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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

On the way home, mon...

The Jamaican Declutter Fest 2009 comes to an end...

My family is on their way home and I really missed them. I learned when they left that I could track flights and I did. The whole way there. I even copied and saved all the different altitudes and air speeds should they want to see how their flight progressed. But they probably don't. That kind of weirdity is all mine.

Since I could text them for free but their texts to me were 50 cents each, communication was mostly one-sided.

This is what I learned:

  • It was hot. Very hot. Every day.
  • My son, who insisted I take the skin off of skinless baloney for the first 15 years of his life, ate pizza without the cheese for the first 12 and probably ate only 20 different foods (11 of which came in Styrofoam to-go containers) for the first 17 years, ate conch fritters and conch soup. Silly me. I was looking for plain, innocuous foods that I could get passed him easily.

He was looking for this.

  • And while they did the carry-on thing the way to Jamaica they had to check their luggage on the way home. See, some of my son's friends went along on this trip. When I go away I buy jewelry, or sandals, or maybe a T-shirt but one of my son's friends bought a machete. And machetes are not considered carry-on.

Go figure.

10 Comments:

Christina 7/1/09, 6:47 PM  

I was never much of a machete shopper either.

Not to sure I would ever eat conch either.

@eloh 7/1/09, 8:17 PM  

Machetes are very useful. I own several. Maybe this explains a thing or two about me that I was pondering on the other day.

The Laughing Idiot 7/1/09, 10:52 PM  

I still can't get over the fact that you let your family go to Jamaica without you!

@eloh 7/2/09, 2:34 AM  

You never clued us in on the final sack count for this year.

Annette Piper 7/2/09, 8:24 AM  

Oh silly you - why didn't you give him conch soup years ago!???? LOL. Oh dear. Well, a widening experience to say the least!

BTW, I've given you an award - go here to collect it :) http://annettepiperjewellery.blogspot.com/2009/07/winter-mistaken-for-spring-but-not-for.html

Six Feet Under Blog 7/2/09, 1:56 PM  

I hope you arent too sad!

JUST ME, THE MOM 7/3/09, 11:45 AM  

Sounds wonderful - what an adventure!

Kristin

Nanny Dee 7/3/09, 4:00 PM  

Hi Tracy -- stopping by and following from the MBC under 100 group!

I love your sense of humor - so many of us moms can identify with your years with the picky eater -- adding the photo really made me laugh!

Dee
http://newenglandnanny.blogspot.com/

Vonlipi 7/3/09, 5:19 PM  

So how many bags did you throw out??? Inquiry minds want to know! lol

The Crazy Suburban Mom 7/5/09, 7:55 AM  

The total bag count was only about 9 :)

tracy

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