Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Simple joys have a simple voice. It says, "Time is living's prize"



Some wise words sung by one of my favorite actors, Raúl Esparza. If you don't already know who he is, trust me, you will.

Sometimes as we slog our way through the infertility trenches we forget to take time to nurture ourselves. In a few months I'll (hopefully) be in the overwhelming land of sleeplessness, dirty diapers, and sore nipples. I needed some time for some "simple joys." So I turned to my trusty computer to figure out a getaway where I could relax, be pampered a bit, and not have to walk much (damned feet!). So tomorrow I will be leaving out of NYC (where I live, YAY for no airports) for a 4 night cruise to St. John, Canada. The ship leaves tomorrow afternoon, day at sea on Friday, St. John Saturday (where I will do as little or as much as I please), another day at sea Sunday, and back home Monday morning. My plan is to have room service deliver my coffee in the morning, and mostly relax on deck in a lounge chair with a book. A little bit of heaven for a preggo at the height of Summer.

Internet access from the ship is INSANELY expensive. So I'm leaving my beloved macbook at home. See you next week!

"And wouldn't you rather be a left-handed flea
Or a crab on a slab at the bottom of the sea
Or a newt on the root of a banyan tree
Than a man who never learns how to be free
Not 'til he's underground"

20 comments:

Kristin said...

Have a wonderful time Dora. Enjoy your pampering!

Magpie said...

Sounds wonderful. Have fun.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Ohhh... Enjoy your time! That's a trip I would love to take.

Gray said...

ooh thats sounds wonderfully relaxing -- enjoy yourself & soak up all the pampering you can get.

Michelle said...

That sounds so wonderful! I am jealous!

Have a GREAT time! You deserve it!

becomingwhole said...

Hope it's fabulous! Enjoy!

Billy said...

Have a wonderful vacation.
Good for you for pampering yourself!
And good that your not taking your macbook. A holiday is a holiday is a holiday :-).

Cassandra said...

Staying away from airports is brilliant.

Bon voyage!

battynurse said...

oooh. Sounds like fun. I've considered doing one of these for Mexico. Quick 3 day cruise sounds awesome. Have fun!!!

Beautiful Mess said...

Enjoy your cruise, but most importantly enjoy spoiling YOU! You deserve it. See ya when you get back!
*HUGS*

Shinejil said...

Wait, St. John, Newfoundland? I hope so! It's awesome there!

Enjoy your cruise, Dora, and savor every moment!

musicmakermomma said...

I LOVE Pippin! And so glad all is well with you and baby girl. Sorry I've been a bit out of touch but I'm still reading! Your trip sounds awesome, I love cruising - have been lucky enough to go on 2 (both to Alaska). And to go while you're pg would be great, all that pampering! Have fun!

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Hope your trip was lovely. Can't wait to hear about it! :)

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I will only admit this here because I know you'll be gentle with the laughter. I always thought the line in the song was "time is a living spice." Like it adds flavour to life?

decemberbaby said...

Have an awesome time! I'm tempted to follow your example. now... where to go?

The Unproductive One said...

Lucky you, knocked up AND a holiday, both things I crave desperately at the moment but yet both are so far out of my grasp it's not funny.

Enjoy every minute of it!!

ICLW

Lifeslurper said...

Hi Dora:

Your cruise does sound divine, as does your deck sunning and coffee served routine.

Imagine, soon you will be planning holidays...er...vacations for you and your daughter. Now that will be truly wonderful!

Have a great time!

In Due Time said...

I hope you had a great trip!

Happy ICLW!

WiseGuy said...

Hey Dora! Long time, no updates on your blog, and ICLW is arrived, and you are not here!

What's up with you??? Hope you are doing well!


Take Care!

Kristin said...

Hope you had a wonderful cruise. How are you doing?