And We’re Back

Am I too old/mommyish to add “like cooked crack” to that title? Probably? Very well, then, I’ll just leave it at, “And we’re back.”

We got back from our Carnival cruise on Saturday, but shortly after getting home and taking a shower (and shaving my legs, which was the main thing), I was off to the urgent care to get my ankle and leg X-rayed.

This is how the second day of vacation went:

I slipped in the water area and slammed my leg on a stone tile corner and twisted my ankle. Ouch. (For the record, there were probably 100 people out there on their lounge chairs, but since I avoided making eye contact with anyone after that fall, I’m not doodling them.)

I’m the Queen of Clumsy, so wiping out wasn’t much of a surprise. I was able to get around okay during the vacation (largely due to the part of my leg that I fell on remaining numb the whole time, which is wearing off now). But by the time I got home, the swelling in my leg was so bad down to my ankle that I couldn’t get my Crocs on all the way and between that and the numbness that remained in my leg, I was encouraged to get an X-ray. The doctor initially thought I had a fracture and put me in a walking boot, but messaged me later and said it might be something else and to wear the boot and follow up with Ortho. So that’s what I’m doing.

That aside — and a few Baby Girl tantrums aside — the vacation was a blast. We went to the Bahamas again and had a stop in Princess Cays (very pretty) and Nassau. Little Man and I had booked an excursion to swim with the dolphins at Balmoral Island, and I was scared that I wouldn’t be able to do it because of my leg/foot at first, but we made it and had fun. Balmoral Island was absolutely beautiful with crystal clear water, so hopefully we’ll make it back there soon!

Baby Girl loved the “Mahamas” as she called it, even though she was a little confused on what, exactly, the Mahamas were. At first she thought it was Charleston, and then she thought it was the cruise ship, and then she thought it was Fort Moultrie or Sumter (out of Charleston Harbor).

I also had a bit of confusion myself as we left Charleston. I saw a boat pull up alongside us and spotted a big gun, which I loudly announced.

I had visions of modern-day pirates running through my head, but as my husband pointed out, it was just the Coast Guard. Sorry for the alarm, fellow passengers (who still aren’t doodled).

The kids really enjoyed themselves. Between the pool, water slides, arcade, and other stuff, they didn’t complain about being bored or whine about screens a single time. Baby Girl loved being able to get ice cream 24/7, too. One morning we did the Green Eggs and Ham breakfast, which was really cool. Little Man was the only one brave enough to try the green eggs, though! We took the kids to a couple of the PG rated comedy shows, and Baby Girl almost made one of the comedians lose it when she did an extremely loud fake laugh after everyone else finished laughing a few times. Lordy.

Usually I’m glad to be back home by the end of the vacation, but that’s not the case this time, which is a testament to how fun it was. Also, Laundry Mountain is back, and I really don’t wanna fold clothes. (And, since I’m writing this post three days after getting home, it should really all be taken care of by now.)

So, yeah…good times, great memories made!

I’ve got over 100 emails from blog subscriptions to catch up on, so I’ll be dropping by soon. I’m glad everyone seemed to enjoy my throwback posts from last week!ย 


Author: Erika

Iโ€™m a SAHM to two kids. When Iโ€™m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

24 thoughts on “And We’re Back”

  1. I’m sorry to read about your mishap, which sounds lousy. Hope the problem is not too extreme. Your vacay sounds like it was fun, however. I like calling those islands the Mahamas. Baby Girl is onto something good there.

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  2. โ€˜Queen of clumsyโ€™ hope youโ€™re feeling better! Loved reading all about your vacation. Iโ€™m always glad to be home from a vacation, as they tend to feel a little more like work than an actual โ€˜vacation.โ€™ So glad to hear you had an amazing time ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Yes, happens every time, between unpacking and washing all the clothes brought back from vacation can be a bit exhausting! But so worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚ One thing I do while on vacation, I go to the dollar store and get two collapsible hampers, one for us and one for the kids. I open it when we arrive and just load it in the van when it’s time to come back home. When we get home, all the dirty clothes is in their hampers ready to wash! Oh the little things that make this mama’s job easier! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Itโ€™s so much better than having to mix the clothes that werenโ€™t used with the ones that were. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ But I think this would only apply to road trips/vacations. ๐Ÿค”

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  3. Oh boy.
    “Darling, that woman who just slipped in the pool, isn’t she the one who shouted ‘GUN!’ yesterday when the Coast Guard went past?”
    I’m glad you all had a great time ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. HAHAHA! The Mahamas! And the Coast Guard! LOL
    You crack me up!
    Sorry about your foot. The part where you can’t get it into your Crocs alarms me, so I hope they get you fixed up soon!

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