I think you all have noticed that I've been a little bit off lately, talking almost only about work and not about my personal life. I even promised more pictures of my vacation and I haven't uploaded them. The reason is that I've been here but I haven't. I mean, physically I've been here working and doing pending stuff, trying to catch up. But mentally I've been away worried about only one thing: my mom. She just had this huge thing removed from one of her breasts and we've been so worried about her and her health that I just couldn't talk about it. Cancer runs in my family and there's only one survivor, the rest who had had it are gone, so you can imagine what we all were thinking... We were just waiting the doctor to say she has it too. I tried to stay positive but there was like a cloud in my mind that didn't let me focus on anything or enjoy things. Worrying is a waste of time but I just couldn't help it. Fortunately the results were negative. She still has a problem but it's not cancer and it's not life threatening. I feel so relieved now! And so happy for her and for the entire family!
Now you that you know the reason I hope you understand my lack of attention and not answering in your comments in the blog. I read them I just didn't answer them. Sorry about that.
And, as I promised, here are some pictures of the trip!
I did something that I never thought possible... I did snorkeling in the open sea! This may not be a big deal for many of you, but for someone who doesn't know how to swim and is terrified of open waters, swimming in transparent waters where you can see the bottom 30 feet below you it's a big thing. I was so scared! We took our daughter with us, and she was so happy that she jumped ship and started swimming along like it was nothing and sometimes she just kept on swimming and my husband had to go chasing her while I held my dear life to one of those red round life savers you see in the movies... and she was shouting to me the whole time "Don't be afraid! Be brave!"... so I was! Once I relax and enjoyed, it was great, like flying and seeing everything from above! The fish were so colorful and there was so many, that this was a lifetime experience I hope to repeat once I learn to swim.
Here we are on the beach (I love this pic!)
When we visited Chichen-itza the heat was just too much, my daughter was crying and cranky and all sweaty and the only thing that made her happy was this handmade wooden skeleton that I bought from one of the guys in the ruins...
Along with the beautiful black skeleton, one of my souvenirs was this skeleton wind chime, like this one but in white (a girl can't have enough skeletons) that is now hanging from a lamp on my studio.
Here we are in our way to Tulum, it was also very hot that day but in Tulum you can bathe at a beautiful blue ocean beach so you have your break and can refresh a little :)
And that's it for today. I'm still jumping with joy with the good news but it's getting late and that girl you see there has more energy that me and my husband together. We have to rest. See you soon!