nutter Butters? The first time I mentioned them I was thinking of the Little Debbie snacks things that have peanut butter and wafers inside a chocolate coating. I was craving them SO bad and thought they were called Nutter Butters so that's what I asked for. Turned out they WEREN'T what I wanted, but I didn't have the heart to tell my friend, and now the whole thing's spiraled out of control, lol. I DO like them, but I'm not NUTS for them. ;)

Natasha Fondren said...

Hah! That cracks me up. I know exactly what things you're talking about. I LOVE THOSE THINGS! Speaking of which, I haven't had any for awhile.

Butterfinger came out with these Butterfinger Crisps, and they're sorta like those things, except instead of peanut butter inside, it's a butterfinger-flavored creme. It's to die for.

But still not as good as those Little Debbie snacks. I think I'm going to have to get some tonight.

Erica said...

Wow - that's it huh? Those pics are great. The sunrises there are just beautiful, and Owen - I mean how cute can that boy get! Here's to knocking the rest off your list - and a safe flight. Michigan will that much better with you and Owen in it ;o)

Nadine said...

Yum, those tacos!! They always sounds so good!

Glad you got so many things done before you left!