Friday, August 12, 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday: Vacation Edition

Sorry for the absence lately. Last week was crazy busy due to me preparing for two trips. One I was going on and one I wasn't. 10 pilgrims (8 youth, Fr. L. and 1 adult) left on Tuesday to a wonderful pilgrimage which consists of Fatima, Lourdes, and WYD in Madrid. Yes, I am trying hard not to be jealous. We have been preparing spiritually and doing fundraising for over a year and finally the time has come! I made this blog for them if you are interested in following and sharing in their pilgrimage over the next two weeks.

I am however as we speak on my own much needed Vacation on Table Rock Lake in Missouri. It has been awesome! I came here with my family when I was 5 and finally my family decided to come back. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for the birthday present!! The week has been full of firsts for Dominic and lots of swimming, tubing, boats, fishing, laughing, grilling, and sleeping in for all of us.

Despite the fun time I am having, I am a bit devastated. You see for my last birthday my sweet loving husband got me a smart phone. I love the thing. I use it way too much and for every little thing. Other than my phone it is my camera, clock, voice recorder, gaming device, blog tool, interwebs, news agency, alarm, stopwatch, MP3 player, radio, piano, weather man, yada yada, I could go on and on. Well yesterday Doc and I were enjoying some time on the dock with some wonderful cousins and, well I guess you know where this is started to pour cats and dogs so I took the phone out of my backpack to check the radar. It confirmed for me that yep, it was raining, boy I'm sure glad I figured that out. Anyway I knocked my phone through the dock and into the water. Under the dock it went sinking into it's new 35 ft deep watery tomb. No hope of retrieval. Gone. Sigh. Boy do I feel dumb. What an expensive mishap.

The worst part is now I'm going to have to beat Plants vs Zombies all over again!!!

This morning when I woke up, I didn't know what to do. I had no idea what time it was. I tried to gently look at my still sleeping husband's watch, which he was wearing to get an idea. And then I needed to get kid and I dressed, but I didn't know what was the temperature like outside!!? But then I remembered in the olden days, like 5 months ago pre-smart phone, when I used to open the door and go outside to see what it was like and sure enough that still worked.

Listen to your guardian angel people! Mine totally rocks. She (Gertrude) is always such a big help and I try to constantly ask for it. I kid you not RIGHT BEFORE I dropped my phone I heard "you are going to drop your phone in the lake". I said to myself, well I'm just gonna do this one thing and I'll be really careful. *CLUNK* *SPLASH* *Sigh* Well hopefuly I learned my lesson. Gertrude, you always protect me and guide me, I will try and listen to you better!

Yes I realize it was just a material good. Even though I am upset about it, and will probably be even more upset when I find out how much I need to pay to get a new one, it was just a phone. It is replaciable and many things in life aren't. Like my wonderful husband and my dear sweet little Dominic who are both safe, healthy, and happy. It hasn't spoiled a wonderful vacation and I'm not ready to leave in two days. Will share pictures, from our actual camera which has not yet been thrown in the lake, when I get home.

Thanks Jen for hosting. Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Sad about your phone, happy you are having a great vacation!

  2. I'm glad you had such a great vacation! It sounds wonderful. I'm sorry to hear about your phone. I'm happy you're taking it in stride, though! Yay Gertrude! :)