Off The Cuff

The countdown is on…

HAPPY 6TH OF JUNE!!!

No, this is not a special day for me.  Not that I know of anyway.  I just wanted to shout that out there, LOL

So, there’s only 14 more school days left and the kids will be free from their institutions LOL.  Then they will have summer holidays that runs for about two and a half months.  Well here it’s that long. Depending on where you are in the world, your Summer vacation might be longer or shorter.

But just think on that for a moment though.

Kids have 2.5 months of vacation.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have that too?

Seriously,, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have summers off without loosing any pay?

Then again, maybe not.

Though, summers are not all fun and games.  Especially for my two kids.  And especially not for this year.

My oldest is autistic, so he needs a routine.  I just wish part of his routine would to realize that you can sleep in during summer holidays.  Then again, it would be awesome if he would do that on weekends, LOL.  But at least it keeps me from sleeping too much day away.

My youngest on the other hand, love sleeping in.  Can’t say as I blame her,,, I love my bed too.  But there’s things that just needs to get done.  Eventually she will come to realize that.

However on that note, I do have a math workbook to help her prepare for the next grade.  And she’s got the first 4 Harry Potter books to read.  I’m still working on book 5, *rolls eyes*.  Why did this book have to be the one with 800 PAGES?!  Seriously Ms. Rowling,,, what the devil were you thinking?  🙂

Speaking of writing.  I have 2 of my own to get finished up.  Maybe this will be the summer that I’ll actually get them done.  This is why I need an agent, preferably for free, LOL.  Although, I do have amazing friends who keeps me on my toes and keeps pushing me to get them done.  Especially the sequel.

Seriously, to those of you who has the first book,,, I’m reeeeeeeeeally sorry it’s not done yet.  I’m now thinking I should have just waiting on publishing it in the first place until I can have a proper ending for it.  I’m trying to keep it the same amount of pages as the first, but it’s becoming to be a chore.  I can only drag out so many scenes before it starts to become boring.

Plus making sure the first lot of chapters reads right is a challenge as well.  So not only do I need an agent,,, apparently I need an editor as well.  There’s only so many times I can re-read it to make sure I have all the grammar errors corrected.  Though, I have to thank Word for underlining words I’ve either spelled wrong, or a sentences that doesn’t make sense.  And someone who’s dyslexic trying to figure out another way to write a sentence to make it read right is a challenge in itself.

Hence another reason for such a delay in getting anything published.  Distractions.  And I have a lot of them, LOL.

And specking of distractions,, this is one of them.  So I shall head off and get some things accomplished today.  Wish me luck, 🙂

Until next time,,,

K ❤

Vacation

The lost has returned,,,, or have they??? lol

Yes, I know it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog.  And I know I said that I’d try and write something every day, but to be honest, I am not that creative to think of interesting topics to talk about like others do.  I’m having a hard enough time trying to get back into my writing schedule.  After all, I still have a sequel to write.  And a script.  I swear that one is going to be the death of me yet.

I guess the latest bit of news is that my trip to Cuba with hubby and friends went off successfully.  Albeit a rough start, but once we got settled in, we were able to relax (somewhat), and take in the sights (and drinks 😉 ) and meet new people.

We went on a little day trip to Varadero by means of a double decker bus.  That was fun.  It was my first time on one, and we got to sit in the upper part.  You pay 5 pesos each to get on, the lady would give you a ticket (more like a piece of paper with the name of the bus on it) and you go into town.  There’s no set time either to have to catch the bus back.  Anyway, we got to a spot where our friends remembered from their first time there and we got off.

I must say,, I was pleasantly surprised.  There were no one hounding you to buy their stuff.  Until we went on our Havana excursion.  Luckily for our tour guide, there were only 8 of us going (less people to loose).  Our guide (Maibel) and driver (Pavel) for the Havana tour were awesome.  She was very well informed on the sights we seen, plus any other little tidbits that we might find interesting.

We also done the Dolphins and Catamaran excursion, which was a lot of fun.  They took us snorkelling,, which I tried to do, but in the end, ended up going back to the boat.  I think if I had to have had on a life jacket, I wouldn’t have panicked as much.  I can swim, as long as I know I can touch bottom, I’m fine.  In this case, I was finding it hard to concentrate on the breathing.  I had a face mask (the kind that goes over your eyes and nose), and for some reason, I forgot to take in a deep breath and go under.  Thus the panicking.  If we ever go to Cuba again, I’ll be wearing a life jacket so the overwhelming feeling of drowning won’t come over me. 🙂

Though, just one week is clearly not enough time to relax.  It would have been if there wasn’t so much confusion for the first 2 days.  But then Tuesday we went to Varadero, Wednesday we done the Havana tour (which was Old and New Havana, cigar factory and the rum factory and store).  Thursday we took a break and stayed on the resort. Friday was the Catamaran, then Saturday was home again.  Our friends had another week left.

Anyway,, That’s pretty much our Cuba trip,, I’ll leave ya now with some pictures during our week of fun.

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I love gardens!!!
I love gardens!!!
The power of Hurricane Sandy.  Big stones embedded into the tree.
The power of Hurricane Sandy. Big stones embedded into the tree.

I used to have this as an indoor plant. They are growing everywhere down there.
Tallest bridge
Pavel, me, Maibel & my hubby
On the Catamaran heading to see the dolphins
On the Catamaran heading to see the dolphins
getting kisses
Getting kisses
This is what our maid, Betsy, done for our last night there.

One of many fish that was there in the little pool of water on the resort.

We hope to visit the same resort again in the future.

Until my next adventure,,,

K.