Friday, November 30, 2007

8 kilometers of sweetness

We´ve been languishing on an island off the coast of Mexico for the past few days. Every single thing about our trip so far has been smooth, from the bus rides to the water ferry, the finding the perfect hotel on a whim without reservations. We´ve spent the days on swimming in the caribbean and the nights in outdoor bars and restaurants people watching and talking quietly. It´s enough to make you forget you´ve come from something, enough to almost make you believe this is all there is.

But tonight as I watched the sun slip into the sea, cold beer in hand and book nestled in my lap I thought of so many of you and wished for a sunset gathering of our own where we´d all dance round the fire toasting each other in community.

I can´t come visiting as the connection is spotty and the smell of garlic reminds me it´s time to eat in the darkened corner of some tiny little cafe. But consider this your salty kiss on the cheek and the promise of warmer weather soon.

39 comments:

slouching mom said...

wonderful, jen! i'm so happy for you!

Julie Pippert said...

Oh Jen, that sounds fantabulous. I'm so glad for you. Keep enjoying the Good Life.

Thanks for the picture you painted. I needed to see that. It has been a week.

Julie
Using My Words

Hetha said...

I love it. You are so deserving wonderful woman, soak it up!

Janet said...

I'm enviously gleeful for you. It's sounds delish. Enjoy every minute.

alejna said...

It sounds so great. I feel like you've just sent us all a postcard. I love getting personal mail.

flutter said...

smooch

FENICLE said...

Very jealous...but happy for you :) Soak it up!

kgirl said...

enjoy, my friend, enjoy!

Kyla said...

Oh you. Enjoy it for us all. Sounds like a slice of heaven.

Lawyer Mama said...

Ah, thank you. Have a beer for me my sun-kissed friend!

Lawyer Mama said...

I have to ask - are y'all by any chance on Isla Mujeres? The size sounds about right. We were there on vacation a few years ago. Beautiful. Enjoy.

painted maypole said...

oh jen. have a margarita (or three) for me. on the rocks. with salt. mmm.....

carrie said...

Happy to hear you're having a wonderful time!

Have a cerveza for me por favor! Happy, happy travelling.

acumamakiki said...

i'm glad, this is just what you need honey. someday we'll all be able to languish and drink cold ones together in a warm exotic location. xo

Momish said...

I am with you, right there in spirit, sister. I need to believe that as I prepare my house for twenty plus guests. Sounds so peaceful and relaxing. Ahhhh.

Salty kisses are the best kind! Enjoy your well deserved vacation.

Family Adventure said...

I feel like I'm right there with you ... on the sunkissed beach ... with a book and a cold one in hand.

Thanks for the escape...

Heidi

meno said...

I hope the kiss is salty from both the ocean and margaritas.

QT said...

Cheers, woman - I'll be thinking of you while it dumps six inches of snow here tonight...

blooming desertpea said...

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

mamatulip said...

Honestly, I feel a bit more relaxed just reading this post.

Enjoy. xo

crazymumma said...

nice.

Ally said...

Oh, you sweet girl, inviting us to join you on your vacation...

Now stop that! Enjoy the rest, and come back feeling invigorated and refreshed! Hugs to you.

mitzh said...

Glad that you are having a wonderful time. You truly deserve it!

nomotherearth said...

sounds heavenly!

Sober Briquette said...

that's gonna happen.

so save me a margarita.

urban-urchin said...

It sounds like heaven- have another beer and some garlicy stuff for me.

Christine said...

it sounds like a lovely time.

magical.

have lots of extra fun for me.

find me shell, love.

Pgoodness said...

thank you. Glad you are having a lovely time - you deserve it.

liv said...

oh, lovey, this sounds divine. i wish i were with you!

Oh, The Joys said...

with you in spirit...

we_be_toys said...

Vacations rock! Sounds like you're having a great time and re-energizing your bunny! Life is good.

Wayfarer Scientista said...

Yay! A virtual toast to you!

Amy Y said...

It sounds perfect!! Wish I was there! :)

Anjali said...

How absolutely lovely!

moosh in indy. said...

Last time I saw you was in Chicago,
I'd rather see you there.
Let's talk to Blogher, mmm kay?

ms chica said...

A change in environment can be so invigorating. Great descriptions sister, I feel like we're sharing a toast.

Slackermommy said...

I wish I was on the beach with you!

The Expatriate Chef said...

One day we should do just that. How amazing would that be to share a laugh in person?

bgirl said...

que beuno chica!

savoring the salty kiss and keeping it as a wish for myself to be back in mexico one day again soon.