Vacation Brain

It’s so hard to concentrate on anything during the week before I leave for a vacation.  John and I call it “vacation brain.”  Thoughts of vacation permeate all day long, and productivity screeches to a halt.  I remember when I was working my last 9-5, my boss actually called me on it.  I was taking a seriously long time to draft a letter that would normally take me 15 mins max.  He just came out, shook his head and said “you’re already gone, huh.”  He was totally right.

I keep puttering around, creating foolishness to do to occupy my mind, making lists, checking and rechecking my suitcase…. it’s so unhealthy.  But…I love it.  I love the countdown, the daydreaming of what we’ll do, see, eat, try, I love the beauty preparations of my hair, nails, brows etc.  It’s all a part of the vacation experience to me.  Each vacation, I tell myself I’m not going to go crazy and buy more stuff….and each vacation, I fail miserably.  I raided victorias secret’s semi annual sale for bikinis, and marshalls for cheap vacay clothes.  I don’t feel guilty at all 🙂

And a happy bonus.  I convinced John that we need to go back to Mexico to catch whale shark season, and he agreed….so we’re returning in August!!  WAHOOO!!!  I think I’m going to have vacation brain for the whole summer!

Vacay pics to come after we return!!

Long Natural Hair Wash and Go with Mixed Chicks Update

Long Natural Hair Wash and Go with Mixed Chicks Update

On Saturday I did the wash n go.
I slept with it in a loose pony and under my scarf.
On Sunday I did absolutely nothing, except take the scarf off in the a.m. and put it right back on in the p.m.
Today, I take the scarf off, and my loose pony is still SO soft.  It’s also defined, fluffy and no stiffness or anything.  It’s awesome.  SO awesome, in fact, that my guy even noticed how soft it was….that’s a BIG deal.

I am officially digging that mixed chicks leave in.