Monday, July 19, 2010

On In-Laws and Such

Thank you all for the suggestions of ways to keep calm while vacationing with my mother-in-law. So far, the trip has been very smooth.

I loaded up my Kindle with a few books and packed several gallon Ziploc bags to protect it from the sand/humidity.

As a side note, there is a waterproof Kindle cover that would allow me to jump waves while I read, but:
  1. I don't read while I'm in the ocean
  2. I have no balance & that would totally jack me up when the waves came
  3. I'd be so off balance I'd probably end up losing my bathing suit completely
The downfall to the Kindle cover (according to the reviews I've read) is that it locks into place, so when it goes to sleep, you have to take it completely out of the cover to "wake it up". Which kind of defeats the purpose of the cover.

So, instead of the cover, I double my Kindle in 2 Ziploc bags and it is safe & sound!

Long side note, no?

So, I've been going for my run/walk in the mornings to get time away, I've been reading on the beach and Mr. Potts has been good about being my buffer.

Last night we traveled about an hour north of Wrightsville to Jacksonville, NC to see some of my best friends and hang out for the night.

So far, so good.

Except for the text message about a girl being bitten by a shark today at the same beach.

Good thing I don't go out very far.

Happy Monday y'all - I'll be back on Thursday with a better recap.


Anonymous said...

You guys look so tan & relaxed in your pictures! I'm sure the two gallon Ziploks did much to help with the relaxed vibe!

Hope you've enjoyed the vacation - I'm looking forward to the recap, with pictures?!


MCW said...

The shark thing would FREAK me out! Not sure if I will go in past my knees this year!

And I have the gallon Ziploc bags for my Kindle as well. They work just fine and I can throw my phone in as well...

Have fun!

Annie said...

glad to hear all is going well hun! cute picture with your bestie :)
totally scary that there was a shark attack right on the beach you were at!!
enjoy the rest of the trip!!

Brittany Ann said...

Hold strong, girly! You're doing great!

Brittany said...

Happy to hear your having a great time. Stay away from the sharks! I'd be out of there in a heart beat!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

yay for peaceful trips with in-laws! Glad things are going pretty well! Not gonna lie, the shark thing would really! You are much braver than I am!

Brown Girl said...

Sounds like you are having a good vacation! Enjoy it!

Kassie said...

Glad you're (sort of) getting along with the in-law. can't wait to see more trip photos. :)

Lil' Woman said...

Glad things are going smoothly on your vacay! And really who would want to jump waves and read...I can't even sit still and read for that long.

Dee Stephens said...

We just got back from Oak Island and heard about the shark!! YIKES! Okay.. you're friend in Jacksonville.. I know her.
Write me on my bank email and tell me her name.
I think I was/am in the Jr. League with her or she works here at the bank??