(If you’d like to skip my commentary and just see the pictures, here’s a link to the slideshow. It should be noted that we had 4 different photo-taking devices with us, so the pictures aren’t in any sort of order, and I haven’t captioned/described any of them. But if you just need some tropical beauty in your day, click on through.)
Last week at this time I was swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. It was a short swim, because we didn’t want to get any more sunburnt, but it was very, very warm out. And this morning I woke up to snow. Sometimes Mother Nature is cruel.
We were in Key West for 4 nights and Miami for 2. Most of the pictures are from Key West. You can tell the Miami ones mostly because they’re skyline shots. Key West doesn’t have any buildings taller than 5 or 6 floors (OK, there might be a hotel with 10, I’m not sure).
I’ll try to post pictures I didn’t already Instagram. And I’ll try to get them in chronological order, at least roughly.
I’m missing so many details, but that’s what I can do for now. My arms and legs (below the elbows/knees) are peeling and I no longer itch. That sun allergy on my legs is nearly gone; it’s lingering on my right leg a bit but it looks much better. Lots of shaving and exfoliating and moisturizing going on.
If you ever plan on going to Key West, ask me for restaurant recommendations and places to stay. I’d recommend doing just about everything that we did. It was a wonderful trip. I really wish the forecast wasn’t for 5-10″ of snow tonight. I’d much rather be swimming / hanging out near the pool and eating fresh seafood. Oh, the fresh seafood…. Don’t get me started on the gloriousness of that. Poor land-locked Minnesota doesn’t have a chance for competing in that regard.
Life is pretty much back to normal now. We’ve unpacked and done all our laundry and loved up on the kitties. And now I’ve blogged the trip, so it’s truly over now. Sad. But wonderful. Great memories.
Here's another project we're working on. What do you think about layout? And imagine it with guacamole-colored walls (though Prince Charming says we can't start that project until we finish some others).
Unfortunately, I now have this awkward and dark corner where my monitors used to be. Should I mention it's the only corner? The desks in our cubes are L shaped, so this is the middle of my desk. And I scooted as far back as I could to get this shot, but since are cubes are only 5.5' x 6.5', that didn't give my much room.
I rearranged my cubicle yesterday, as much as I could at least. My double monitors are now actually side by dude, instead of in a V formation in the corner. It's taking some getting used to, but I think in the end it will be good.
These two went in my office / craft room. Major improvement over the one handmade curtain set and the one empty window. Now I can try on clothes to check for fitting without having to leave the room! One more project done!