We had a very nice time on our cruise last week. It was relaxing and fun, and time we needed to focus just on each other. We splurged for the first time, and got a balcony room, and it was fantastic. We actually got a very good deal on the room price, and it was on the back of the ship, so the balcony was bigger than the ones down the side of the ship. For those of you who might be considering cruising, Carnival gives a discount to those who are currently serving, or who formerly served in the military, but you have to call to get the rate. Just FYI, in case any of you are interested.
In Key West, we just got off the ship and walked around seeing the touristy type places and window shopping. My husband got new sunglasses, I got new flip flops, and we got a couple of shell necklaces and earrings for the girls. In Cozumel, we took a boat to a private beach. The boat ride was on a boat called "The Twister", and it did cool tricks like turning 360 degrees and such. The thrill ride was my husband's idea, and I was a little worried that I might get sick. But, it was a lot of fun, and the beach was FANTASTIC. The water there is beautiful, and it wasn't too hot yet, since it is still early in the year.
For the very first time on a cruise though, I was more than ready to get home. I really, really, really missed the girls, and couldn't wait to see them. They were so excited when we got home :)
This week at work was super busy. We are giving the CRCT (our big state test) next week, so this week was very much "rush week" to get ready. I hate that I feel like I am supposed to teach a test, rather than teach the basic skills my students will need in life. However, hating it doesn't change the fact that I have to do it. So, crunch time it was.
Only seven more weeks (with students) of work until summer vacation. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can................ :)