Saturday, February 06, 2010

14 Days of Love - 5

Truthfully, I was not looking for sympathy when I posted about our water situation. I have come to terms with decorative faucets. I was just so grateful to have running water, I felt the need to proclaim my excitement.

But, as I was reading your comments, I started feeling, well, sorry for myself. I love getting comments, they are my link to the rest of the world. But, yesterday's comments were so sympathetic and all about taking things for granted and I got to thinking, wow, no running water is the pits, and kind of unfair.

Whenever that word -- unfair -- edges it's way into my consciousness, I know I'm in trouble.

I know life isn't about fair or unfair, it is about finding contentment with what we have and where we are. I know this. I've learned this -- the hard way. So, instead of allowing myself to wallow in self-pity, I decided to take action. And since we can't go home, I decided we needed to go big!

Using the Marriott points we've been accumulating for awhile, we made a 5-day, 4-night reservation here:

And where is here you wonder? The Marriott* in Aruba. We'll be there in a month and I can't wait!

As you can imagine, today we LOVE our Marriott points, our close proximity to Aruba and spur of the moment getaways. This pity party is officially over.

* Photo courtesy of


Annemarie said...

YAY!! I am so glad you did that, you deserve it.

Now we're just all jealous.

Lauren in GA said...

Fabulous! Utterly FABULOUS!

I like what you said about life being about finding contentment.

Adrianne said...

oooohhhh, we passed that Marriott and thought "next time..." Aruba is beautiful and you're going to LOVE it!!

K. Crisler said...

Um... Can I come?

Heather said...

You really should use your Marriott points to come see us.

Lane said...

You're such a little bitch! Have Fun.
~ Lane

♥Shally said...

That place looks AMAZING.

Have so much fun. :)

Maren said...

I'm jealous now! How gorgeous!

Robin Mott said...

I stayed there last year - loved it so much that I bought a timeshare at the resort. Have the hotel babysit the kids and have dinner at the Flying fishbone. You can sit right on the beach and watch the sunset. If you want to dive I can recommend a guide.

Lane said...

Happy birthday. Sorry I couldn't call then. We were on vacatoin!! Love you
~ Lane

Melissa said...

Well hopefully you will be able to enjoy the stay. Enjoy and relax :)

Lindsey said...

I have NO IDEA how to mail something to caracas, but just in case.. you need to post another comment for becoming a follower!!! That way you have your two entries! And in my finest spanish.. MUCHOS GRACIAS!

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Jake said...

Aruba is my next dream destination! Lucky lucky you.

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