Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hawaii fo sho.....

So about a week ago, a very interesting thing happened. Juan Carlos left for work in the morning, nothing unusual, calls me around 10 o'clock a.m. or so and says "I might be going to Hawaii". I'm thinking "Whatever!".

Understand, Juan Carlos absolutely loves to travel. Well, who doesn't? But, he looks for every excuse to travel. Work, a gig, a family problem, a possible business venture, toothache...you name it. The interesting part of this is, when I met him he hadn't been back to Costa Rica for years. Really. He arrived in California when he was 16-17 years old. When we met he was about 29-30 with about 13 years in the Los Angeles area. He said to me "As long as you're with me, you won't be taking any vacation." (A little sure of himself, don't you think?) To which I quickly responded "Ah, you may not be taking vacation, but I promise you, I will". Seventeen years later Mr. "I might be going to Hawaii" has another thing coming if he thinks I'm not in on it.

I didn't say "that's what you think", "over my dead body", "you better 'might' again"...I just kept my cool. And I think it was that special shade of cool that gave him a clear understanding that he was not going to Hawaii without me.

Next day, phone rings again; "So....you wanna go to Hawaii or what do you think?". Aha! Cool is working...I say's to him I say's "how long", still playing the cool. "Three days", he answers. I'm thinking I have a buy one, get one free airline ticket but I'll be a donkey's momma if I'm gonna use that thing for 3 days.

Day three, phone rings; "So, you wanna go to Hawaii for 9 days, free condo, free car". Now we're talking. "Sure...." still maintaining my cool because if it ain't broke, don't fix it. If I can get from "I might be going" to "so you wanna go...", I'm hanging on to every shade of cool I own.

Now for the bad news. I have 30 pounds to lose in a month and a half....okay, how's about 5 pounds?....Oh, Man! I hate going knowing I'm waaaay over the legal weight but you know what? I'm going to Hawaii! Ohhhh Yes!

4 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Yeah! Congratulations! When are you going? Anita

Marie said...

June 19th through the 28th. Happy, happy!

trixiebelle7 said...

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Norma said...

HAWAII YES! My prayers answered for you my friend!

Oh Gosh I can't believe it. I am truly happy for you. You really really deserve this. Oh gosh I am filled with so much happiness for you my friend.