Getting back into the swing of things after being in Costa Rica for 10 days is hard. Overwhelming. Which is why I took some time this afternoon to browse through my thousands of photos from our visit to Tabacon Hot Springs and in a huge effort to relieve the experience, I created an animated GIF of my friends getting pummeled by a waterfall of volcano water. Left to right are Kim Tracy Prince, Andrea Fellman and Romy Schorr. Good sports all three, and great travel buddies.
Yeah, I know it is October, but I have been in Costa Rica so hopefully I get some slack. Here are some funny tweets I have been saving from the month of September 2014.
Favorite, follow and enjoy!
When someone asks you to take a picture of their group, see how far you can back up with their phone before they say something. — Matt Fernandez (@FattMernandez) September 26, 2014
Not trying to be overdramatic here but goodbye *life as I know it. *My three year old dropped his nap. — Melissa Sher (@thismelissasher) September 23, 2014
When in doubt, yank the cord out. This summarizes my computer repair skills. — Stella G. Maddox (@StellaGMaddox) September 18, 2014
Note: Several parts of my Roar Retreat conference have been sponsored, or arranged by the conference's organizers. All words are mine.I have wanted to visit Costa Rica forever. My best friend Danielle has been many times; her stories and photos just BLOW MY MIND. When friend, client and colleague Andrea Fellman moved there about a year ago, I knew at some point I would figure out a way to visit her. Luckily she and Nadia Carriere made it simple for me when they created Roar Retreat. I was thrilled to do the design and web work for the project, and of course, attend. The time has flown since we started working on all this nearly a year ago - I leave for Costa Rica tomorrow.
I feel stupid talking about my health because once I get rolling, I sound like I am making it up and/or I am a total hypochondriac. As a child, I wasn't particularly sickly - although I do remember a bad case of pneumonia when I was out of school for so long my mom sewed me a doll. I wish I still had that doll, because it was one of those surprise gifts that mean so much. It would also be nice to hug that doll on days that I try and balance all the things wrong with me now. I've always battled my weight and yo-yoed up and down since puberty. There is rampant Type 2 diabetes on both sides of the family, so it's not surprising they found mine at age 32 while I was pregnant with Dex. They knew it was not gestational - my numbers were so high the diabetes clinic cleared their evening schedule to teach me about insulin and the nutrition of diabetes. I asked if Bryan could give me the shots and the nurse looked at me sympathetically. "You're going to be dealing with this the rest of your life. We really prefer that you handle it."