sun, relaxation and shopping.



well, i’m back. the trip was wonderful. our room was on the top floor and overlooked the ocean. it was breathtaking. it was so peaceful to hear the ocean waves lap up against the shore. hubby went for a run as soon as we arrived and i ordered room service, sat on the balcony and watched the ocean and my stress began to melt away.

that evening we headed into town and took ourselves to see the darjeerling limited. since it was thanksgiving, the town was virtually empty. that night we ordered room service for dinner and went to bed. on friday we slept in and lounged around until mid morning, enjoying the fresh sea air that floated in through our open window. by midday we headed back into town and did some shopping. i made purchases for several friends for chrismas and bought a few goodies for myself as well, because really, what would shopping be without buying something for myself, too!

then came the biggest purchase of them all. we bought a car. yes, you read that right. we bought a 2003 volvo xc 70 cross country. oot. the car is beautiful, and all mine. it took several hours and the deal was done. hubby didn’t want his name on the application, yet he is paying for the car, so it made me feel extra good that we were able to purchase the car based purely on my credit score ~ which, by the way is 793. and because my credit is so good, we got financing at 5.9%, which is beyond fantastic.

so now we are going to sell my saturn and put the money we get from it back into savings. we put 3k down for the volovo and since we think that’s what we can get for the saturn, we’ll hopefully break even.

the rest of the weekend we hung out in town, at the beach and just relaxed. we ate and shopped and shopped some more. the weather was beautiful, mid 70’s during the day and low 60’s at night. this morning we left around 8 am and got back to town a little after noon.

hubby’s folks came over shortly after we got home to check out the car. hubby’s dad was excited about the car and hubby’s mom sort of was. her first words were, ” oh, i thought you were getting an suv.” whatever. i try to like her, i really do, but i just can’t. and she looked hideous! (mom jeans, with flower embroidery at the ankles, a big green sweater, an tan and purple polka dot scarf knotted at the neck, a big tan coat and grey fleece lined crocks. UGH! soo bad. so, so bad. oh, and a pair of weird glasses on a chain around her neck. and this is the gal who thinks she’s oh so hip, too.)

anyway, as much as i love love love where we were, i am very glad to be home with the kitties. atty is snuggled against me and finn is curled up near me too. my mini heater is going full blast as it’s freezing cold in the house. i’m still a little melancholy, even with the excitement of the car and nap is definitely in order.

i’ve tried my best to write everyday, but life kept getting in the way. i know i could have posted via my blackberry while i was gone ~ and i noticed that i missed monday somehow as well ~ but figured that i would rather post something good than something without any substance. besides, i didn’t need to hear that i was somehow dependent on the internet from hubby more than i already do.

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sally on November 26, 2007 at 10:35 am

    Cool car! Congratulations! So, you drove it back up from SLO? How’d it do?

    Have fun!

  2. Posted by Gina on November 26, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    Congrats on the car, it’s purty!

  3. Posted by shell on November 26, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    sally, the car did great. 🙂 so much fun! and i got you a little something, too, but you’ll have to wait for christmas.

    thanks, gina! i like it. 🙂

  4. Posted by Valley Girl on November 26, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    OMG, Congrats!!!!!!!!! Its gorgeous!!!

  5. Posted by WendyB on November 27, 2007 at 6:39 am

    Congrats on the car. Those ocean pix are divine.

  6. Posted by *~*Cece*~* on November 27, 2007 at 9:03 am

    Your time away sounds wonderful! Cute car too!

  7. Posted by Sally on November 27, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    Ooh, I can’t wait! =)

  8. Posted by Gypsy on November 28, 2007 at 1:49 am

    Gorgeous car! Welcome back. 🙂

  9. Posted by mona on December 1, 2007 at 12:11 am

    love the car! glad ur back well and enjoyed your time away.
    about your mother in law..lol!!!!

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