Mayan Palace Sucks

Big time. And the cretins who run the place are immune to Whoop Ass. So far, I am left with name-calling. But I’m not done scheming for a bit of tasy revenge. I don’t need much. Just $520 worth. Not even including the $50 for the bus ticket they told her...

Into The Eye

Ok, not really. I am flying to Mexico to rescue mom. Or at least have some fun with her for a couple of days. Her last few days have been so unbelievably stressful, I can’t stand it if one more thing goes wrong and she’s alone lugging that suitcase around....

Storm Mama

Mom just emailed me. She is alive and in a very nice hotel. Thank you, thank you. I guess now I have to give back the pink shirt I took from her room this afternoon to wear on the plane. I guess you can’t have everything. She wrote: Subject: Storm MamaI’m...

Still No Word

Nada. I sound calm but I’m a wreck. She wanted me to go with her and I didn’t want to. Too much on my plate here. Of course, now I’m kicking my self, suffering mightily that I didn’t go with her. But there you go. I’m here. She’s...

Lost in… Somewhere

Mom went to Cancún yesterday. Mexico. You know: that little tip of peninsula where Dean should be landing in just about 36 hours from now? Yeah. Now you know where I get it. Remember Hurricane Gilbert, 1988? Mom had had a trip to Cancún planned for months. Arrival...

Sarchi with Mom and Gayle

Sarchi* is about an hour’s drive from here. The town is famous for two things: wooden furniture and oxcarts. The town is also known for arts and crafts, but it seems to me they make stuff to sell to tourists… not like they were going to make the stuff...

Together Again

Ojala, I am home. With my boys and my mommy. Yep, Mommy lived through her first 10 days in Costa Rica. It was wonderful and horrible. Wonderful because she got to chill sin [SEEN, without] the boys around creating chaos and sin me around barking orders. Horrible...

The Mommy Chronicles II

So far, so good. The first day, she spent mostly in bed, catching up on sleep. Now she’s watching her political shows* and bringing my plants back to life. Whenever I buy a plant, Hal likes to suggest I kill it in the store rather than bring it home and torture...