Hi Guys! We're home, we're alive, and not one mylar blanket on an airport floor was involved! I consider this such a major success I can hardly stand it.
It was soooo much better than it might have been, but it wasn't perfect, either. The trip home, I mean. The vacation, well -- my skin is glowing, I'm happy, I'm relaxed, and some other good things have happened to me in the last couple of days. Everything is irie, mon.
But here are my latest Facebook updates to give you a sketch of an idea of what's been happening over the past coupla days, in chronological order:
7:11 a.m. via Blackberry: Got to Abigail's apartment at 1:30 a.m. only to learn that our JetBlue flight home this morning had been canceled. Now driving Ab's car back to VT.
9:11 a.m. via Blackberry: hahahahhahahahah. All you can do is laugh: GPS can't keep a satellite signal because of cloud cover. So though it's a longer ride, we've just given up and found I-87 (coz at least we know the way...) and we're gonna stay on it. good freaking GRIEF.
10:31 p.m.: Sorry to worry people! We got back home close to 4, and had less than an hour to pick up Mr. Jefferies, shower, and drive another 45 mins. to my sister's house for my family Christmas. The drive wasn't so bad in the scope of things -- could have been so much worse. Not loving the cold and snow, though. When did I become "that person"?
4:30 p.m.: The Jamaican sorrel juice came through the flights and customs and TSA fully intact! I had my first glass this afternoon. FAB! (That gallon is going to be gone in no time.)
5:30 p.m.: Norma has lost total track of time and keeps forgetting that TOMORROW is New Year's Eve!!!! Eek!
7:30 p.m.: Norma is on her second glass of rum cream.
Somewhere in there I also wrote a review of the resort and the booking company (positive for both -- VERY POSITIVE about CheapCaribbean.com, with some caveats about the resort. MINOR. I would go again, definitely, and would recommend it to my friends -- I would direct you to the review I wrote, but I can't seem to find it and perhaps it has not officially posted yet), did laundry, took a nap, went through a little bit of mail, and a few other sundries. Now I have to get a little bit more organized and on top of things. I feel like I've lost a week and can't figure out what day it is. But apparently I'm supposed to be saying: