Monday, June 30, 2008

How to reassure your husband (NOT)

Brenda emailed me from Costa Rica today. I'm so glad to hear from her. She really knows how to put a person's mind at ease. I quote, "Muggings are common if your carrying valuables. I like to walk in the mornings. I did that today. Walked for 45 minutes in all directions from the house." Take off the jewelry and watch!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

She's gone, gone, gone, gone

My lovely, wonderful, beautiful, wife has gone to Costa Rica. She has gone there for a one month Spanish intensive course at The Spanish Language Institute ( Brenda will be teaching a bunch of third grade Spanish speakers next year, so she wanted to spend some time brushing up on her Spanish language. It has only been a day and I miss her terribly.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tell the world to stop moving!

Well, I've learned about a new syndrome, "Mal de Debarquement Syndrome" (A persistent rocking or disequilibrium sensation after prolonged exposure to motion.). It seems a few of us are "blessed" with the ability to keep the cruise going. It's a way to get a little more for our money. I keep feeling like I'm on a moving boat. There's the sensation of moving up and down. Luckily, it doesn't make me sick, but it does suppress my apatite, which is a good thing. For most people the sensations stop after a few days to a week. I sure hope mine stop soon. Blessings, Byron.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Cruise'n with the “oldies”

Brenda and I went on our first cruise. We took a five day cruise from Galveston, Texas to Cozumel, Mexico. It was an interesting and new adventure. It was also expensive! Brenda said she felt trapped. I enjoyed the slow pace. We ate, read, walked, took dancing lessons (Cha Cha), went to shows, etc.

We both used the “patch”, so we didn’t have any trouble with sea sickness. That was a first. The only problem is that I’m having a little “land” sickness. It’s been two days since we got off the boat and my world just won’t stop moving.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bilingual certification

Brenda passed her bilingual certification test. The state of Texas has now certified that my wife is ready and able to teach Spanish bilingual classes. That's good, because that's what her principle wants her to teach.